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The Right Car Repair Services

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Everyone who drives a car will require car repair services at some point. These services can include routine maintenance services or repairs to parts or systems that have worn out. Knowing what type of service your car needs can help you get it to the right garage or service station.

The most common type of routine maintenance services is a basic oil change. Under normal driving conditions, most people will need an oil change three or four times a year. An oil change will generally run $20-30 with additional costs if something like an oil filter or air filter needs to be replaced. This basic maintenance service will also include topping off or replacing fluids, checking your tires and other common parts. A few simple oil changes and other maintenance services each year can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars by identifying and fixing small problems before they become major issues.

If something breaks down and your car needs more than just simple maintenance, there are a few good options. With some good luck, the issue will still be covered under either your factory warranty or dealer warranty. In these cases you can take your car directly to the dealer for repairs if your dealer has a maintenance center on site. If not, you can take it to another dealer of the same auto maker. If you prefer, you can even take your car to a non-dealer repair center, where they will still honor your warranty and simply bill the company responsible for the warranty directly.

If your car requires repairs that are not covered by warranty, you can still take it to either a dealership maintenance center or an independent garage. Since the mechanics at the dealership service center specialize in one particular make of car, they will have greater expertise on your vehicle than other garages. The downside is that dealer service centers generally charge more per hour for labor than other garages.

Another option is to take your car to a garage that specializes in the type of repair you need. You can easily find service centers that specialize in tires and alignments, brakes, transmissions and so on.

Everyone will eventually need car repair services, but they don’t need to be excessively expensive. By properly maintaining your car and choosing the right repair center, you can keep your car in excellent condition without spending a fortune.

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