An auto mechanic’s main role is to diagnose and fix a problem quickly and accurately so that when you leave, you’ll have a safe ride home. A pipette repair service works in much the same way, and should be treated with equal attention in order to provide an effective laboratory environment. Let’s take a look at a handful of ways pipette calibration can be compared to taking your car to the mechanic.

1. Inspection: Car inspections are mandatory when owning a vehicle. Regular checks, which include emissions and safety tests, ensure your vehicle is in good condition to operate on the road. Considering a laboratory’s scientific development depends upon proper equipment, pipettes deserve the same sort of treatment. A proper pipette service will include a detailed inspection upon arrival, a disassembling procedure, and replacement of parts as needed.

2. Preventative Maintenance: A car needs oil changes, tire rotations, and an occasional cabin filter change. Keeping up with all of these preventative measures is important to maintaining a safe automobile that runs smoothly. Ensuring the most precise measurements in the laboratory means performing preventative maintenance services on a regular basis.  Included in this process is cleaning, refurbishing, and repairing any malfunctioning pipetter.

3. Repairs: Replacing seals, shafts, and pistons is all part of regular automobile upkeep. Servicing pipettes also means updating and replacing parts as needed. Such repairs could include replacing parts or, for those parts not in stock, returning the pipetter when the repair is complete.

4. Quality Assurance: You wouldn’t let your auto mechanic get away with substandard quality when repairing your car; therefore, a pipette service shouldn’t provide you with poor quality either. Leak testing before returning and visual ID checking are important quality assurances that take place during pipette calibration.

5. Documentation: Toward the end of your visit to the mechanic, you’ll generally expect some sort of documentation, whether it’s a state inspection sticker or an itemized list of the repairs performed. When it comes to pipettes, an ISO compliant calibration certificate and label will be presented to the company upon completion of services.

6. Reminder Notice: Regularly taking your car to the auto mechanic is a requirement for operating a motor vehicle. Pipettes are no different, and are usually serviced in annual, 6, 4, or 3 month intervals. To guard against pipetter error and measurement failure, be sure to schedule pipette calibration in advance.

You would only want the best quality of service for your car; after all, your vehicle plays an active role in making everyday life run smoothly. Pipette calibration services require similar care and consideration. The higher quality the calibration, the more reliable your results will be. So be sure to treat your pipettes as you would your car and schedule routine maintenance to extend their life and ensure quality results.