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Car Repair Concerns Milton FL

before you start calling or writing or emailing, asking why we worked on the vehicle if the customer supplied the parts, the simple answer is, we didn't know. Not until we were too far into the briar patch to crawl back out without penalty or pain.

Expert Tune
(850) 477-5044
470 E Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, FL
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Diagnostic Services, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Open Saturdays
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, VISA

Leo's Automotive
(850) 429-1560, 001-2004
5590 North "W" Street
Pensacola, FL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Escambia Electric Motor
(850) 432-1577
1101 W Main Street
Pensacola, FL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Welding Equipment Repair, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Payment Options
Crescent, MasterCard, VISA

Eddie Hobbs Automotive
(850) 626-9499
5396 Stewart Street
Milton, FL
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

C & D Recovery
(850) 623-6785
6509 Oakland Dr
Milton, FL
Hours
Mon:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tue:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thu:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Payment
Cash

Aamco Transmissions
(850) 477-2500
5655 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Trucks Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions, Truck Transmissions Retail, RVs & Campers Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Payment Options
Debit Cards, American Express, Checks, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, Telecheck,

L C Electric Motor Service
(850) 476-7655
117 Industrial Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electric Equipment & Supplies, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motor Parts & Repair, Coffee Roasting & Equipment
Products
Tools, Industrial Pumps

All Pro Tune Up
(850) 983-3230
6216 Highway 90
Milton, FL
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:7:30 am-1:30 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Midas Touch
(850) 981-0800
5385 Ticonderoga St
Milton, FL
 
Napa Auto Parts
(850) 623-3472
6632 Elva St
Milton, FL
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

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Car Repair Concerns

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By Mitch Schneider  
July 01, 2007

That's the question we were asked…over and over and over again. "How could that happen? How could it be the wrong part? I bought it from the dealer and they were identical; I checked it myself!"

Well, you've probably already figured out that they weren't identical, because if they were, there wouldn't be much to write about. Unfortunately, there is plenty to write about and, with any kind of luck, it just may help serve as an object lesson for us all.

I don't know how you feel about "customers' own parts," but after all this time you probably have a pretty good idea what I think about installing anything furnished by the vehicle owner. As far as I'm concerned, it's like playing Russian Roulette - only in reverse. You take a revolver that holds six bullets, take just one out, spin the barrel and then take your chances!

Under the best of circumstances it's a gamble and you have to admit, the odds aren't very attractive!

The customer saves on the parts; you lose on the job because of the lost profit on parts. And, that's if everything goes right! If things don't go 100% right, the exposure is almost incalculable.

Aside from that, the customer isn't sophisticated enough to recognize the difference between a "quality" replacement part and its "bargain basement" equivalent. Besides, the majority of those individuals inclined to bring you - or try to bring you - their own parts, want to believe that what the old ...

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