When you first bought your import auto, you were probably told that you needed to get all of your repairs at the dealership. While it is true that import vehicles are different than domestic, there are many mechanics available who are certified in these vehicles, even though they don’t work for the brand or dealership.
The only time you might want to consider going to the dealership mechanic is to get routine maintenance. Some dealerships offer oil changes and other routine maintenance at their shop free of charge for the duration of your warranty. However, dealerships still can’t require that they do the work. They should have some import mechanics that are able to perform this maintenance instead.(more…)