How automakers can reduce repairs

May 23rd, 2009

So, President Obama wants to see a “leaner, meaner” GM and Chrysler.

Something like Nissan, maybe.

Listening to Car Talk last week, I heard Tom and Ray comment on how they were unable to obtain a part to repair the fuel system on a seven year old Nissan. Nissan said the part was no longer available and they weren’t making any more. Now that is lean and mean! And smart! Not only will a company show better repair records when there are no parts to fix them, it also takes the guess work out of deciding whether to repair your car or junk it.

2 Responses to “How automakers can reduce repairs”

  1. MissQOKC Says:

    I love listening to Click and Clack even though I couldn’t care less about car repair. Well, I guess I would care if that were my seven y/o Nissan.

  2. CGHill Says:

    Hmmm. I’ve had no trouble getting parts for my nine-year-old Nissan.