How to Find a Phone Repair Shop You Can Trust
There’s a common (and unfortunate) myth out there that if your smartphone needs repairs, you have to send it to the manufacturer to get those done. The problem is that you probably have to mail it to a place that is far away from where you live, which means you’ll be without your phone for several days, or even weeks, and that’s not realistic for most people. The reality is that local repair shops are often a better option when you need iPhone or Android repairs because they have qualified technicians who can quickly diagnose and correct a problem, and they can do it much quicker than a manufacturer.
There is a persistent myth that taking your phone to a local repair shop is going to void your warranty or other agreements with the manufacturer. This is something the manufacturers want you to believe because it means they are going to get your guaranteed business for any repairs, but it’s just not accurate. Local shops with qualified technicians are just as good—or sometimes even better—at repairing smartphones than the manufacturer’s shop, and can do all the same things that the manufacturer can do.
However, it’s important to note that some warranties for your smartphone will be voided if the phone gets damaged during repairs. For most people the biggest risk is in trying to do the repairs yourself. Instead, take it to a shop where certified technicians who have experience with smartphone repairs can do it right and ensure that you won’t void any warranties or cause more lasting damage by doing something wrong during the repair.
The most important thing you can do is find a repair shop you can trust to perform repairs. While many repair shops have trustworthy technicians, there are some that won’t make the cut. These are shops that:
There are a few questions you can ask before taking your smartphone in for repairs to make sure you get a quality shop:
These questions can help you weed out some of the bad shops out there that don’t use certified technicians or that are just trying to make a quick buck by scamming customers. The ones that have been in business locally for decades (like PC Laptops) are ones you can trust to do a great job. If you have a smartphone in need of repair, bring it to PC Laptops today. You can even schedule an appointment online and get repairs done while you wait.