This is most common problem for every bike owner that where should we do our bike servicing, local mechanic or authorized bike service centre who is preferable? We don’t have this problem until we have free services in our bike dealership. Once the free services complete then the question arises. Here is my view on bike servicing with local mechanic vs authorized service centre.
Local Mechanic Vs Authorized Service Centre
I prefer the authorized service centre, even though it charges more when compared to a local mechanic, I always prefer my bike servicing at an authorized service centre only.
Because in every authorized service centre the mechanics are trained to deal with that particular brand motorcycles. Until the bike stops on the middle of the road, in remaining times especially for servicing it is better to visit your authorized service centre.
In general what we do? when the free services complete then we will buy engine oil and other spare parts advised by a local mechanic in any local automobile shop and we will hand over our bike to that mechanic for servicing. Here the cost of the servicing might be less but the mental pressure will be high.
Because no mechanic can know exactly what our bike needs until they open it completely, so whenever they open our bike they will tell to bring some other extra spare parts. But in authorized service centres, all the spare parts will be available with them. So they will use them as per the requirements.
But here the problem with some service centres they will use spare parts without any requirements. But nowadays most of the service centres are handing over the old spare parts which are replaced, so you don’t need to worry about this. If your service centre is not giving the replaced parts then just avoid them and choose another good service centre.
Another major problem with local mechanic servicing is we don’t get 100% satisfaction of our bike servicing, because they always leave some works pending due to lack of spare parts, or lack of water washing facilities etc. But in authorized service centres once the service in over then we will get 100% satisfaction, but it costs some bucks. But remember quality comes at the cost.