There are two types of appliance repair technicians-- there are those that just repair appliances and have to buy parts or you buy the parts and have them do the work, and then there are those who not only do the repairs but also operate a replacement appliance parts store. Here are some benefits to hiring the latter:
No Waiting on Repairing Your Broken Appliance
Unless your appliance is older than ten years, the repair technician who owns and operates a parts replacement store already has all the necessary parts in stock. When you call to schedule a repair appointment, the technician will ask what the appliance is (e.g., refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, etc.), and then ask the make and model. If there is a visible serial number on the appliance still, he or she will want that as well. This information tells the repair technician which parts to pull from the store's inventory so that whatever the issue, he/she is ready to fix it.
Fast Work Quotes
Owning a replacement appliance parts store means that the technician can tell you immediately what the parts and labor will cost. Other repair technicians often have to look up the cost of parts and will charge you the shipping costs, too. This often results in delayed repairs as you were unprepared to hear the parts and labor costs, whereas an over-the-phone quote by a technician that owns a parts store is instantaneous. Better still, if you want an over-the-phone parts and labor cost for multiple parts and/or multiple broken appliances, you can get that.
Affordability and Payments
A repair technician that owns and operates an appliance parts store is very affordable. If you cannot afford the labor just yet, but you want to make sure you have the parts, you can buy whatever parts you need when you have the money. Then you can pay for the labor at a later date. Because he/she owns a store, it means that the repair technician takes multiple forms of payment, and not just cash or check. Additionally, he or she may offer payment plans if the repairs are especially expensive, or reductions to the costs of parts when hired to do the labor and the parts are bought from his/her store.
Check It Out
If you want to see the difference for yourself, call an appliance replacement parts store that does repairs. Then call repair contractors. You will be quite surprised at the better service you receive from the parts store and repair technician.