Avoid Dealerships

Avoid Dealerships

by admin, May 30, 2023

Avoid Dealerships

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There are several reasons why you might want to avoid getting routine maintenance done at dealerships after your warranty is over:

Cost: Dealerships tend to charge higher prices for routine maintenance compared to independent repair shops. This is because they often have higher overhead costs and may use only OEM parts, which can be more expensive. As a result, you may end up paying more for routine maintenance than you would at an independent repair shop.

Unnecessary repairs: Dealerships may recommend unnecessary repairs or maintenance services to increase their profits. They may also use scare tactics to convince you to get additional services done. This can result in you paying for services that you don’t actually need.

Long wait times: Dealerships are often busy, which can result in long wait times for routine maintenance services. This can be inconvenient, especially if you have to wait for hours for a simple service.

Lack of personal attention: Dealerships are often large and busy, which can make it difficult to get personal attention from the staff. You may feel like just another number in a sea of customers, which can be frustrating if you have questions or concerns about your vehicle.

Limited options: Dealerships may only offer a limited range of services, which can be problematic if your vehicle needs a repair that is not covered by the dealership’s services. Independent repair shops often have more options for repairs and maintenance services.

In conclusion, while dealerships may offer some benefits for routine maintenance services while your vehicle is under warranty, it may not be the best option after the warranty is over. If your vehicle’s warranty is over please reach out to us here at Midtown Autoworks and give us a chance to show you why we are better than your dealership service center. Independent shops like ours are a better choice for routine maintenance services due to lower costs, more personalized attention, and more options for repairs and maintenance services.