Arlington Heights Auto Repair

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Can You Do It For Less?


A common question I occasionally get: “Can you do it for less?” The answer is almost always yes; however (and this is a big however), do you want to sacrifice part quality?

Parts are parts, but all parts were not created equal. I’ve tested several that claim to be just as good as the more expensive brands. Sometimes to my dislike— although good for my customers— I will try them on my own cars first.

My car was leaking oil, which in turn, leaked on the ignition wires and ruined them. I tried out a new “lower price, good quality” ignition wire set. When driving home, the engine started to misfire. I pulled over and checked it, but couldn’t see a problem. When I got home, I opened the hood and left the engine running this time. What I saw was a nice light show— electrical sparks coming from the wires, reaching out to find any metal ground they could. The next morning, I paid the extra money for a better brand and reworked the job.

Can you save some money? Yes, if you want to take the chance of spending more time and money down the road. When you have a reliable shop, use their experience and knowledge to your benefit. When I can find a less expensive, quality part, I’ll use it. However, when the parts aren’t good enough, I wouldn’t risk safety over money, as well as saving time and aggravation.

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