The brake hose belongs to vulnerable part and we should replace the whole set after driving 30,000 or 60,000 km. Many drivers are confused that weather they should go to change it, 4S store or repair factory? The following 4 aspects may help you to make the choice.
The purchase channel
The purchase channel is fuzzy for 4S store. Not all of the parts are the original. Besides, when a car is out of market, the store can only sell stocks. So it can’t guarantee the date of production. While the stock brake hose may get aging, which will cause risk for driving. When the stock sold out, store will purchase in auto parts city, so the quality is uncertain. What’s more, they may sell the less known and inferior brand in the original brand price.
While the repair factory purchase the hose according to user’s requirements about quality and price. And the date of production is near, with the price is more reasonable.
There are more trainees in the 4S store, so the technology level is uneven. While the works in repair factory are normally the experienced talents, so they have higher technology level.
Cost of labor
4S store doesn’t has the pressure of competition, so the price of labor is very high, even 2-3 times higher than the repair factory. For example, the cost of labor to change a brake hose is almost the half of the total maintain charge. While the repair store has huge pressure in the industry competition. So the cost of labor is very low, even for free.
The maintain record in 4S store is traceable. While it’s not accurate in repair factory, so you have to record the range to change the brake hose.
In a word, if you focus on the brand, then 4S store is ideal. While if you want to save time and money, the repair factory is better. But be aware that no matter which you change your brake hose in, ask for the after sale service. OrientFlex specializes in auto hose for 15 years. We offer you OEM and ODM service with the best service. We guarantee the quality and working life are the top grade, which has been improved by many drivers. Contact us now and get the latest information.