I’m going to let you in on a little secret…
When it comes to commercial restaurant equipment, if you want to get the most life out of your warranty, you have to do regular planned maintenance.
Imagine driving a Porsche, but never once taking it in for an oil change. Oh, the humanity! Well, it’s kind of the same with your pizza prep station.
As equipment dealers, one of our main advantages over our competitors is that with certain manufacturers we can offer extended warranties. For example, most of our Southbend Ranges not only include the extra year on the warranty but also include free casters. Understandably, for consumers that can be a major selling point and the difference between purchasing one brand versus another. It give the end user the peace of mind that they’ll see a long lifespan of service, and nice return on their investment. But just like that Porsche without an oil change, using a piece of equipment without performing some preventative maintenance is a real risk.
Equipment unfortunately breaks down sometimes no matter how great you take care of it. And depending on how vital that piece of equipment is to your restaurant’s daily operations, it can directly affect how many dollars you may be losing until that piece of equipment is fixed. By performing regular maintenance on your unit such as filter changes, condenser cleanings, ect., the customer not only drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to fix their broken unit, but can also reduce repair costs in case the issue isn’t covered under the warranty.
Of course the responsibility also falls on the manufacturer to make sure the products they produce are of the highest quality. Manufacturers must also provide the customer with the best methods for how to get the most out of their unit. As a consumer you want to make sure to read your manual, and don’t be afraid to give the manufacturer a call if you have any questions.
We understand your money is important to you. Make sure your dollars are well spent by performing a few basic steps that not only help to get the most out of an extended warranty, but can make the unit last for years and years.
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