Why service your car at a dealership?

Why service your car at a dealership?

No matter what type of car you own, all owners will have to take their vehicle to get serviced at some point. Whether you need a replacement part, or you need some routine maintenance performed, there is no way to get out of going to a service department.


While many people know that they need to get their vehicle serviced, they are unsure of where the best place would be to take it. Should you get your vehicle serviced at a dealership? Are dealership service departments the same as a local mechanic? Dealership and local mechanic shops are different in many ways. Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to take your car to the dealership to be serviced.


Experienced Technicians


When you take your car to a dealership, you are having it worked on by a factory-trained technician. This means that they have a better understanding of how your exact make a model works. A local mechanic will have a general idea of how all engines and other components operate. However, to truly get the best service, you need an experienced technician that knows exactly what to look for when it comes to your unique vehicle.



OEM Parts


If you need a replacement part or want to add some accessories to your vehicle, you will probably want to get original equipment manufacture (OEM) parts. A local mechanic may be able o get you a good deal on a cheap aftermarket part, but that may actually end up costing you more money in the long run.


OEM parts are specifically designed to fit your vehicle. If you have a loose-fitting part, it could cause damage to your vehicle over time. In fact, some manufacture warranties have stipulations that state you are only allowed to use OEM parts and accessories on your vehicle. Using an aftermarket part could void your warranty. At a dealership, you will have access to a wide range of OEM parts that you won't be able to find at an automotive parts store or at a local mechanic.


Warranty Work


In addition to using aftermarket parts, sometimes, just taking your vehicle to a local mechanic can void the warranty on your vehicle. Because dealerships have certified technicians, many manufacturer warranties may stipulate that all service work has to be done at a dealership during the lifetime of the warranty.


Additionally, if any work needs to be done that is covered under your warranty, a dealership will know how to proceed. The technicians at a dealership will understand what components are covered under your warranty. They will probably be able to fix the problem without costing you a cent.


Schedule Your Service Today


If you need to have your dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle serviced, look no further than Eastside Dodge Chrysler. We have a team of certified technicians that will inspect, repair, and replace any part of your vehicle in an efficient and timely manner.

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