Mechanics Calgary - Independent vs. dealer shops
Where You Should Go For a Knowledgeable Mechanic, Vehicle Maintenance and repairs?
When Consumer Reports surveyed their subscribers they found that independent Mechanics like the ones we have at Braeside Automotive rated much higher for overall satisfaction, service, quality, price and courteousness of mechanics and staff. Also deadlines for work were met more often.
Bearing in mind when taking your vehicle in for a Calgary mechanic to maintain or repair, you need to know the difference between them. Routine maintenance items are listed in your vehicle’s manual as part of the service schedule. This schedule is intended to keep your vehicle running smoothly and optimally performing. Repairs on the other hand are services required to fix an immediate problem.
Talking to your neighborhood mechanic Calgary is not only wise, it will most likely save you some cash. How much cash you save depends on the work to be performed.
Did you know you are not obligated to do your regularly scheduled maintenance at the dealership you purchased your vehicle at? It’s true...the Federal Government legislated that you have the right to service your vehicle where ever you want. (If you are in a lease you may be obligated to that dealership so check your documents)
Likewise, you can take your vehicle to an independent auto repair mechanic, which are typically a lot less expensive than dealership mechanics.
Mechanics and service departments are not the only people specifically trained and certified to service your brand of vehicle. Many mechanics in Calgary that work at independent car repair shops are fully equipped with all the diagnostic equipment necessary to fully service you.
Maintenance items are usually a basic fix; meaning any licensed mechanic in Calgary can perform the necessary work for you.
A reputable independent mechanic shop like Braeside Automotive will be able to handle common repairs. We are the largest auto repair shop in our area and most likely have a licensed and experienced mechanic on staff that either specializes or has had a lot of experience with your vehicle's manufacturer. And don’t work because our policy is that we let you know when a problem warrants a trip to the dealership.