Auto dealers frequently sell used cars as well as new, but one thing many people do not know is that dealerships have their own mechanics on-site. It is the job of these mechanics to fix everything that is wrong with the used cars that were traded in for new vehicles and provide maintenance for leased vehicles. Additionally, many dealers cater to one or two specific car brands, making them experts about the cars offered from these companies. If you have any used automobiles that are of the same brand that a dealership promotes and sells, you may want to take your car or truck to the dealership for repairs. Here are three benefits for doing so.
The Shop Has Parts On-Site
Since you are taking your vehicle to a dealership's repair shop and the dealership caters to your brand (or "make") of vehicle, they are more likely to have the parts your vehicle needs right there in the shop. This cuts down on the wait time for your vehicle to be repaired. If you have a much older model of vehicle by the same manufacturer, and the parts are not on-site, the dealership's mechanics have a direct line to the company to locate the parts you need.
Dealership Repair Shops Have the Latest Diagnostic Tools
Because dealerships are regulated by a very strict set of codes and standards, it is important that all diagnoses for automotive issues be accurate. That means that many dealerships have invested in, and currently use, the best diagnostic tools and machines with the latest technology in them. If you take your used car or truck to a brand-name dealership for repairs, and they use these high-tech diagnostic machines to find the problem, you know for certain that the machine is telling you exactly what is wrong and you can go by that for repairs.
Regulations Require That the Repairs Meet or Exceed Current Dealership Codes
Those codes that dealerships are supposed to adhere to are not just suggestions; they are the industry's standards for any used cars and used trucks that come in, regardless of the reason for being there or the repairs that are needed. For example, a car that is not a trade-in but is still the same make/manufacturer that the dealership promotes may be required to be maintained and repaired like the trade-ins and new vehicles because the used vehicle represents the company. Since the dealership and its employees to a certain extent also represent the auto manufacturing company, the dealership's mechanics are expected to appropriately represent the company by maintaining and fixing your vehicle like all of the rest of the vehicles on the lot.