Anytime you choose to purchase an automobile, you might be torn if you should get your car serviced at the dealership from where it was purchased or to take it a local. When it comes to your car, it is important to take it to people who know your vehicle, understand your model, and are ready and able to take perfect care of your new vehicle.
Why should you bring your Nissan back to Nissan? Keep in mind the Nissan dealership will have Nissan trained technicians, who work specifically on Nissan vehicles, 95-100% of the time. Moreover, when they are working on these Nissan vehicles they will use Nissan resources and Nissan training to repair your vehicle correctly and ideally. These technicians take courses direct from Nissan and attend Nissan schools to keep on their knowledge of your vehicle. While the guy at the local may work on Nissans, he also works on Fords, Chevys, Toyotas, etc. His specialty isn’t specific to Nissan. Your car is a finely tuned machine with thousands of high tech components that can be very expensive if not handled properly.
There is a horrible misconception out there that servicing your vehicle at the dealership will be more expensive. However, some of the most routine maintenance can be upwards of 40% less at the dealership than what you might pay at that local garage, Sears, Pep Boys, or the like.
Since Nissan technicians at the dealership are so well versed in their training, they know the ins and outs of your Nissan. The guys at the local garage may not always be Nissan specific trained nor do they receive continual ongoing training about Nissan and changes that are happening. This fact alone can cost you your engine. Something as simple as not using enough oil or the right viscosity, the wrong filter, loose filter or a combination of the above…all can lead to disastrous effects for your engine.
The Nissan dealership wants to develop a relationship with you. If you have your vehicle regularly serviced at the dealership, your value to the dealership increases. For example, suppose your vehicle goes out of warranty and a week later your engine dies. If you have shown loyalty to the dealership by using them for your regular service work, they are more inclined to help you as opposed to the person who buys their car there and then takes their services work elsewhere. It’s all about building the relationship. Loyalty speaks loudly.
Finally, the best bargain at the Nissan dealership is the Nissan extended service contract. These extended service contracts, also commonly called extended warranties, can save you tens of thousands. That’s a small price to pay for peace of mind. You will know that from minor to major repairs will be covered. And the best part, they will be covered and repaired by trained technicians at your Nissan dealership.
Premier Nissan Stevens Creek is located at 4855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA. Visit our service department today or give us a call at (408) 714-0751 to find out more.