I’m In a Hurry, How Long Will It Take to Repair My Car?

It’s always a hassle when you have to leave your car at the auto repair shop to have it fixed. We know it is inconvenient when you don’t have access to your car. Because of that our auto repair shop always works hard to make sure that we can to have your baby returned to you as quickly as possible—complete with top-notch car repairs and service. But a question that we always get is, “How long will it take to repair my car?” And the simple answer is that it depends on the repair, and it may also depend on you.

Plan Ahead to Make Sure Your Car Repair is Done Fast

An import repair shop serves many customers with cars of many makes and models  that all have different service and repair needs. Unfortunately, it is impossible for any car repair garage to have every part on hand for every type of repair, especially if your car is an antique or classic car. If you want your car serviced and returned to you quickly, schedule in advance if you can. We know that not everything can be scheduled beforehand and that emergencies happen, but when you can schedule in advance it will streamline the process. If we know your car is coming, we can get your parts in advance for your auto repair or service to make your auto repair go as quickly as possible.

In addition, keep in mind that as much as we would like to drop everything and devote all of our time to your car, we will have other people’s car repair or maintenance needs to tend to while your car is in our auto repair 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 busy we are when we get it.

Complicated Car Repair Problems Require Complex Solutions

More complex repairs take more time, and that’s a fact. The type of repair will have a huge impact on how long your car repair will take. 

Some examples of import car maintenance types that can usually be completed in just a few hours are:

Examples of car repair services that will take longer, but can usually still be completed in a day include:

  • Alternator replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Water pump replacement
  • Exhaust work

Some car repairs will take much longer because of how complex they are. Anything that involves dismantling the engine such as a head gasket replacement, cylinder head replacement or valve replacement will take much longer. Transmission repairs will often take days instead of hours to complete because of the complexity of the task.

As a general rule of thumb, with any type of import car maintenance the more complicated the car repair is, the longer it will take. In addition, as with any service or repair—no matter how simple—there is always a chance that unexpected complications which can take a short auto repair and make it a longer one. But, if you keep up with your import car maintenance schedule, the chance of these types of complications are rare. 

How Long Will My Repair Take? Just 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 know know all of the details, we will be happy to give you an estimate of how long your foreign car repair or service will take. We want your auto repair to be as smooth and painless as you do, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online form if you have any questions.

European Auto Repair and the Importance of the Expert

Though cars usually contain the same type of moving parts (it would be hard to drive a vehicle without a few tires, a steering wheel and an engine), not all cars or car repair shops are built the same. When you have a European car that is crafted to exacting standards, it is important to find an auto shop that operates under those same exacting standards. When looking for a place to repair your car, be sure to choose one that specializes in your make of car for a speedy and hassle-free repair experience.