Routine maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your vehicle — and essential for everyday safe driving. Unless you are a trained car expert, it is better to leave all routine maintenance to professionals. Even if you’re experienced at changing your own oil, you are less likely to spot subtle issues during the process, meaning you might continue to drive in an unsafe vehicle that will lead to costly repairs.
But if not at home, where should you service your Honda car, van, truck, or SUV? Here are a few reasons to stick with a dealership service center instead of a generic corner garage.
While all the technicians at Hardin County Honda have received the same training as other mechanics, they have also received additional training on Honda’s specifically, making them more qualified to perform service and spot potential issues with your vehicle.
You’ll only get genuine OEM parts for your Honda when you service at a Honda dealership. Corner mechanics will most likely use inferior third-party components, which are not always the perfect fit. By using OEM parts, you know your car is being outfitted with parts made specifically for your vehicle and guaranteed by Honda.
If your vehicle is under warranty and maintenance is covered, general mechanics cannot honor that warranty. We can — and do. In addition, we are notified of every single Honda recall, so when you bring your vehicle in, we will be able to tell you if it’s effected and work on resolving the issue. Then, we’ll take care of the fix free of charge. A generic corner garage mechanic cannot perform recall fixes for your Honda vehicle.
Next time your trusty Honda needs some attention, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Instead, let the certified technicians at Hardin County Honda give your car the care it deserves.