When Your Car Warranty Runs Out Don’t Run Out On Your Dealer

Most new (and some used) cars come with a warranty extending 3-10 years or 30-100,000 miles, which ever inconveniently arrives first. After that warranty ends many car owners stop taking their car to the dealer for periodic checks and oil changes because the dealer no longer covers the cost of such maintenance. Now, as tempting as it is to start taking your car to the nearest Jiffy Lube, Valvoline, or mom and pop joint that has a guy waving a sign at passing cars, it may be worth your while to visit a dealer periodically.

Where these private oil and lube shops may be a couple dollars cheaper than a dealer, they also do not inspect the belts, wires, and general car equipment, like many area dealers do. By taking you car to a dealer every few months, you can rest assure that your vehicle is being inspected by a professional mechanic that specializes in your brand of vehicle. Not to mention, many dealers provide a print out of the inspection, which includes possible trouble spots on your car that may become a problem in the future. Plus, many dealers have competitive rates on oil changes, diagnostic checks, and regular maintenance tasks.

So, the next time you are in need of an oil change, look up your area car dealer to do the job. You will have piece of mind that a professional that specializes in your car is inspecting it and you will be able to ogle the new car inventory.

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