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Ways of Avoid Being Overcharged at a Garage

Owning a car comes with the responsibility of keeping it in good condition. And, sooner or later, every car needs repairs and maintenance. However, finding a trustworthy garage or mechanic can be a daunting task, especially if you are not knowledgeable about car repairs. The last thing you want is to be overcharged for unnecessary services or parts. In this article, we will discuss some of the top ways to avoid being overcharged at your local garage.

How to Avoid Being Overcharged At a Garage?

Like the majority of drivers, your car may be over seven years old, well past its warranty period, and all you know about it is where to put gas and washer fluid. When it comes time to repair your car, it can be overwhelming. In this blog, we cannot give you the expertise or knowledge to know everything about your car, but we can give you a few basic tips on how to keep repair costs down.

The most important tip is to find a shop that you trust. If you are not familiar with the repair procedures of your car, don’t waste your time going to 2 or 3 different shops to get quotes. Once you find an honest shop, stick with them, and your loyalty will be rewarded.

It’s also important to educate yourself by asking technicians to let you see the defective parts. It won’t make you a mechanic overnight, but it will give you an idea of what a defective part looks like.

Try to work with a  licensed mechanic at all times. Not to say that unlicensed techs don’t know what they are talking about. However, a licensed technician has satisfied the ministry’s requirements for fixing and maintaining your car. Even a well-intentioned shadetree mechanic can cost you money in the long run.

Why Work With Kambio

What sets Kambio apart from other service centers is that there is no need to waste three hours of your day at the dealership waiting for your car to be serviced. They will come and service your car at home, work, or even the golf course. If you have a regular 9-5 job followed by responsibilities at home, such as picking up the kids, taking them to recreational activities, homework, dinner, baths, stories, pets, and so on, why not choose this option and have your vehicle serviced while you are doing something you enjoy instead of waiting?

In summary, finding a trustworthy garage, educating yourself, using licensed mechanics, and keeping track of your records can all help to avoid being overcharged at your garage. Alternatively, you can consider innovative service centers like Kambio Inc. that prioritize customer satisfaction and offer hassle-free maintenance services that come to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions+-

You have the ability to conveniently live stream the service being performed on your vehicle, as well as receive a detailed work order with our Kambio’s signature of completion.
All of our work is guaranteed, and we ensure your full satisfaction on the services performed on your vehicle. If in the rare event a customer experiences damage to their engine and the failure was proven to be caused by our products or service, we will either repair the engine or fully provide a replacement for your vehicle. Please ask our reservation team for more details.
Absolutely. We carry full garage insurance and coverage, and all of our Kambios are WSIB.
We only use high quality, name brand lubricants including synthetic oil. We use the correct viscosity of oil for your vehicle, as recommended by the manufacturer.
At this moment we are focused on our core service of on-location oil changes. Our added value services include but are not limited to seasonal tire change and storage, tire rotation, waterless car wash and other services as suggested by our customers.
Our prices are subject to the type of oil your vehicle OEM has suggested, and the location of the service. Our average going rate is $97.00, which includes up to 5L full synthetic oil, a new filter and travel time. Once you proceed with booking an oil change you will be provided with the exact price.
We’re currently in the GTA. Our main service points are commercial locations as well as residential locations after-hours.
Our services are catered to light duty vehicles.
No, what’s so cool about Kambio’s service is that you can continue doing what you love, while we do the same! You also have the freedom to live-stream our service from behind your desk.
We understand that your satisfaction is very important and that untidy work is not acceptable. We always place a large, absorbent safety mat under the vehicle before beginning an oil change. We also use over-sized oil drain pans, and we have special Spill Kits on hand in case a spill does happen. We are very concerned about the environment and about your vehicle.
Kambios are our operator technicians who are certified auto machanic's. They all have a minimum of 5 years experience as a mechanic and are passionate about changing the automotive service industry.
All of our waste oil and filters are recycled by Waste Management partners. None of it ends up in landfills.
Kambio was created for those who value time. Whether you are running a business, managing your busy lifestyle, using your vehicle for pleasure, or simply don’t have the time to travel to the dealership or lube shop, we offer the convenience of coming to you. Kambio delivers convenience, quality of work, and the value of time.
Our service hours for commercial zone clients are from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and residential clients from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s recommended to check our scheduling portal for accurate service availabilities.
Yes. Our hours are 9am – 3pm.
Yes and No. it’s always recommended to check booking the schedule to see our operation hours on public holidays.
We require credit card information upon reservation in order to secure your booking.
You must cancel your booking at least 12 hours in advance in order to avoid any fees. Should there be a no show when the Kambio arrives, there will be a $50.00 cancellation fee charged applied to the credit card.
You can book your reservation by calling our live reservations at 1.844.526-2461 minimum of 24 hours in advance, or several weeks prior. You may receive same day service so long as your booking is done prior to 1:00pm EST. You’re always suggested to check with our live reservation team for availabilities.
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