Should you service your vehicle at the dealership or at a third-party garage? Here are some advantages of taking your car to a dealership’s service department for maintenance.
A dealership’s service department technicians are trained to work on your particular make and model of vehicle. That means you can always trust the staff of your dealership to take care of your vehicle and to know exactly what they’re doing. They’ll be familiar with the brand-specific technology, parts, and performance of any of the manufacturer’s models.
Some third-party mechanics gain their mechanical knowledge by practicing on your vehicle. Dealership technicians, on the other hand, always get the latest knowledge as soon as it’s available. They are always up to date on the newest models, technology upgrades, and engines, so that they can provide the best service possible to customers.
OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts
Even if you have a third-party mechanic you trust, the fact of the matter is that most mechanics use “aftermarket” parts, which are universal parts designed to fit a variety of cars. This means that a part might not be tailored specifically to the make and model of your vehicle. Dealership service departments, on the other hand, make use of OEM parts — parts bought straight from the company that made your vehicle.
No Significant Price Gap
The top concern customers have when they come to a dealership service department is the cost of their vehicle’s repairs. It’s a myth that dealership service departments charge significantly more than a third-party mechanic for their auto services. Because dealerships honor manufacturer warranties, they’re less likely to upsell extra services. And the costs of the services are comparable to third-party auto shops because dealerships value cultivating long-lasting relationships with clients.
Contact us today at Larry Jay Mitsubishi to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle.