Vehicle Shops allows authorized players to make player-owned vehicle repairs anywhere in the world while inside the game. The shop owner will be in charge of setting the price, listing the repair locations, and the different modes in which the store owner and staff will interact, e.g; via phone or e-mail. Vehicle Shops allows players to purchase used vehicles, repair them and then resell at a profit. This is a lucrative business, since the vehicle repair menu has several sub menus, each with their own set of options. For example, a sub-menu for "Repair", has options such as "Repair All", "Will Repair", "Have Repairs", etc., which give players lots of options on what they want. Some of these options will only be available when a specific repair is requested by the player, whereas others have options that allow the player to choose whether or not the vehicle is worth repairing in the first place. View more here.
The first option, 'Repair All', is the cheapest option and is the easiest to start out with. To use this option, a player must right-click on the car or truck that they want to repair, and a list of all the damage components will pop up. Clicking on any of the damage components will result in the vehicle's name being displayed in red, and a progress bar displaying the current condition of the component will also be displayed. A player will also be able to see if the part is still under warranty, and if so what date it is. Clicking on one of the damaged parts will cause a menu to popup, from which a player will need to select 'New Part' to bring up a new page with a list of options for replacing the part. A vehicle can only be repaired in this shop and cannot be moved.
The second option, 'Repair Vehicle', is the most costly option in the game. To use this option, a player must right-click on the vehicle that they wish to repair, and a list of all the damage parts will appear. Clicking on any of the damage parts will result in a menu popup, from which a player will need to select 'New Part'. A new page will open, from which a player will need to select 'Repair All' and then type the model and make of the vehicle that they wish to have the vehicle repaired on. The vehicle can only be repaired in this shop and cannot be moved.
This repair process is not recommended, as repairing the vehicle is done at the expense of the higher price tag that comes with this option. The mechanic that a player chooses to use should have a good reputation. Any damage that is done to the vehicle during this process has no effect on the ability of the player to trade with that person. If the player decides to pay the repair cost and keep the vehicle, they should ensure that they have enough money to cover the full repair bill before they release the car or truck to another dealer.
The most costly way to repair a vehicle is to pay the repair bill with coins or currency. This option is often not advised, as the process of exchanging the damaged part for a different one can be lengthy and frustrating. To make the task easier, many mechanics now offer the 'Pay by Phone' option. This allows the player to pay their damaged repair bill using a pre-approved phone call. Mechanics that operate from their own shop only work with approved insurers, so prior approval is required.
Vehicle shops are an essential part of modern life. They play an important role in keeping vehicles running smoothly, by allowing owners to easily repair minor engine problems that can occur without the owner realising it. However, if a mechanic does not follow recommended procedures or fail to replace a damaged part, it is likely that the owner will not be covered should they need to take their vehicle to a specialist workshop to have repairs carried out.