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Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops

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If it’s time to get your car serviced, you might be thinking whether a dealership mechanic or independent shop is better. Your constant reminder is your check engine blinking. We can count the reasons you should gather your keys and drive to a dealership mechanic instead of an independent shop. Continue reading and find out why and don’t delay in making your service requests.

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Less Wait Time

We understand Los Angeles drivers are on a busy schedule. This is why the dealership can get the services completed on a tight deadline, A dealership has more staff to accommodate more customer demand. It usually has faster service thanks to our open bays with technicians ready to work. We have more capacity to finish the job on time and we can offer quick diagnostics thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment. 

Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Availability of Parts

Also, keep in mind the deal-breaker: you need accessible OEM parts. If you go to an independent shop is it a possibility there will be a delay for parts or that they will be a lower quality aftermarket version. Here at our service center near Hollywood, we are fully stocked and offer online ordering for added convenience. You may not know which part you need or you cannot install them. At Ocean Honda of North Hollywood, we consider your needs and our team is ready to assist!

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Trained Specialists

Our mechanics specialize in brands such as Honda. What’s more, they keep abreast of updates on recalls and focus their skill on one make of vehicle. A mechanic in a Ocean Honda of North Hollywood dealership will know how to troubleshoot and fix a variety of issues to get you back on the roads of North Hollywood.

Ocean Honda of North Hollywood is Customer Focused

When comparing dealership mechanics vs. independent shops, we think dealerships offer clear advantages. Think of us for your maintenance needs and book an appointment online or call us at our service center. Looking to save? There are specials posted to save you money. We also offer suggestions for the reasons your brakes are shaking or squeaking.


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