Luggage Repair Tips

Mickey | General | Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Quality suitcase brands can last for years without breaking. However, you should expect your luggage to break at some point in time, especially if you are a regular traveler. Even the strongest rolling suitcase can get damaged from a number of factors. Baggage is often treated quite roughly at airports, so even heavy-duty suitcases can get damaged. Although many airlines offer reimbursement or repair, it can be a long process to go through the paperwork and insurance claims. Because of this, many people prefer to go directly to a luggage repair store to get their suitcase fixed.

samsonite luggageIf you purchased your case from a reputable brand like Samsonite or Eagle Creek, then you will probably have a lifetime warranty for your product. All you need to do is take your case to the brand’s service center and they will have your case fixed free of charge. No matter what the problem with your case is, the brand’s service center should easily be able to fix if for you.

A good repair center should have experienced personnel who will be able to fix any type of suitcase. A repairing center should offer fast services and have your suitcase fixed in minimal time. Some repairs can be done without the help of a professional, but larger problems will requires experts to perform a fix.

Large servicing centers will have plenty of spare parts around for replacing pieces on broken suitcases. However, if your luggage is unique or rare, it may require a specialized piece for replacement. If the servicing center is not able to find a replacement, they may need to order the piece from abroad. This procedure will take much longer and may cost more because of the extra time and shipping cost. Despite the extra complications, it is still a cheaper alternative to getting a new case.

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