The great debate over whether you should get your car serviced at independent mechanics or at the dealership is as hot as ever, and it can be hard to sort everything out. Here are some reasons why you’ll want to consider getting service straight from the dealership.
Dealership service is, overall, a better deal than getting service done at a mechanic. The idea that dealerships charge more for service and parts is at least partly myth. Even if you compare prices and the independent mechanic is significantly cheaper than the dealership, the dealership service is the better choice for quality of work, quality of parts, and time.
For one, dealership technicians are specially trained by the manufacturer to know exactly how to take care of your car. Shop mechanics have more general knowledge, and they’re responsible for learning about specs, new vehicles, recalls, and more. If you go to a dealership, then their expert technicians will have up-to-date information on your car and will usually do recall repairs for free. You may save money in the short term going to an independent shop, but in the long run the quality of work you receive at the dealership will be better.
You also need to think about the quality of the parts and equipment at the dealership. Dealerships are given the resources to get all the latest maintenance equipment, so you know your vehicle is being repaired in the safest and most efficient way possible. Dealerships also have immediate access to OEM parts, which means they’ll use the parts that were specifically designed for your car. It doesn’t get better than that!
Servicing at the dealership saves you time. With OEM parts on hand, an efficient staff, and a lot full of cars to loan you if they need to keep your car overnight, dealerships get you in and out much faster than other shops.
Give us a call today to schedule service at Crown Kia of Longview for the full dealership service experience.