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So, you’ve been using your string trimmer for some time, and it’s time to get it serviced. Like any tools or hardware, maintenance is key to ensuring the trimmer works for many years to come and is always ready whenever you need it. However, once your string trimmer’s warranty ends, you’ll need to find a service center to take care of all your maintaining needs.
Today, that’s exactly what we’re going to be focusing on, finding the perfect service center to take care of all your preserving needs.
Look to Your Warranty Service Center
If you’ve been using a servicing center while your warranty has been valid, then it may pay to stay with the same one. They know you; they know your strimmer, and if they’ve been doing a good job servicing your trimmer so far, then you can already be sure of the quality of the work.
Of course, if your trimmer is second-hand and the warranty expired long ago, then you won’t be able to do this, so skip ahead to the next recommendations. You may be tempted to get an aftermarket warranty on your string trimmer, but after a lot of research from independent consumer advice companies, such as Which?, these don’t tend to provide as much value as you would hope and are usually not worth the money.
What’s more, these aftermarket warranties tend to have confusing small print and don’t cover damages or repairs caused by general wear and tear unless you pay extra. In short, once your trimmer warranty has expired, it’s probably best to stay using servicing centers.
Search Your Local Area
There are bound to be plenty of servicing companies and businesses in your local area, some for domestic servicing, some commercial, and some both. You can easily search something like ‘string trimmer servicing’ into Google and then seeing what location results come up.
Most servicing businesses will service everything landscape and garden related, such as chainsaws and lawnmowers, so keep an eye open for these, and you’re sure to find a serving company that will be happy to help.
Ask for Recommendations
The chances are that there are plenty of people in your neighborhood that have a string trimmer, so why not ask your trusted friends and neighbors where they get their servicing done. They may have some good recommendations you won’t know about, especially if they ‘know a guy.’
Any places you do find, either online or through recommendations, you can also Google them to see what kind of reviews they have. Always make sure you’re checking things like price and the quality of the customer service to ensure you get the experience you’re looking for.
Always Check the Prices in Advance
How the majority of servicing centers work in terms of cost and payment is charging a set fee for the servicing job, and then you may need to pay a little extra for parts, depending on what needs doing. However, it’s always highly recommended that you get prices in advance, so you don’t end up getting ripped off and paying more than you have too.
With a legitimate servicing center, they shouldn’t have any problems giving you a list of prices and being completely transparent with their prices. Always look for companies and centers like this, rather one that’s going to add a range of hidden costs onto your final bill.
Speed and Efficiency
When it comes to servicing a trimmer, the whole process shouldn’t take more than a day or two, so bear this in mind when choosing your center of choice. Of course, in some circumstances, you may need to wait for parts, but you should be told this as soon as possible by your servicing center.
This is another key point to look out for. Good communication and keeping you in the know is just decent customer service, and when you’re paying for a service and working with another business, this is exactly what you deserve. As we said above, you should find out whether a center puts you and your servicing experience first or not based on the reviews you read during your search online.
With this point, and many others listed above, a lot of figuring out which center is right for you will come with experience, so don’t be afraid to switch centers year after year and try them out for yourself until you find the perfect one that suits and fulfills your needs.