The Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair & Service Experts at Phobia Auto are based in Martensville and they are a Trusted source for honest advice and qualified auto service and repairs. People ask all the time how the price of an auto repair is determined, usually phrased something like, "Why does my car repair cost so much?" This is a question worth asking, especially if you've been given a repair quote that runs into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Steve at Phobia answers the question in this auto tip!
Why Can Shop Rates Be So Expensive?
Today’s vehicles are not what they used to be. The average vehicle today had dozens of modules and computers. Training on these takes countless hours and often cost a lot of money. In training, technicians learn about manufacture specific software, and the diagnostic tree for that specific vehicle. Because no two vehicles are the same (rolls such as storage, temperature, road type, driving style, towing etc play a huge roll in wear and tear on a vehicle) Diagnostics on a particular item can be difficult without the proper training. Because every year manufacturers are trying to make vehicles more reliable, safe and efficient, the evolution of vehicles is changing rapidly. It’s important to keep the latest software and training up to date.
A shop that specializes in a particular area usually charges higher labour rates for their service than a general service shop. While a specialist may charge more, this type of shop can often wind up being cheaper in the long run. A specialist is more likely to diagnose and repair a problem in a laser-like fashion, fixing the vehicle in less time and using fewer new parts. Shops unfamiliar with a type of problem can end up muddling around, wasting the customer's money on unnecessary parts and long hours of labour just trying to find a solution.
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Spring is here, and that means summer and enjoying the warmer weather is right around the corner. Backyards are wonderful spaces for entertaining and cooking, for quiet meditation or simply a source of natural beauty. A well landscaped yard can also increase the resale value of a home.
In recent years, landscaping has become increasingly important. People are traveling less and spending more time at home whether for work or relaxation. Creating an oasis of calm and beauty in the backyard is something to consider if you plan on selling your home.
If you are not sure where to start with your landscaping project, consider the following factors:
- The look of your outdoor space should complement the architecture of your home.
- If the landscaping design appeals to the average person, it will be easier to sell your home; an obscure design may prevent a sale.
- The size and slope of a yard will influence landscaping designs.
- Consider a design that requires minimal maintenance; for example, opt for perennials that will come back year after year.
It’s also a good idea to spruce up your existing landscaping before listing your property as well; here are a few tips to get you started:
- Add large container plants near your garage door, or front door.
- Add a fresh layer of mulch to your garden beds.
- Prune any overgrown trees or shrubs.
- Tidy up any annuals or perennials that don’t look their best. If a plant is in really bad shape – remove it.
- Power-wash any dirty surfaces such as your patio, fence and siding.
Your home will only make one first impression and a well-maintained landscape will make your property more attractive to potential buyers.
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Who doesn’t want peace of mind when it comes to their vehicle? Someone you can trust to be honest and fair? That’s why the Trusted Saskatoon team are thrilled to announce our newest partner in the Saskatoon and area Automotive General and Auto Repair & Service categories.
Join us in welcoming Phobia Auto in Martensville, SK to the community of business run with integrity.
Have you heard of Phobia Auto?
Many people can feel intimidated walking into an auto repair shop. It seems we have been trained to feel skeptical about repair recommendations or the cost of repairs. Steve and his team at Phobia Auto have a reputation of being respectful and honest and they pride theselves on setting people at ease from the minute they walk through the door of their shop in Martensville.
Ally one of the Trusted Saskatoon team members is a loyal client of Phobia and she shares her experience.
"I have used Phobia Auto for basic care of my SUV as well as maintenance and tune up on my Vintage 1985 Vette. She originally belonged to my father who passed away. The Vette is more than just a car, and Steve at Phobia Auto understands this. From my personal experience the Phobia team treat all vehicles with respect, care, and understanding that outside of a home, this is often the largest purchase a person will make. The Phobia Auto shop runs very cleanly and the work done has always been top notch. " Ally O, Martensville
Ally is not the only person who feels this way. As part of the in depth checking and Trusted Saskatoon verification process we contacted many of Phobia Auto’s customers, they all came back with glowing reviews of service and highlighted the quality of work. Steve, the owner of Phobia Auto, and his team have a passion and love for vehicles that is clear to see. They also have a knowledge of special and high-performance tuning that is incredible. Steve tests out many performance upgrades on his own vehicles to ensure the clients requesting these kinds of upgrades get the feel, look, and power they are craving.
I started using Phobia Auto this summer, it’s very difficult to find an auto repair shop that will meet your needs, communicate with you and stay on target for what you are prepared to pay. No secrets no surprises. Phobia Auto has been a grand slam for my company keeping me and my corporation and families vehicles on the road. Quick turn around and amazing service.
I give my complete blessing to these people. They work hard and deserve your business.
Cheers Phobia Auto. Steve, you and your team are amazing. Keep up the great work. "Adam Hartle, Core Rock Consulting Services in Martensville Sk
Steve Cusson had a tough life growing up and that had driven him to give back to help others. He is very community minded and is always looking for ways to help others less fortunate than himself. Whether taking part in a parade or a charitable initiative Cusson has contributed to the community in many ways including; clearing snow after large snowfalls around Martensville, donating to the Kyle Syrenne Skatepark and stocking a pond in Kinsmen Park with 2000 trout so families can enjoy fishing together. Phobia Auto is all about serving the greater good and giving back to those who have helped make Phobia what it is today. Find out more on the Phobia Auto website here: www.phobiaautorepair.ca/community