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When is the best time to bring my car in for repair?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:05 AM

Schedule your car for a service.

For many of us, time is something we simply wish we had more of.  When it comes to getting everything done in a day, sometimes it’s just impossible.  Trying to schedule an appointment to bring your car in for a service or repair can be particularly tricky, because being without your own car adds even more stress to your already over-packed schedule. 

But getting your car serviced doesn’t have to be a hassle.  To help you avoid the pitfalls of peak automotive repair times, aim for the following:

By Season
If you have the luxury of choosing one season over another, then choose fall or winter over spring or summer.  When the weather gets nicer, more people tend to travel, and that means more people are having their vehicles repaired or serviced.  However, if waiting for the seasons to change means that you’ll be way overdue for a service, then it’s best not to take any chances.  Instead, opt to schedule your car for a slightly less busy time during the season you’re in.

Schedule your car for a service.

By Week
When it comes to the week, some days do tend to be busier than others.  In general, Fridays and Saturdays tend to be busiest (for shops that are open on weekends), while Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend to be the slowest.  Sometimes this can vary from shop to shop, so you could ask the service writer for his or her advice.  Another good reason to bring your car in earlier in the week is because it gives the shop a chance to get replacement parts in sooner.  As the week progresses, there’s a chance that some replacement auto parts won’t be available until the following week. 

By Day
First thing in the morning is the best time to bring your car in (or have it at the shop the day or night before it’s scheduled).  Over the course of a day automotive technicians will rapidly become loaded up with work to do and will have to prioritize based on which cars arrived first, as well as which ones have available replacement parts.  As with the weekly scenario, it’s smart to bring your car in early in the day, since it means that your replacement parts might arrive before the day is up.  If you bring your car in too late in the day, your new parts might not arrive until the next day.  The less time you have to do without your own car, the better.

Schedule your car for a service.

If you are looking for an auto mechanic to service your vehicle in Harford County, Maryland, you have come to the right place.  We service every town in Harford County, including Aberdeen, Bel Air, Burns Corner, Darlington, Edgewood, Fallston, Havre de Grace, Hickory Hills, Jarrettsville, Joppatowne, Perryman, Pleasant Hills, Pylesville, and Riverside.  We are not only your Harford County auto repair shop and body shop, but we’re also your neighbors!  If you are looking for a neighborhood auto repair shop that you can trust, rest assured that you have come to the right place at Ward Automotive.  Bel Air Autobody and Ward Automotive have been servicing the residents of Harford County, Maryland for over 20 years.

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