Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops

September 7th, 2021 by
Mechanic with Clipboard

When it’s time for your vehicle’s regular maintenance, it can seem difficult to choose between going to a dealership service center and an independent shop in Anderson. Either option has its benefits, but here at Victory Honda of Muncie we’re confident that going to a dealership mechanic is a better choice. Keep reading to find out why. Then, make a service appointment with us and we’ll be happy to help you with anything you need.

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Efficiency

If you’re in a rush to get to that meeting in Fishers, but you need to squeeze in an oil change on your lunch break, you should go to a dealership. Dealerships often have more staff, more service bays, and more tools than an independent shop. That means you’ll be able to get in and out extremely quickly, and be sure that you’re not late to that meeting.

Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Better Parts

OEM parts are parts that the manufacturer builds specifically for their car models. OEM parts fit perfectly, and are of the highest quality. At dealership service centers, they’re more likely to have the OEM parts you need on hand. At independent shops, they’ll likely have to order the parts, and may use refurbished or generic parts that are of lower quality. At Victory Honda of Muncie you can even order the parts if you want to do the repairs yourself.

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Expert Technicians

Dealership mechanics are often trained by the manufacturer to be an expert in a particular make of vehicle. Our technicians in Muncie exclusively work with Honda vehicles, and if there’s a problem with yours, they’ve likely seen it and fixed it many times. At independent shops, their technicians may have never worked with your model vehicle. Fixing it may be a learning experience for them.

You Can Rely on Victory Honda of Muncie Service

We’re only a short drive from Carmel, so come visit Victory Honda of Muncie for your regular service. Our service specials help our customers get great prices on their repairs or maintenance, and you can trust that we’ll do the best job possible. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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