At myphilippinelife.com we like to give credit to small Filipino businesses that have given us good service. This is to recognize the businesses, the people who run it, and to share the information with our readers who may one day need the service themselves.
We had passed this neat, small repair shop in Arevalo many times on the way from our home in Tigbauan on the way into Iloilo City, but we had no need of any such repair on our Kia Sorento. Then one day the lock on the rear tailgate stopped working. We could not open the tailgate with the key fob push button, nor with the key. Our initial thought was to take the vehicle to the Kia dealer in its new location on Diversion Road. However, the Sorento has lots of electronic gadgets and we were afraid the electronic locking mechanism would need to be repaired, at a high cost. Before we sold our Toyota Innova we had to replace a tiny windshield washer pump. The part alone was over $100. So, we decided to give the local shop in Arevalo a try.
The shop is run by a young couple (shown above) Juvelyn Bayaron and her husband, who we are happy to praise for their entrepreneurial zeal. Their shop was small and their inventory and tools not extensive but they did not let that deter them. The walls were painted white and the tools were neatly hung on hooks. The neatness of their operation was what really caused us to give them a try. It took about an hour for them to find that the problem was not electrical or anything expensive to repair. A metal link between the actuator and the lock mechanism had come loose, probably from slamming the hatch too forcefully too many times. They reattached the link and used ties to prevent it from coming loose in the future. The hatch was put back together and it worked perfectly and has so ever since the repair. The cost was P600 or about $13.50. We were happy to have our Sorento working again and I’m sure the young couple was happy to have the P600. Our hats are off to them and we wish them success in their business. Their mobile numbers are 0946-808-8161 and 0910-283-5412. Just keep in mind that they offer many services, but we only had this job done. We can’t comment on how they would do with other work.