Your Vehicle's Very Own Report Card
In school, at the end of every semester, you would get a report card with all your grades on it – it was easy to see which areas were good and which ones needed work, and to follow progress over the years. It’s a good system, and it works well – so we thought, why not do that for the vehicles that we work on, too?
We’d like to introduce our Digital Visual Vehicle Inspection, right here at Lakeview Automotive!
So much more than just a summary of work done, or a receipt for services rendered, this "Digital Report Card" is a full “score card” that helps keep track of all the systems on your vehicle, and the condition that they’re in. True maintenance starts before we ever get under the hood, and this is our way of helping you prepare and anticipate everything you’ll need to keep your car or truck running in optimal condition for years to come.
It starts before we even open up the hood. Our technicians each have their own tablets, with cameras and standardized templates, which allow them to take photos of everything – including the interior and exterior of a vehicle during an inspection, honing in on problem areas that may not be apparent at a first glance.
Next, we go through our checklist of all the parts, systems, and fluids, and give them a grade based on our assessment: green means everything is working properly and requires no further attention within the near future; yellow, while not urgent, means that there’s something to keep an eye on and look at next time; and red means that immediate action is needed to ensure proper operation of your vehicle.
Furthermore, we divide each of those up into sections in order to easily identify problem areas. With handy labels like “Under Hood”, “Under Car”, “Road Test”, and so on, you can quickly tell what parts of your car or truck need the most attention, and how much work it will take to get them back into working order. We include photos of everything we find – worn out parts, brake degradation, cracking belts, leaking oil, etc. – and add in our recommendations and notes on the side, for easy reference later on. It’s a full and accurate record of your vehicle at the time, top to bottom!
And the best part is, once these report cards are maintained over time, it’s much easier to tell what areas are wearing out and which ones are holding up. We can compare pictures, notes, and recommendations across months or years, which allows our technicians to make the most informed decisions about how to proceed. It also gives us a chance to pinpoint where problems are forming, and we can do preventative maintenance before a major, crippling issue occurs – saving you time, stress, and money.
So bring your vehicle down to Lakeview Automotive today for your Digital Report Card, and be proactive about your maintenance – your vehicle, and your wallet, will thank you. Give us a call at 403-242-1575 to learn about how we can help keep you on the road!