Car Repairs Take Time, But How Much Time Will It Take to Repair My Car?
One of the most difficult things about having your car repaired is waiting for it to be finished. We understand that it is inconvenient not having access to your car, and we always do everything that we can to have it returned to you as quickly and safely as possible—complete with top-notch repairs and service. But a main question that we always get is, “How long will it take to repair my car?” And the simple answer is that it may depend, and one of those factors that it may depend on is you.
Plan Ahead to Make Sure Your Car Repair is Quick and Painless
An import repair shop serves many customers with many different types of cars that have various needs. It is impossible to have every part on hand for every type of repair, especially if your car is an antique or classic car. The first thing that you can do to make sure your car is serviced quickly is to make sure to schedule in advance if you can. We know that not all maintenance can be scheduled in advance, but when it can it definitely streamlines the process. If we know your car is coming in advance, we can make sure that we can have all of the parts for your repair or service ordered and on hand to make the repair go as quickly as possible.
In addition, it is important to keep in mind that as much as we would like to drop everything and devote all of our time to your car, we will likely have other people’s repair or maintenance needs to tend to while your car is also in our shop. Some days we may not be able to get to your car right away, and a big part of how long your car will be at our garage is how soon we are able to devote the time it requires to repair it.
More Complicated Problems Require More Complicated Solutions
Another thing to keep in mind when wondering how long car repairs will take is how complicated the fix may be. Changing the oil on a car is a fairly simple procedure that can usually be completed in less than an hour of hands-on time. Changing or rotating tires is another simple procedure that likely won’t take very long. A new alternator, timing belt or water pump will take more hands-on time, with repairs taking hours instead of minutes to complete. Getting your transmission rebuilt, however, is another matter entirely. This is a complicated process which likely will require several days to be completed. And with any service or repair—no matter how simple—there is always a chance of unexpected complications which may lengthen the repair process. Expect that it will take longer for your car to be repaired if it is a more complicated repair that needs to be done.
How Long Will My Repair Take? Give Us A Call!
The bottom line is when you have burning questions about how long it will take for your car to be repaired, give us a call and ask. When we have all of the information about your car, the repair in question, and the state of our schedule, we will be happy to give you a much more accurate estimate of how long your service or repair will take.