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Do you remember the first time you got a new car? My first vehicle was a hand-me-down from my parents, and although it wasn't the nicest car, it was all I needed to get out on the town and enjoy a night out with my friends. Over time, I became quite the car enthusiast, and I learned how to make things right one problem at a time. It was incredible to see how much of a difference my efforts made, and within no time, I really felt like I had a handle on my vehicle. This blog is all about automotive care. Check it out!


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When you buy a new car from a car dealership, you may find that the dealer is the best place to go for regular service, or you may find that you would prefer to use a local mechanic. There are, however, some things that you may have to take the car to the dealership for, or you may feel more comfortable with a factory tech handling some work on the vehicle.

Recall Work

If your car is under a recall from the manufacturer and needs a part replaced or some adjustment made to correct an issue with the vehicle, you need to take the car to a certified shop to do recall work. More often than not, that means going to the factory car dealership to have the work done. 

There may be some other places that can handle the work, but in many cases, the manufacturer will only cover the cost of the work if you have the repairs made through the dealer. Some smaller shops are authorized to do the work, but if you are going to go that way, you need to look for a shop that is an authorized service center for the manufacturer that built your car. 

Warranty Work

When you have a nearly-new vehicle that has a warranty on it, and something goes wrong, the best option is to take the car into the car dealership and have them take a look at it. Be sure to let them know that the vehicle is still under warranty so that the service advisor can look up the warranty and verify the coverage for the work your car needs. 

If the warranty does not cover the work, you may want to have it done at a local garage, but moving the car, especially if it is not running, could be problematic. In the end, you may spend just as much, or more if you need a tow, to have the same repairs done. When you use the car dealership's service department, you benefit from factory-trained techs, factory parts on hand, and people who know your car. 

Collision Repair

There are a lot of collision centers that can handle the work on your car after an accident. However, if the car dealership that you purchased your vehicle through has a body shop and you are still paying for the vehicle, it might benefit you to take the car to their body shop. 

All the parts used there will be factory original parts. The paint and all the additional products are factory approved, and when you are dealing with a dealerships body shop, you will get a body technician that is factory certified to return your car to original equipment specifications. It will look like new and drive just as well when they finish the repairs. 

For more information, reach out to a local dealer, like Grey Chevrolet Inc.