The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten

With the downturn of the economy, it seems that everyone is price shopping.  We totally understand this, business is off, and expenses are up.  We would like people to understand that a perceived cheap price when servicing your vehicle is rarely that in the end.  There are only so many ways you can repair a vehicle for a cheap price and most of them are not good.

Some examples are:

    • Use of cheap parts:  There are many choices when it comes to replacement parts today, in many instances we have a choice of an OEM part, several grades of aftermarket parts and even counterfeit parts.  Yes many of these will be sold at a fraction of the cost of the OEM, but at a much lower quality standard also.  Another thing to consider is safety and liability factors, is it worth it to have an accident or breakdown due the failure of a low cost replacement part?


  • Uninsured, unlicensed repair shops that will likely result in inferior repairs and no warranty



  • Shops staffed with inexperienced workers.  I cannot tell you how many cars a week that just came from the “cheap” shop down the road for the 5th time and still are not fixed.  They usually have had many good parts replaced unnecessarily costing more money with each visit where they try to guess what else it could be.  Just because they charge a low hourly rate does not mean that you will save money.



  • If the shop does not have the staff, equipment, and expertise to repair your vehicle properly the first time, you will not save money!  Inexperienced techs make lots of mistakes costing you downtime, money, and possibly lost customers.