December 12, 2011  |  Comments
Car myths exposed: Servicing at a dealer can save you cash

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Car myths exposed: Servicing at a dealer can save you cash

Myth: It is more expensive to get your vehicle serviced at the dealership.

False. At AutoNation, we competitively price our everyday maintenance items to be in line or below our competition. How? We use an independent third-party source to investigate and scout our service competition. In fact, when you visit any of AutoNation’s service lanes, you’ll see our Honest Comparison chart that shows you our service prices side-by-side with prices from the competition:

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This is an example of AutoNation's Honest Comparison chart for Maroone Chevrolet of Delray. Please note that prices will vary by location. Visit your local AutoNation service center to see the chart for your area.

Additionally, AutoNation will honor most of our competitor coupons. Every service, repair and part is backed by our price match guarantee. If you find it cheaper somewhere else, we’ll match it.

But there’s more to service than just getting the lower price. AutoNation offers quality, convenience and value to every car we service.


Being the largest service, parts and collision repair network in America has its advantages. For one, every vehicle is serviced by a factory certified and trained technician. Why is that important? Well, at one of our stores, each technician could work on up to 40 vehicles or more every week, from the same manufacturer. This means that our technicians know the ins-and-outs of the vehicles they service better than most. The competition’s mechanics, on the other hand, are lucky to see two cars from the same manufacturer every month.

AutoNation also adheres to the manufacturer’s strict standards for service. We spend millions of dollars updating our diagnostic and repair equipment to make sure it is state-of-the-art.


In addition to being able to schedule a service appointment 24 hours a day on our website, AutoNation offers seven-day service and extended hours on weekdays and weekends at select locations. In several locations, there’s even a fast or free guarantee on over a dozen common maintenance items (“scheduled service”). If we don’t finish your scheduled service by the promised time, your next scheduled service is free. Visit one of our stores to get the complete details.


Every AutoNation store is held to higher standards. That’s why every repair is guaranteed to last for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes last, not first. We even stand behind our estimates. If the service work ends up costing more than our original written estimate, AutoNation will pay the difference.

When you crunch the numbers and factor in all the extras, servicing your vehicle at an AutoNation dealership isn’t more expensive than going to a non-dealer mechanic. AutoNation is the smart choice for vehicle service. So, when your car needs maintenance, who you gonna call?

About Adam Lopez

Adam Lopez is an advertising specialist at AutoNation's headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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