As you know we look every car we get into the shop over bumper to bumper and discuss any problems we see developing with the owner. Sometimes the owner will fix only the current failure or service and delay attending to the problems for a number of reasons ranging from economic to convenience. While we work with them to accommodate their needs we also strongly encourage keeping their car maintained.
We are seeing a lot of air conditioning work this summer. While the AC demands fixing in this hot weather some of the other items are not so demanding until complete failure occurs. Examples are ball joints, struts, constant velocity joints, brakes, and more. Conditions like these make the car drive a little less precisely but it happens so slowly that the driver is unaware of the problem until complete failure. Realistically failure of any of the above is more serious than the loss of AC. The failure can happen at any time; late at night in a bad part of town, or on a remote highway, or on a 100 degree day on a busy interstate highway. None of these are situations one wants to be confronted with. This is why we at Eilenberger’s make sure you are aware of your cars condition and encourage you to get it fixed before it fails. Our service advisors are trained to work with customers’ needs to develop a plan to keep them in a safe and reliable vehicle at the lowest possible cost.
A safe and reliable vehicle is doubly important for the kids going to school in a city several miles from home. The distance only makes the aggravation and cost of a failure that much more a problem. Thus we encourage you to get their cars into the shop for back to school maintenancee and check out well before the day they are to leave for that first step out of the nest. Look for a coupon for this service sometime in August.