Which appliance repair shops offer the best value?
An appliance repair shop can get more bang for your buck if you get the right parts, and that’s what the industry wants to ensure with the latest information from the American Association of Home Appliance Repair.
The association, which represents appliance repair companies, wants consumers to know that there are a variety of manufacturers, service centers and technicians that offer the highest-quality repair services and warranties, the association’s website says.
“As you shop for your next appliance, you should consider the price of your next repair and consider the service you can expect,” the association says on its website.
The association points to a variety from appliance makers to service centers, which have the ability to offer a variety to suit different budgets.
For instance, a brand-name service center might be able to repair your appliance for $10,000, while a smaller brand might have a fixed price of $1,000.
A repair shop also should consider how many parts you need to get the job done, the associations says.
The list of parts and the prices for each item varies by type of appliance, but some of the more popular types include: dishwashers, ovens, washing machines, microwaves, dishwashes, dishwashing machines, dishwasher rinses, dishware, dishsoaps, dish soap, dish detergent, dish washing machines and dishwasher accessories.
For those that can afford it, an appliance repair service center may be able offer a more detailed, high-end service, like a complete restoration of an appliance.
But if you need help, you may need to shop around, the trade publication The New York Times says.
“If you’re shopping for a particular appliance, there are many other companies that offer more affordable service than you could find in your area,” it says.