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Reasons to Service Your Car at an Independent Garage vs. a Dealership

The time has come to service your car, which means you need to decide where to get an MOT, tyre rotation or wheel alignment in your local area. You could go to the dealership you bought your vehicle from for auto maintenance and repairs or you could turn to your local, independent car garage for high-quality service at half the price. 

If you are looking for reasons to service your car at an independent garage vs. a dealership, you’ve come to the right place! Read our blog to learn the benefits of independent car garages vs. dealerships and contact Mechanic Man with any questions. 

There’s a reason why Servicing Stop’s 2018 survey stated that 70% of UK motorists choose to service their vehicles at an independent garage over a dealership, so book a service appointment with us today for a new kind of car servicing experience. Thanks to The Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation, you decide where you want to service your car.


Why Service My Car at an Independent Garage?

Here are four good reasons!

Personalised Service 

Independent car garages bring a personal touch to auto service and repairs. Local car mechanics are always happy to help and will advise you on the best course of action whether your car needs a battery replacement, clutch repairs or brake service. The team at independent garages will care for you and your vehicle throughout the entire repairment process and will constantly update you along the way for better peace of mind. Your time is valued when you choose an independent garage over a dealership, and you’ll always be treated like family the moment you walk in the door.

Exceptional Value 

What makes independent car garages different from dealerships is that their team is told to advise, not upsell. Independent mechanics let you choose how you’d like your vehicle to be repaired. You can opt to have your car fixed using genuine auto parts or more cost-effective aftermarket parts, which provide the same quality but at a lower price point. Your budget is not only considered, but it’s also respected at local garages.

Support Your Local Business

Shopping local is the best way to recycle money back into your town and stimulate your local economy. By servicing your car at an independent car garage, you’ll help a family thrive and a local business grow. After all, “When you buy from a small business, you aren’t helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage or a student pay for college.” - Unknown

Dealer-Level Service

Independent car garages use the same dealer-level diagnostic and repair equipment that’s found at brand-name dealerships to deliver quality auto repairs. Independent mechanics even receive the same training as dealership mechanics.

Why Choose Mechanic Man?

At Mechanic Man, we pride ourselves on being one of the most beloved car garages in Peterborough. No job is too big or too small for our team, and we’ll happily work on any make or model - even under warranty!Over 50% of our staff have 5+ years working at main dealer garages and are highly experienced in all fields of repair. Our independent car garage is RAC Approved and Motor Ombudsman-accredited, so call us at 01733 797099 to book an appointment today!

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