When your car, truck, SUV has a problem, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car's so important to your life in Gig Harbor, you need to back on the road as soon as possible - with the problem fixed right the first time.
If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Mackert Automotive professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to sixty.
Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up - even with steep Gig Harbor gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers at the leading auto manufacturers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The modern cars Gig Harbor drivers drive around Washington highways are so much more complex from a mechanical standpoint that it makes your head spin - not to mention the electronics.
Some car, truck, SUVs have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle operations as well. Gig Harbor motorists take all of this sophistication for granted - but somebody has to fix it when it breaks. It's a real challenge for Gig Harbor Mackert Automotive technicians to keep up, but we work hard to stay ahead of the technology. It requires a high level of commitment on the part of the technicians and the Gig Harbor service centers as well.
Mackert Automotive technicians receive training through a combination of formal classroom training, training provided at Mackert Automotive by parts and equipment manufacturers, on-line courses and home study courses.
In addition to the expensive training, there's the financial commitment for Mackert Automotive to purchase the diagnostic and repair tools.
There are many independent certifications available at Mackert Automotive all the way up to Master Technician. The ability to repair your car, truck, SUVrequires a strong combination of training and resources. No one can know everything, so Gig Harbor auto service centers subscribe to data services, technical libraries and even on-line communities that can help them when they run into a difficult problem.
It's like those medical diagnosis shows on TV. Here are the symptoms - what's the diagnosis and treatment? Diagnosis is every bit as much an art as a science. At Mackert Automotive, we want everything to be simple, straightforward and inexpensive - but sometimes it just isn't.
The next time you bring us your car, truck, SUV, don't worry. You're in good hands at Mackert Automotive.