Why should I come to you for service work rather than the dealer for my car's brand? PDF Print E-mail

Cost is the main reason people go to an independent, but there are other benefits as well. According to a Consumer Reports survey, consumers are significantly more satisfied with independent's than with dealers.

Most dealers have to charge higher fees to work on your car due to their expansive overhead. Just look at their facility and the amount of people there and think about who is paying for it. That is why their labor and parts prices can be as much as 25% higher.

Consumer Reports magazine recommends for you to take your car to a good independent repair shop for this reason, and only use the dealer for warranty work and recalls.



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The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society. --J. G. Ballard (b. 1930), British author. "The Car, The Future" first published in Drive, London, Autumn 1971; repr. in Re/Search, no. 8/9, San Francisco

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