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GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR LOCAL MECHANIC
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:11:59 AM »
Local low-skilled mechanics in Africa (like the ones in Nigeria popularly referred to as road-side mechanics) still remain the popular option even in spite of their glaring shortcomings in skill level, adaptation to new car trends and general sophistication.  The driving force behind this high level patronage is their low service charges, which still stands out as being economically viable for a fair chunk of the motoring populace.

So knowing these flaws that at times hinder proper maintenance or repair of vehicles by these ?road side mechanics?, how do you fully take advantage of their comparatively low service charges and still get the best from them? The basic secret here is sourcing for the right technician and discovering his/her optimum capabilities.  It is only when you have done that, you can execute the suggested tips below:

Stay informed:

In the glove compartment of most Nigerian owned cars you will find their car manuals dumped there and surprisingly still looking very fresh and  new.  Even when it comes purchasing vehicles, they rely more on word of mouth, as opposed to factual technical findings and uniqueness of some brands .  So what point am I driving at here? Make deliberate efforts to know your car; don?t wait for an unfortunate incident to teach you a lesson you easily would have read about.

Challenge them:


It?s near impossible to challenge them if you are not well informed about the affairs of your car; owing to the fact that mechanics generally don?t like being labelled ignorant or incompetent by car users.  By constructively challenging them, you will be doing a reasonable mechanic a favour.  In the end they will thank you for this-not necessarily vocalizing the gratitude.

Reward accordingly

Their reward shouldn?t just be in heaven for a car you are driving immediately on earth! The only way you truly can pay them what they rightly deserve, is by assessing them based on their skill level and how much of it was employed in the process of your car repair or maintenance.  This is the surest way to justify every penny handed down without either party feeling cheated, since most of these mechanics don?t have a structured payment system.
source:hxxp: www. autobaseafrica. com/getting-the-best-from-your-local-mechanic/

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GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR LOCAL MECHANIC
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:11:59 AM »

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