What are the benefits of trusting a local Fairview Heights shop for routine maintenance?
You can’t just trust anyone with keeping your car in good health. Many people turn to dealership mechanics thinking they will provide better service. However, local mechanic shops have many benefits over dealerships. Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose a local shop for your routine maintenance.
Building a Relationship
Local shops don’t have to work in such high volume, so you can actually build a relationship with your mechanic. This allows you to build trust and have clear communication. This also could mean a better relationship with the people at your shop.
Understanding Your Vehicle
When you go to the doctor, he or she will pull your medical records to see if there are any clues as to why you’re ill. When your car has a problem, your local shop can do the same thing. This often allows them to diagnose and repair problems faster than a dealership would.
Your local shop will also know when it’s time for certain maintenance on your car, so they can help you stay on schedule.
While dealerships are linked to manufacturers and provide OEM parts only, your local shop has no ties to anybody. Whether you’re getting new tires, tire rotation or tire balancing, having your alignment checked, or getting an oil change or a new filter, you have various options available for parts, allowing you to make the decision.
Local shops are often a good way to save money too. Because your local mechanic will understand the history of your vehicle and which parts have been replaced lately, they won’t waste your time replacing parts that are still perfectly fine. Additionally, they aren’t forced to use OEM parts so there is some flexibility when it comes to part costs, and labor costs are generally lower when you’re dealing with a local shop.
If you haven’t already been building a relationship with a local mechanic shop, now is the perfect time to start. Whether you need routine maintenance or repairs, the professionals at Hotz Automotive Service are here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (618) 416-8457 to schedule an appointment or learn more today.