Right to Repair: How Does It Influence Car Repair Decisions?
Released By : Ace Honda Noida
Technology like everything else requires proper care and maintenance as time goes on. Periodic maintenance is the only thing that will keep your vehicle on the road without any unfortunate repairs or costs in the long run. In recent years, the movement for consumers' right to repair their own gadgets without going to the manufacturer has gained worldwide attention. The main aim of the movement is to make spare parts, tools and information manuals available to the customers in order to help them do their own repairs. It is widely believed that if only the consumer’s had access to the complex manuals and spare parts, they would be able to save a lot of money on repair costs while also increasing their own vehicle’s lifespan.
However great these plans might seem, it's simply not actionable in the real world especially when it comes to complex technological equipment such as automobiles. More often than not, modern devices are far too complex for people to understand. Without the proper training or the proper knowledge repairing a four-wheeler would not only be impossible but it might also become hazardous to your safety and others. This is where experience and years of working on automobiles comes in handy.
Did you know that robots are commonly used in manufacturing plants to create new gadgets and machines ranging from smartphones to automobiles? It results in precisely constructed and tightly welded products that were never meant to be disassembled. The primary reason for such constructions is to ensure product reliability and longevity. As a result, there are fewer opportunities for people to make repairs and even fewer reasons to enforce the right to repair.
Another important factor one needs to consider when it comes to automobile repairs is time. We live in a fast-paced technological world where we simply don’t have the time to sit down, read through the manuals, try to understand complex systems and repair our own automobiles. What if something goes wrong while we are simply trying to replace the engine oil? It might not only lead to a larger repair bill but also prove to be dangerous. Driving an automobile in high traffic is risky enough without adding unreliable repair jobs and cost-cutting on top of it.
Even if third-party mechanic shops have access to all the right parts and the manuals, it’s not guaranteed that they will be able to understand the latest technological complexities. Moreover, the quality of work might also suffer when such mechanics do not keep up with the latest technological advancements. For instance, Honda has developed an exclusive Earth Dreams Technology in order to reduce fuel consumption without losing performance. It is not only used in the engine, but also in continuously variable transmissions, hybrid powertrains, and electric vehicles. Depending on the model and engine type, this technology is implemented differently in each vehicle. If your mechanic is not aware of such small but very important information then they might cause more harm to your vehicle.
The main reason why we insist on an authorized service centre is quality control. Services at an authorised centre, such as Ace Honda, will not only ensure quick and efficient automobile services, but will also do so at a reasonable budget. We have a cutting-edge facility staffed by expert Honda technicians who are well-versed on all Honda models and variants. In addition to that our technicians use only genuine Honda parts which are designed and tested to ensure safety, reliability and longevity.
Visit our showroom today to get a comprehensive check up on your vehicle in under three hours! Better yet, book a service online and we will come pick up your car, service and then deliver it back to you.