When it comes to broken items, deciding whether to repair or replace them can be a difficult and costly decision. But it doesn't have to be. We've done the homework for you, creating tips year after year for more than a dozen common appliances, electronics, and lawn and snow equipment. In general, using the verb “to fix” is much more common in everyday speech.
However, when we want to sound more formal, we can use “repair” instead. Additionally, when someone with experience is doing the work, “repair” is the preferred word. Repairing broken items or keeping them running as long as possible isn't always the best way to save money. In fact, people who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service.
This is consistent with what we have found earlier - that repairs were more likely to be done incorrectly the first time and waited at least two weeks for repair than people who did not have those contracts. So when it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace a broken product, there is no need to waste good money on a bad product. With the right tips and advice, you can make an informed decision that will save you time and money in the long run.