Getting your car serviced can be a hassle. It tends to take up way more time than you had allotted, and tends to cost more than you had anticipated.
You’re definitely thinking about it. Why should I take my car to the dealership for service when I can take it to a garage down the street? Here we have some commonly asked questions and answers that will explain why going to a dealership would be better for your time and your money.
Why should I go to a dealership?
Dealer service technicians are specialists, and are trained by manufacturer-created programs. Since often times, dealers will only service cars of one particular model, they are able to stay up to date on issues and how best to service them. They become the experts on that particular make, while generic garages know more general information about many different makes.
Is it worth it to drive out of the way to get to my dealership?
If time is of importance, you might take note that large dealerships can have as many as 20 to 30 technicians working at any given time. Therefore, you are likely to get your vehicle serviced more quickly. In addition, are your repairs covered under a manufacturer’s warranty? That may be a great reason to head over to your dealership to get a service.
Aren’t dealerships more expensive?
Traditionally, dealership rates used to be higher than independent shops due to overhead, cost of tools and training. However, it is not the same way anymore. This is because independent repair shops have to do/spend a lot in order to keep up with rapidly changing technology. In addition, vehicles that are still covered under warranty will be repaired for free!
What kind of quality can I expect?
Often, dealerships work with original equipment, which comes with a high standard for quality. Although aftermarket parts may be less expensive, they may also not function properly or do what they are supposed to do. Also, if there is a manufacturer recall on a part, the dealership can look that up when you take your car in for service.
No matter where you decide to go, it is important to say up-to-date and informed about your Nissan. If you would like to read more about this subject, make sure you take a look at this article.