Benefits of car service at a franchise dealership
Myth: going to an independent auto garage will always get you the cheapest car service. Actually, in many cases, franchise dealerships can provide competitive service prices using genuine auto parts that correspond with your vehicle’s construction. This, among others that we’ll discuss, is one of the benefits of getting your car serviced at a franchise dealership.
Is an independent mechanic or franchise dealer better for car service?
There are obviously benefits to both scenarios, but some of the advantages of franchise dealer service that drivers may not have considered are:
Service under warranty
When buying a car that it still under warranty from a franchise dealer, there are some potentially extortionate repairs that the dealership can cover partially, if not fully, depending on the terms of the warranty. When warranties expire, the dealership is able to offer manufacturer-backed extensions.
Franchise dealers work with same-brand vehicles every day. They are also backed by the expertise of factory-trained technicians who are familiar with the automaker. They specialize in exclusively repairing your car’s brand, so they can make sound, reliable maintenance decisions as a result.
OEM parts vs aftermarket parts
Aftermarket parts from an independent dealer might initially cost less, but genuine OEM parts were made for your vehicle, add value to the car and are often backed by warranties. Franchise dealers use OEM parts to ensure cars function as well as when they were first manufactured.