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Re: Dealership vs Independant Garage

My cars have only been to dealerships whilst under warranty, that way they can't wriggle out of any potential claims, stating that servicing or repairs weren't done to their specification or using the correct parts.

The minute they are out of warranty its down to same independant where I've known the owner for at least twenty years.

Save pots of money and I know he'll do a better job.

People who think they know what they're doing are especially annoying to those of us who do.
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Re: Dealership vs Independant Garage

Depends on the vehicle imo.

The merc goes to the main dealer - to preserve its resale value.

The remaining cars & the van get done by myself, as they are much simpler under the bonnet, and a main dealer wouldn't know what to do with a car which is older than most of their 'technicians'...


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