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    10 things your auto electrician wishes you knew

    Automotive electricians have some of the most utilised services in the country. If you have a car, the chances are high that you’ve visited an auto electrician. Your local auto electrician would have seen almost everyone in your suburb, giving him or her a plethora of experiences with Sydney automotive owners. Believe it or not, not everyone operates their vehicles wisely. Even though it would mean fewer customers for them, some auto electricians wish that those vehicle owners knew what they did as it would lessen some of the easily avoidable issues that they see. In this article, we’ll be exploring 10 things your auto electrician wishes you knew. From vehicular issues to customer behaviour, look out for information that may benefit you.

    Why should you listen to your auto electrician?

    An auto electrician is extremely skilled and qualified in what he does, yet, some people prefer to visit them as a last resort. Of course, this is understandable in some cases, however, in others, it is not and can cost both you and your auto electrician a headache. There’s a reason an auto electrician is good at what he or she does – they are qualified! Here’s what an auto electrician needs to be qualified.

    • Completion of pre-vocational training, such as the Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR20412)
    • An electrical apprenticeship
    • Completion of a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (AUR30312)

    Auto electricians are experts, so you should probably listen to them.

    What your auto electrician wishes you knew

    #1 Listen to warning signs

    Most auto electricians wish that customers listened to the warning signs that their vehicle gives. A vehicle’s features will rarely stop working without indicating before. If you notice that something is not right with your car or that one of its features is not performing optimally, then give us a call. We’ll gladly tell you what may be the cause, however, be prepared that you may have to come into the shop. Whatever the result, you would have saved yourself a lot of trouble and money.

    #2 Stop DIY projects

    Many customers like to believe that they can easily fix their car’s problem. While some things such as recharging refrigerants are easily doable, others are not. Taking on a major DIY project with your vehicle can result in irreparable damage or costly repairs that are difficult for your auto electrician to fix. If you’re unsure about whether or not you can fix your vehicle’s issue, then give your auto electrician a call. They’ll be frank about what you can and cannot do on your own.

    #3 Keep up the maintenance

    Maintaining your vehicle with simple services at your auto electrician is an easy way to avoid more costly problems. Unfortunately, some vehicle owners believe that services are money-wasters or prolong it, however, services prevent your vehicle’s wear and tear and lengthens its life. They also avoid more expensive repair and replacement issues.

    #4 Tell your auto electrician everything

     When you carry your vehicle to your auto electrician, ensure that you tell them everything. Auto electricians are not there to judge, just to diagnose and repair. Leaving out details (even those you think are not important) can prolong the time it takes to diagnose your vehicle’s issue and repair it. It also makes the job of the auto electrician unnecessarily more difficult.

    #5 Don’t hover

    Hovering is not the way to get your auto electrician to do his or her job faster. It may just make them take longer. Give your auto electrician the respect that he or she deserves. Trust us, your auto electrician is working as quickly as possible.

    #6 Book in advance (unless it’s a real emergency)

    Auto electricians are frequently booked weeks in advance. For scheduled services or issues that are not emergencies (e.g. malfunctioning air conditioning system), book in advance to avoid longer wait time and potentially more damage to your vehicle.

    #7 Be realistic with timelines

    In addition to being booked in advance, bear in mind that diagnoses and repairs take time, Your auto electrician will have to research, source and repair your vehicle, all of which can take a varied amount of time. Be realistic with your deadline expectations.

    #8 Ensure your vehicle is clear (and clean)

    When attempting to diagnose your vehicle’s problem, your auto electrician will most likely have to be inside of your car. Do him or her the favour of tidying up and removing unnecessary junk.

    #9 Don’t diagnose and leave

    Auto electricians usually offer a free or low-cost diagnosis and then charge separately for the repair. It’s in poor taste to get a diagnosis from one auto electrician and then go to another for the repair service. Remember, a diagnosis takes time, so it’s unfair and unethical to not use your initial auto electrician’s services.

    #10 Listen to your mechanic

    As we mentioned earlier in the article, your mechanic is skilled, qualified and trained. Automotive electricity is complex, so trust your auto electrician. If he or she gives advice or recommends a service or repair, it’s because they know what’s most effective for your vehicle.

    We hope this list helps you with your vehicle’s services. Remember, your Electroworx auto electrician is there to help, so take their advice and ask us any questions that you may have.

    At Electroworx, our services include repairing mobile cars, heavy equipment, mobile trucks and auto air conditioning. We consider ourselves the best in Western Sydney and work tirelessly to provide you with what you deserve.

    Whatever you need, our team is ready to help you.

    Contact us today on 1300 824 692


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