For anyone who knows what they’re doing under the hood of a car, maintenance is a real breeze. For the rest of us, it’s a mystical wardrobe of Narnia we’d rather avoid. Sure, we’ll pop the hood, check the oil, and act like we know what we’re doing, but when disaster strikes we hand the car over to the experts.
Why do we do this?
Because we know how easy it is to mess things up. Take this colorful example from Reddit user raradar:
“It started when I forgot to put the copper washer on the drain plug. After filling the engine with fresh Mobile 1, I then opened up the hatch to fix a broken antenna whip. I got a premonition and looked under the car and saw oil dripping from the plug. Panicking, I got the jack under the car to drain the oil again to reinstall the plug with the washer.
After fixing that problem, I decided that it would be a good idea to clean up the oil, so I started pushing the car out of the garage by depressing the clutch pedal and pushing with my foot. I forgot the hatch was open. As the car started going out the garage, the hatch hit the garage door and cracked the spoiler in the middle.”
Sounds exactly like something we’d do.
Doing your own maintenance
We’re convinced that almost everyone relishes the idea of rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty under the hood of a car; it’s cheaper and more intrinsically rewarding than paying someone else to do it. However, there’s always the chance you end up creating more problems for yourself. Even the simplest repairs – like the oil change above – can turn into a real headache.
Giving your car to a professional
There’s also a chance that professionals will mess things up. Even Cam Newton throws an interception from time-to-time. The difference is we can guarantee the work. If our repairs malfunction, it’s on us, and we’ll do everything in our power to set it right. Obviously you’ll be paying for more up front, but that extra money ensures your repairs go the distance, and puts your car in the hands of experts.
If you’re bold enough to tackle the metal Rubik’s cube under your hood, more power to you, but if you’re looking for reliable professional service, come on by Autopark Honda and we’ll take care of you.