Auto service, auto diagnostic service and vehicle repair services are becoming increasingly common in the UK, but what are the barriers to accessing them?
We asked Dr. Mike Henson, founder and CEO of AutoCare UK, to explain what you need to know about the services available.1.
How much do auto repair companies charge?
There’s no set price to the service, but many services offer a discounted rate for drivers who sign up for a three-month trial period.
In most cases, this can be up to 25% of the repair bill, but sometimes a smaller discount is offered.2.
How long does it take to receive your service?
Depending on the service you’re going to receive, it can take anywhere from two to five weeks for the repair to be completed.3.
How do you get your car fixed?
The cost of a full service vehicle repair depends on the vehicle type, but if you’re having a minor repair such as a cracked windshield, the cost will likely be less than $10.
For more serious repairs, such as damage to the engine, it’s possible to get a full repair within a few days.4.
What if my car is in an accident?
If you’re not getting a full replacement vehicle, you may be able to arrange a “car swap” service, where the owner of the vehicle can arrange for an extra car to be added to your account.
However, in the event that your car is involved in an on-road accident, your vehicle will need to be rebuilt.5.
How often do auto repairs happen?
According to AutoCare, most repair jobs can be completed within two to three weeks, but there are some exceptions.
If your car has been in a collision for more than three weeks and you’re still waiting for a full vehicle repair, you can request an appointment to have your car repaired.
If you are still waiting on your car, you should call AutoCare and speak to one of our experts to get started.6.
What about repairs for my other vehicles?
If you’re the owner or driver of a new vehicle, AutoCare can help you arrange for a new engine, transmission or transmission component to be sent to your car.
It can also be possible to have a vehicle replaced with a spare part to keep it in good working order.7.
What happens if I’m not satisfied with the repair?
If your car isn’t performing as well as it could, you’ll need to take the repairs to another vehicle, or make a claim to the vehicle manufacturer.
If you choose to pursue the claim, you will have to provide evidence that the repairs have been done.
The repair company may also take you to court, which could take a lot longer than two weeks, depending on the circumstances.8.
What should I do if my vehicle is in a car wash?
If a vehicle is damaged or doesn’t look like it was designed for the road, you might want to have it repaired before it’s put on the road.
The best option is to have the car towed to the nearest auto wash.
AutoCare is also available for people who have damaged or have been out of commission with their vehicle.
You can call the company and have it repair your vehicle.9.
What’s the best way to call Auto Care?
If the repair is too expensive or takes too long to complete, you could contact AutoCare for free to arrange for the car to come out for a test drive.
This service can usually be completed in a few hours, but can take longer depending on your vehicle’s condition.10.
What is a service and how does it work?
Service providers like AutoCare offer car repairs and maintenance services to help customers get on their way.
If it’s not a repair, Auto Care will take the vehicle out to the dealership for an inspection.
If they think it’s in need of repairs, they’ll ask for a loaner vehicle.
The loaner car is usually covered by the owner’s insurance.
The repairs can usually take anywhere between two and five weeks, although sometimes longer.
The service provider can also work out a better rate with the owner.11.
What do I need to bring with me?
The cheapest service providers charge a flat fee for the repairs, but this can vary depending on which parts are covered by your insurance.
It’s best to call ahead to find out if you can get the repair you need done at a lower rate.
For example, if you have an engine, there are likely to be less expensive options to use.
If the car has a transmission, the cheapest option may be to get an engine replacement.
If the car is a trailer, you won’t need to pay for a trailer rental.
AutoCare will pay for your own tow truck.12.
What does AutoCare do if I’ve lost my car?
If AutoCare is unable to repair your