Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:36:18 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com>
Subject: Re: Necessity of service


"Charles Christacopoulos" <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk> wrote in message news:41181e01$0$7135$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... > Jeffrey Silverman wrote: > > > On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 18:51:47 +0000, - Bob - wrote: > > > > > >> An independent mechanic with a > >>good reputation is fine. > > > > > > Thanks, all, for the advice. The independent mechanic I mentioned earlier > > is going to be half the price of the dealer; he is reputable as well (at > > least from local testimonies). > > > > For as much as I like cars, I know surprisingly little about really taking > > care of them. > > which is the core issue. You should not take chances. The service is > not retorspective, it is (should be) preventative. That is, to keep the > car in good and safe condition until the next service comes. True, but a good SAAB specialist will be just as (some might argue "more") capable of performing the required preventive maintenance to keep his car running well, and reliably, and save him a fair amount in the process. I have never heard of an independant mechanic that expects his customers to know all about their cars... -Fred W

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