According to Federal law scheduled maintenance can be performed at any dealership; you don’t need to go to the one where you bought the car. Likewise, you can take your car to any local garage or independent auto-repair shop, which are usually less expensive than dealers.
Wherever you go for service, you should know that all mechanics in your dealership’s service department are specifically trained and certified in all aspects of your model’s service needs. Here we offer you 5 major five reasons to maintain your vehicle at an official dealership:
Always use original spare parts: Going to an official dealer guarantees that they will use machinery and tools perfectly adapted to the brand’s models. This makes servicing or repairing easier. It is also a guarantee that your car will always be in the best conditions to face any journey.
Longer warranty periods: Having a specialized service, a better knowledge of the vehicle and using original spare parts means in many cases a longer warranty period for the operation performed, which is three months or 20,000 kilometers.
Don’t let yourself be carried away by the exaggerated discounts of independant auto-repair shops: In the case of official dealers, these usually strictly apply the tariffs imposed by the brands according to the times stipulated and optimized according to the standards of the manufacturer. Although you can also find offers and promotions for the customer to benefit when carrying out their maintenance. It is always necessary to evaluate whether the work has been carried out in the same time that a brand calculates and above all with the same quality standards. Be careful that cheap can be expensive.
Personalized service: The after-sales service of the brands is highly organized and structured, so that the services offered to customers go beyond the simple repair of the vehicle. The customer will have a wide range of services, from a replacement car to a rest area with press, wifi or drinks to make the waiting more pleasant and comfortable.
No one knows your car better than the official dealer: The advanced technologies incorporated in today’s vehicles, coupled with increasingly sophisticated engines, make it increasingly difficult to repair the car. The mechanics of official dealers have an advantage: they receive continuous training from the brand on the new models and their repair techniques, so no one knows better than they do the new ins and outs of your vehicle, and how to diagnose and repair any breakdowns that can occur.
And remember that official dealers are specialized on automobiles from one manufacturer, not a Jack of all trade and master of none.