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Buying a used car is a lot more complicated than buying a new one. You can quickly judge a car’s life by looking at its odometer, however, there are numerous other things to look out for when buying a second hand vehicle; especially one with high mileage.
Infiniti has announced its newest incentive in customer service, the National Collision Repair Network.
“Facilities that have the willingness to participate in this program must have the commitment to achieve higher standards in the collision repair industry. This program will be a platform to satisfy all aspects of their customers’ automotive service needs,” said Carnie Colliver, the senior manager of Parts and Service for Infiniti Americas.
The purpose of the program is to provide consistency to all Infiniti owners looking to get their vehicles serviced regardless of where the vehicle is worked on. Infiniti will be visiting garages all around the U.S. to designate them as Certififed Collision Repair shops.
Any garage may be certified, whether it is privatley owned or already part of the Infiniti dealer network. The certified shops are recognized for their overall repair work, training, equipment and delivery services.
Customers looking for an Infiniti certified shop can search for them online using Infiniti’s dealer locator.
Your car is making a strange noise, but you don’t want to take it into the garage for a costly examination. The alternative: give your car a check up yourself with the CarMD.
To run a diagnostic on your car, this handy handheld devise plugs into the 16-pin Data Link Connector (DLC) found on the driver’s side of your car. Just plug it in and it goes to work, seeing if it can detect a problem. It uses the same technology as scan tools found at a repair shop and the CarMD can read powertrain (Check Engine, vehicle sensors), body (ABS, brake system), and chassis (SRS, safety system) codes.
With your CarMD, you’ll also get lifetime software and firmware updates with free access to CarMD’s database. After you run your test, just plug it into a computer and you’ll receive personalized Vehicle Health Reports. It also lets you know about safety issues or recalls, and will even do some price comparisons for parts and labor in your zip code.
You can buy the CarMD Gift Pack for about $119.85 at the CarMD website.