Your car is making a knocking sound or it isn’t running the way it normally does. It makes you uneasy because you don’t what’s the issue is, how serious it is, how expensive it will be, or if the Jacksonville FL auto repair shop is even quoting you the right price. Perhaps you’re on a tight budget, and are putting off taking your car into a Jacksonville FL auto repair shop thinking whatever happens to you car will be expensive. Ron Vinduska, owner of Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care of Jacksonville says car repairs aren’t always expensive if you catch them when the problem first begins. And, when it comes to car repairs, the fear that the technician will find a host of issues and pressure the customer into making fixes that may not be necessary might lead some people to neglect their cars even if they know something is wrong. Establishing trust with customers is important. Reputable auto repair shops in Jacksonville FL will give customers a written estimate of cost and what repairs need to be done. They will also never do any unauthorized repairs. If you’re not sure you’re being a quoted a fair price or need the recommended service, you may want to shop around. This may be especially true if you’re told you need a transmission. Vinduska says that most transmissions can be repaired. He recalls a customer who was told he needed a new transmission when all he needed was a much less expensive repair. But if you’re going to shop your car around, Vinduska advises bringing your car into Cottman of Jacksonville rather than trying to get a quote over the phone. He doesn’t like to do repairs based on what others have said. “If I fix a problem based on what you [the customer] told me and it doesn’t work, you’ll be upset. But if I tell you what’s wrong and it doesn’t work, you don’t pay for it, and I’ll address the issue.” Having your car serviced can be stressful especially when you don’t know what’s wrong with it what it’s going to cost, or if it’s even necessary. Shopping around to find the right Jacksonville FL auto repair shop who will diagnose your problem accurately and quote you a fair price will go a long way in alleviating that stress.
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