When you buy a new car, the dealership loves to send you frequent reminders to bring your car in to them for routine maintenance such as oil changes or tune ups. But did you know that you don’t have to bring your car to the original dealership, even when it’s under warranty?
Many consumers are under the misconception that if they bring their vehicle to a local mechanic for auto service or perform it themselves, that they will void the warranty of their car. This simply is untrue. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits automakers from voiding vehicle warranties just because a non-dealer performs the service.
This allows consumers the freedom to choose their local auto repair shop over the dealer repair shop without fear of repercussions. However, if services are being done by another repair shop, it is important to save receipts to show adherence to scheduled maintenance requirements in the event of a warranty claim.
If you need routine maintenance done on your car or truck, skip the dealership and head on over to Gerrick’s Custom Exhaust today!