If you run a business from home or simply reply heavily on your home computer, then it is definitely worth getting to know your local computer repair shop as they could prove to be invaluable in a crisis, and get you back on your feet in no time.
You will find may large high street computer stores also offer an in-house repair service but you will more than likely pay through the nose for this service as you are also paying a high street premium for your service, a local computer repair shop will almost certainly cost you less.
How To Find A Good Technician.
In the computer world the people who repair your computer are known as technicians, and are usually qualified, but with such a range of qualifications and technology changing so quickly there are many people who repair computers especially in local computer repair shops because they are self taught and are actually incredibly good at what they do.
Some technicians will be ex-industry professionals who got disillusioned with the daily grind and chose to quit their office role and open a computer repair shop of their own, and again you will find that they are very knowledgeable and will provide a good service, however they may not be able to afford to keep going and getting the latest qualifications, and in lots of cases that is fine, as they already know the most important bits.
Be prepared in advance so that you know what you are going to do and which local computer repair shop you are going to use, so that if the worst does happen and your computer stops working you are not in a panic and rushing into the nearest local computer repair shop which you know nothing about.
Have a look on the Internet at local computer repair shops in your area as many will have a small website telling you about their services and how they work out their charges, as this too is obviously very important as you do not suddenly want to get stung with a massive bill.
Ask around amongst friends and family and see if they have any experiences of the local computer repair shops, in particular whether there are any with horror stories of places you should avoid. If there is any that come highly recommended why not pop in one day and have a chat – they will be more than happy to meet perspective clients and should be friendly and welcoming.