When you own a foreign car and it needs repairs, you want to be careful about where you bring it to get repairs done—you shouldn't take it in to just any repair shop. There are many reasons why you need specialized service for a foreign car, no matter its make or model. Note a few of those reasons here.
1. Diagnostic equipment may be specialized
In order to repair your car, it first needs to be diagnosed properly. This process involves more than just a visual inspection by a mechanic but also means being tested with certain tools and equipment. This equipment and those tools need to fit the car itself and work with the car's internal parts.
Very often each type of car has its own set of specialized equipment and tools for diagnostics, and these may only be available to authorized dealers or repair shops. Taking your foreign car to a standard mechanic who doesn't have those tools can mean a poor diagnosis, or having him or her struggle for hours just to pinpoint the problem before it can even be addressed.
2. Genuine parts will make a difference in repair work
Very often genuine parts should be used when performing repair work, as these are made to fit your car specifically. Any type of gap in between parts and your car will be subject to vibration, which in turn puts wear and tear on the engine and all other parts.
A specialized repairperson who is authorized to work on certain cars will have access to those genuine parts, whereas other mechanics may need to use generic or off-brand parts. This in turn can mean having to replace those parts more often over time, as they fail or wear out sooner due to this vibration.
3. Certain cars may have common repair needs
Very often certain makes and models of cars, and certain years of those models, will have common repair needs. Certain parts may fail or a car made one particular year may not have had proper undercoating so it rusts sooner, and so on.
A specialized mechanic like ALS Automotive may be able to pinpoint your car's problems simply because he or she has seen the same make and model and year of the car and knows that your repair issue is to be expected. This can make diagnosing and fixing your car much quicker and more accurate as well.