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Do I Have To Service My Car At The Dealership?

 

We work on vehicles under warranty

Yes! We can work on your new or leased car!

Neglecting your car’s regular maintenance will void your warranty, but your choice of certified car care center will not. Whether you’re buying or leasing, a new car or new to you car, we all want the added layer of protection that comes with a warranty. Car dealers are trained to promote their repair facilities and suggest bringing the car back for maintenance because it’s another opportunity for revenue.   What they don’t tell you is, you don’t have to go back to the dealer unless it’s a warranty covered repair or recall.

When you purchase a warranty, you sign an agreement to take care of the car and properly maintain your investment, but not who the servicer will be.  The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 prohibits automakers from specifying the use of a certain brand of parts or forcing a car owner to return to the new-car dealership in order to maintain the factory warranty. The FTC who enforces the warranty act states “An Independent mechanic…can do routine maintenance and repairs on your vehicle.”. The FTC also provides links on how to contact them, if your dealer has denied your warranty claim for this reason.  Car owners have the right to choose their own car care center for regular maintenance which serves in their best interest and will save money.

At Osceola Garage we maintain factory-approved maintenance schedules for all makes and models and will ensure that your new or leased vehicle is serviced at the specified intervals as outlined in your owner’s manual. We will also retain vehicle service records for all our customers and will keep these records on file for as long as you own your vehicle.  You do not have to return to the dealership for routine servicing of your car. From Acura to Volvo, Buick to Saturn …our technicians can perform all of your repair and service needs while keeping your warranty in effect. All the parts we use meet or exceed factory specification and are backed by a comprehensive warranty and will save you hundreds over the course of a year.

Our Relationship is with YOU, not the automaker!

By visiting a certified car care center, like Osceola Garage, you can save thousands on preventative services versus the cost of a what a dealership would charge. Talk with us about how to protect and extend the life and performance of your new car, in the most cost effective way. Stop by or give us a call today at 845-628-7900.

 

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