Many times car owners feel that they should take their car back to the dealership rather than going through an independent maintenance repair facility. While owners assume their dealership will be more experienced with their vehicle, there are some significant downsides to relying upon the dealership for auto repairs.
In fact, in many situations an independent maintenance facility can provide better service at a fraction of the cost — especially for luxury vehicles like Lexus and other high end models.
The High Cost of Car Dealerships
Car dealerships tend to be far more costly than independent maintenance shops, especially when it comes to niche and luxury cars. Much of this is because of the overhead that car dealerships need to pay for. When it comes to luxury vehicles such as Lexus, car dealerships need to invest quite a lot in their marketing and operations. Many times the real money made at Lexus dealerships come from their service and maintenance departments.
Additionally, car dealerships generally don’t have to deal with as much competition opposed to an independent shop; those who are going back to their dealership usually aren’t getting other quotes from elsewhere. With limited competition, the dealership is not incentivized to reduce their fees.
Independent maintenance and repair shops, on the other hand, must focus on high quality maintenance and service as well as competitive pricing.
The Experience and Expertise of Independent Facilities
Independent maintenance and repair shops like LexService are focused on delivering high quality service at the best possible prices. This gives them the freedom to hire the best and most talented mechanics and technicians. When it comes to Lexus and other Japanese vehicles, care and attention matters.
Ultimately, a car dealership is a place to buy cars — and an independent maintenance facility is a place to repair and maintain them. Though a car dealership may be familiar to you, it’s likely that they will be far more expensive than an independent center. Since the dealership is working on 60-100 cars per day, many times they can’t give you or your Lexus vehicle the care that it needs.
Specializing in Lexus, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan vehicles, LexService offers certified ASE mechanics and great service in Harbor City, Torrance and Artesia.