When it comes to vehicle warranties, there’s a lot of mud in the water. It isn’t always clear what you need to do to get the best care, at the best price, and with the best service for your vehicle. How do you separate truth from myth when it comes to vehicle warranties?
Our team of car care experts are here to help. Here’s the TRUTH your family needs to know when it comes to your vehicle’s warranty.
MYTH: You MUST use the dealership to keep your warranty.
FACT: Dealers often claim that you must bring your car to them to preserve your warranty. This is not true! Thanks to the Magnusson Moss Warranty Act of 1975, you can have your maintenance services done anywhere without risking your manufacturer’s warranty.
Bring your car in to our shop instead of the dealership for quality service at a better price and still maintain your warranty! As long as you keep records and receipts of the services done, your warranty won’t be voided.
MYTH: The dealer will disclose any necessary work under warranty.
FACT: Unfortunately, not always. When a dealership performs a warrantied repair, they don’t make any money… which means they have an incentive NOT to tell you when your vehicle needs a repair that would be covered under warranty.
Which is why you should have your vehicle thoroughly inspected by a third-party, independent auto repair shop, like Motorcar Makeovers. Our certified technicians have your best interest at heart. We’ll provide a detailed report of our inspection including any recommended maintenance that may be covered by your warranty. Our technicians will then work with you to take your vehicle back to the manufacturer to have these repairs performed under your warranty!
MYTH: Skipping maintenance can void your warranty.
FACT: True! Thanks to the act mentioned above, you are not required to take your vehicle to the manufacture for maintenance services. However, skipping regular maintenance all together could void your warranty, so follow the recommended schedule and keep up with preventative care.
Stop by Motorcar Makeovers and our team will help you understand and follow the terms of your warranty. With a thorough inspection, our certified and experienced technicians can help you understand the condition of your vehicle and any needed repairs or services that may be covered under warranty.
When you bring your vehicle to Motorcar Makeovers for auto maintenance or auto repair, all of our services are covered by our 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty on all parts and labor. If you ever have any questions about your vehicle or your car warranty, call us at 215-699-8383.