August 3, 2023
A Dealership Is Well Equipped to Handle Your Car Issues
Whether you just bought a brand-new or a certified pre-owned car, sooner or later you’ll need to take it to an experienced mechanic for servicing or repair. The question is, should you have it repaired or serviced at the dealership where you bought it, or should you head to a local auto shop? It always pays to think ahead even before this situation arises.
Cars need specialized care to maintain their optimum performance. If the service you need is a major one, such as replacing a broken evaporator, you need someone you can trust to handle the job.
Should You Have Your Car Serviced at the Dealership?
The short answer is yes. While local auto shops may offer services at prices lower than those in dealerships, bringing your car to the dealership may offer you more advantages than taking it to a local repair shop, especially if the repair or servicing you need is a task more complex than changing your car’s oil.
If you’re still unsure whether dealership servicing is your best choice, Veteran Car Donations has compiled the 5 best reasons to have your car serviced or repaired at the dealership.
- Extensive knowledge and experience
The mechanics at a dealership have the training and experience required to handle complex vehicle issues, regardless of the model. In addition, these professionals use specialized tools and technology that may not be available in local auto repair shops.
- Car warranties
Your car might still be under warranty if it’s relatively new. In case of a factory defect in your vehicle, you can have the defective component repaired or replaced without spending a penny. In contrast, taking your car to a local shop for repairs may cost you more, and you may even lose your warranty if the dealership finds out.
- Best quality materials
Local auto shops typically source third-party brands and offer them at cheaper prices. Unfortunately, these parts are usually inferior in quality. They also have a shorter usable lifespan than their original counterparts. Since dealerships repair broken car components with original equipment (OE), they’ll replace them according to your vehicle’s specifications.
- Resale value retention
If you plan to sell your car to upgrade to a newer model, be glad to know that vehicles serviced and maintained by dealerships are more likely to retain their resale value than those serviced elsewhere. Moreover, most prospective buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a vehicle if the dealership handles its routine maintenance and repairs.
- Outstanding customer service
Car dealerships strive to maintain their reputation by providing their clients with high-quality services. When you take your car to a dealer for repair or servicing, you can expect that they will go above and beyond to address whatever issues your car has. They may also provide you with snacks, coffee, and free Wi-Fi as you wait in a lounge.
What You Can Do if You Can’t Afford to Repair Your Car
If having your car repaired at the dealership will cost you a ton of money you don’t have, its damage must be pretty severe. If there’s no acceptable way to have it fixed, hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to serve a purpose you’ll be proud of as we turn it into a tool for uplifting the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
Our team will find ways to fix your car before putting it up for auction. We’ll then hand over the proceeds to reputable veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to former U.S. service members who are living miserable lives due to homelessness, chronic unemployment, as well as service-connected disabilities and illnesses, including mental health disorders.
They use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, family support, employment and livelihood opportunities, free comprehensive health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits meant to turn their lives around.
As a donor, you will reap valuable rewards. We’ll promptly mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car soon after it’s sold. The receipt will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction.
We’ll also haul your vehicle away for free at a time and place of your preference anywhere in the United States.
We accept other vehicles aside from cars. We also take motorbikes, RVs, buses, watercraft, golf carts, motorized wheelchairs, and more. They don’t even have to be in good condition, either!
If you have any questions for us, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here. Visit our FAQs page to learn more about our car donation program, including our quick and easy donation process.
Make a Real Difference in the Lives of Our Heroes Today!
Your old clunker may no longer mean anything to you, but it could mean the world to a homeless veteran. Your donation will help our hurting heroes achieve their dream: to finally live decent and dignified lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!