At some point in your vehicle’s life, it’s likely that you’ll have to take your car into a professional for service. When the time comes, all drivers have options. And while the local mechanic might offer a convenient location or tempting prices, it’s important to understand the many advantages to servicing your vehicle at a dealership.
All service technicians at a dealership are manufacturer-trained and specialize in working on your exact make of vehicle. While there are many excellent independent mechanics, very few can compete with the level of expertise and training offered by the technicians at your dealership. Dealership technicians are also more likely to undergo ongoing training, staying abreast of the latest repair techniques and technologies.
When it comes to warranty protection, the dealership can’t be beat. If your vehicle is still under warranty, some repairs might even be entirely free. Dealerships are also frequently a part of a larger network that will perform warranty-backed repairs on your vehicle if you happen to be traveling when service is needed.
Dealerships typically have to pay manufacturers in order to provide service under their banner. Because they represent the manufacturer, dealerships are required to measure up to strict corporate standards, and since any quality concerns can be brought up with the manufacturer, dealerships are hugely incentivized to provide service of the highest quality.
Dealerships use only OEM parts, which are parts of identical quality and specifications as those originally installed in your vehicle by the manufacturer. OEM parts are typically the most durable and dependable parts available and will not void any existing warranties. Other shops, on the other hand, often use aftermarket parts of varying quality.
Ultimately, getting your car serviced at a dealership is the better option. If your car needs maintenance or just a checkup, schedule a service appointment today at Rothrock CDJR.