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What Dealerships Know that Independent Mechanics Don't

Last updated 5 years ago

When a car malfunctions, it is always best to see a dealership technician for service. Dealer-certified mechanics boast a specific skillset and have access to knowledge that independent mechanics don’t have because of these three factors:

Service Bulletins

An exclusive benefit of dealership-certified mechanics is their access to service bulletins. A service bulletin is a notification sent from a car manufacturer to dealers about specific maintenance issues. Service bulletins can let a mechanic know which parts to use and which problems to look for. These informative notices from the manufacturer minimize maintenance-related issues.

Vehicle History

A car that regularly visits the dealership is better off than one that sees various neighborhood mechanics, because familiarity with a specific vehicle is invaluable. Factory-trained technicians keep records on your particular vehicle, which can alert them to malfunction tendencies and previous problems. This allows dealership technicians to locate and solve problems quickly and efficiently, and saves you from having to hunt around for previous vehicle records every time service is necessary.

Specialization

The most advantageous aspect of a dealership that services the vehicles it sells is mechanic specialization. A mechanic that only performs work on one brand of automobile will be familiar with the routine tasks necessary to keep a vehicle in top condition and the common malfunctions that occur with a specific model. Specialized mechanics are more efficient and can have cars back on the road faster than those unfamiliar with the specific problems a vehicle encounters.

At Falcone Automotive, we provide top-quality repairs and maintenance for Volkswagen, Saab, and Subaru vehicles. We also have a broad selection of new and used models for you to browse. Contact us today at (317) 263-0002 to schedule your factory-certified service appointment. 

 

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