- Jul 31, 2016
The Suzuki Ignis gets a facelift.
Dealerships (service) are overpriced and no guarantee they'd do a good job...more than likely they'll recommend you replacing parts you don't need, etc. A few years ago I had a wheezing noise every time I stepped on the gas and I just couldn't find what it was. A short trip to Auto 2000 later, after waiting for a good hour, a mechanic told me something was wrong with the 'turbo'...involving a replacement part that would've cost me 17 million...but he might be able to 'help' find a refurbished part for around 14-15 mill. Thanks but no thanks. Took it to a mechanic that usually changes my oil, and he took it for a drive with me.....went back to his shop, told me to step on the gas while he listened...told me to go to an exhaust shop....turned out there was a bit of rusted/corroded area in my exhaust. No 17 million parts needed.I doubt there would be much of a saving but think a dealership would charge more than your everyday mechanic.
Unless you know a mechanic that you know you can trust, one who cares & has pride in his work I think the main reason for doing it yourself is that at least you know the job has been done properly, I've lost count of the number of times I've seen mechanics screw up the little things & this includes dealerships.