27 phrases that tell us the mechanics in the service station
That’s what we often say the mechanics in the service.
Each of us was in the service station for inspection or for routine maintenance of the car. What we did not hear about his iron horse, especially if we brought him in connection with a breakdown. Only phrases like “what do you want, it’s a BMW” or better yet “common failure is a design feature of your car” are worth.
Also every mechanic in the technical center loves to show their importance and awareness. As well without it. They also need to our eyes, they were professionals. We have collected for you the most common phrases of mechanics, many of which you probably already heard.
1. “In the car burned out the alternator and maybe something else. You should look for”
You have lit the battery icon on the collection tubes during movement, talking about the absence of charging the battery. This, of course, the first sign that the machine is out of order generator. Of course, many of us in this case entered the service station, where we know that we need a new generator and the entire electrical diagnostics. In fact, in many cars the alternator to sort out, which is much cheaper than buying a new one. But it is not always the cause of the battery icon on the instrument panel is a failure of the alternator. It is possible that the cause of the problems just in the old battery. That is why it is very important to go to service your car only where you trust the Automaster.
2. “I can’t say so, I need to check”
Here’s another favorite phrase of many mechanics. Well, of course. It’s like in the clinics where the doctors, even if symptoms have completely forgotten how to set even a preliminary diagnosis. Remember that professional decent mechanic in many cases can tell you the preliminary cause of the fault. Of course, then he’ll check everything. Nevertheless, good mechanics do know how to determine the damage without equipment – purely on the eyes.
3. “Don’t worry you can trust me”
Some engineers often meet with the mistrust of car owners who all see the catch. But it is logical considering how deceiving motorists in our garages. Therefore, some mechanics, hoping to establish contact with the customer call center is often throw the phrase “you can trust me”. Most interesting is that many of us, when we hear these words, for some reason begin to believe in the sincerity of the mechanic. But in spite of this, remember that you have to live by the principle “trust but verify”. Understand that words unfamiliar mechanic can be just air. So be on the lookout.
4. “I (we) always have parts on your car”
Every mechanic or car service interested in customers. And what will be more, the more profitable auto repair. But how to entice the car owner who first came to the technical center? Of course, to tell him tales of the Vienna woods that the service is always available any auto part for all cars. Well then not believe? As a result, many owners agree to leave their car for repair in places. In fact, it appears that many parts are not available. But where do you go when your car will be polurazobrannom stand on the lift? So be careful and don’t forget that in doubtful service to your machine can install substandard parts.
5. “The original estimates were only indicative value”
This is another common phrase in the service, when you know the final cost of repair of his car. Unfortunately, often the end result is completely different compared to the estimates that you presented before you begin repairs.
So be careful when you place an order. Don’t forget to read what is written in small font. Just there very often, and spells out the rules that the original estimate of the purchase order is only an approximate calculation of the cost of services and spare parts.
6. “If you had come a month earlier, that a major breakdown could not be”
This is the classic phrase you could hear from different mechanics. How do they like to operate with the assumption on “coulda woulda”. Of course, most often in the breakdowns fault of the owners who like to delay scheduled maintenance or minor repairs. But this does not mean that if the car was in service much earlier, nothing would have happened. However, the love mechanics, as physicians, to put sometimes these “diagnoses”.
7. “Let’s see what’s your problem”
Sometimes we’re so worried about your car that details begin to tell the mechanic about the symptoms of the fault. Professional usually listens to us until the end. Unfortunately, many senior interrupted our detailed story, saying that they all look and install. That you should be alerted. In such a hurry the cause of the fault can and properly install. So be careful. Alas, not all services are decent people.
8. “This is a problem with the electrics”
This is a favorite phrase of many car mechanic, when your car can’t find a problem with the electronics. In General, seven problems one answer. After all, the electrician can blame all the causes of the strange behavior of the car. Especially when avtomaster are not quite competent in car repair.
9. “Where have you serviced your car? This is horror”
Many services love to abuse workers in other technology centers. Of course, this is done in order to do you to another service or foot. Yes, of course, in some cases, you can really tell the bitter truth that you are in another service is constantly lit, and the car really has not been repaired. But, unfortunately, most often such statements are made with one purpose – to create the appearance of competence of the master of the technical center.
10. “Oh-Oh-Oh… so you have here something dripping!”
When the mechanic at the vehicle inspection found a leak of liquid, they start to catch up to the car owner horror, as if your car is almost beyond repair, or to aggravate the situation, so hinting at the failure of the engine.
Yes, of course, flow of fluids (especially engine oil) does not promise anything good. But in many cases it is not a sentence. If you see that the service station is constantly afraid of you and catching up horror, I advise you to tick from such a place. Nothing good in this service, most likely, will not. In most cases such a psychological treatment of the owner is necessary for the promotion of his money under the pretext of major repairs of the car.
11. “How did you manage to break?”
Sometimes the mechanics love to be surprised by the breakage. Especially if you are new in the same service changed the same defective parts. Usually in this case, of defective parts or on the curves of the hands of the master not saying a word. Well, of course, who admits that auto parts were of dubious quality or that there was a jamb at mounting Avtokomponent. As a rule, in this case, the blame for an early exit parts of the building passed on to the client, asking a typical question: “How did you manage to break this part?”.
12. “Work on your car control the best master in the service station”
In any service station, when you see that the owner of the car begins to doubt the quality of services (especially panochitas reviews on the Internet about the masters), make a knight’s move, saying that will give them the best Manager wizard. Many after these words all the doubts, oddly enough, disappear.
13. “Don’t worry, estimates for repair designed well”
Each of us is experiencing due to costing at a service station. That is why we always ask the Manager to calculate all of our costs in advance. Unfortunately, to do it in principle is impossible, because in the course of repair, you may find that the car needs big work.
But many services like to assure that the estimate for the repair before you drive the car on the lift, is designed perfectly. Don’t believe it. We have already told how the price tag on repair may suddenly grow.
14. “Have you ever thought about how to flush the engine?”
A senior very unhappy, when I see a car with a dirty engine. And this is logical – who wants to Wade through mud under the hood. As a result, many mechanics often grumble, telling your customers about the benefits of washing the engine compartment. In fact, if you do not wash the engine, nothing happens. On the contrary, you are likely to get problems if you wash the engine. Unfortunately, not many of the employees of the car wash are able to wash the hood space.
15. “Oh, your car is a turbocharger. Perhaps it is faulty!”
Once it so happened that a senior hate the turbines, considering that they are the main culprits reduce resource modern engines. But in fact, the reason of their discontent is completely different. Simply the turbo engine is more difficult to maintain and repair. And not every master likes to mess with them. But the interesting thing is that as soon as the masters hear that your machine is showing signs of malfunction, the first suspect immediately becomes the turbocharger.
16. “You should have come much earlier!”
We love to blame the service stations that we are not sufficiently attentive to their cars. Sometimes it seems that the employees of the technical centers is always to blame the owner of the car. Yes, in most cases, this is true. But not always. Unfortunately, there are defective cars, of which the pouring of spare parts and nuts, like old Cars, work car mechanic.
17. “We repaired your car. Can drive safely”
Favorite phrase of many workers of the service station. Sleep now in peace. Your car is fully functional. Alas, if you were in questionable service, there is a great risk that in a short time your car breaks down again. And don’t be surprised if it breaks a recently replaced part. Here’s why you should choose only trusted service stations. By the way, this also proves the truth of the famous saying “We are not so rich to buy cheap things (services)”.
18. “How did you get here? The car can not ride! She emergency”
Another example of intimidation of the vehicle owner.
19. “This is a typical problem with the car”
Have you ever serviced or repaired my car from an authorized dealer? Then you’ve probably heard a few typical phrases like “this is a design feature of the cars of this brand” or “this is a typical failure for this model”.
These phrases are especially relevant when the master does not know what to answer the question of the owner of the car, which is very often broken (especially when the car is still under warranty).
20. “You know, that it is impossible so to do”
Another phrase that expertly shifts the responsibility for the failure of the motorist.
21. “No, this repair cannot be delayed”
We all know that in the technical center after the diagnosis of the condition of the car, the master writes what needs to be done. Typically, the list of works is divided into two lists: mandatory work and is recommended. Typically, customers in this case agree to undertake compulsory work and maybe some recommended that do not require urgency. But sometimes in unscrupulous services, some of the work that could be included in the recommended accommodation is required. In the end, the unsuspecting car owner ahead of time may change some parts that may be still passed a lot of kilometers.
22. “It is quick, it’s cheap”
Many of us arrived at the workshop, often worried about the cost of maintenance and repair of the vehicle. Usually, to reassure us, the Manager of the repair shop or master to assure that the repairs will cost, as the work will be fast. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
23. “This failure may soon occur”
So like to say naive owners who came to the car wash where I work dishonest mechanics. For example, if the repair process on your machine secretly from you installed used parts or Chinese counterfeit, then, of course, the workshop workers know what you again soon come to the service with the same failure. In this case, you are told that your car has some factory defects and failures, assuring that the parts may be quickly fail.
24. “I need to order one”
We are so used to own a car that can not imagine a minute of life without him. It is exactly the same as we can’t do without their smartphone. So we are very disappointed in the service, when we are told that the car can not be quickly put in order because of the lack of needed spare parts.
25. “Repairs can be very costly”
This is probably the worst phrase, uttered by an employee of the service center. Especially when your car after an accident brought on the tow truck to mechanic.
26. “Cheap analog parts are as good as the original”
If we repair the machine from an authorized dealer, we can often advise instead of the original set of analog parts. Unfortunately, not always neoriginal match the quality of original components. Yes, of course, today the market is full of decent analog parts. But you need to know where to take them. Alas, when you order OEM parts in the service station, quality is not guaranteed. Better, of course, when you bring in your service parts that you want to install on a machine under your control.
27. “After replacing the parts the problem is not gone. Still need to try to change this part”
Know what distinguishes good service from bad, where not good, expensive equipment and competent masters? Generally in good technical centres are not guessing on a coffee thick, varying on the order of parts as long as it won’t go away. In normal garages to find the fault quite quickly, using special expensive equipment and expertise of experienced craftsmen. In questionable workshops you can first say that the cause of the fault in a particular component that you want to change, but then you suddenly “good news”, saying that you need something else to change. This repair is called the repair at random.