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Why You May Want To Have Your Luxury Car Repaired By The Dealer

Aug 17, 2007
There is nothing like riding and driving a luxury car. The cushy feel of the leather and the beauty of the shiny details just makes a driver grin. But nothing else compares with a broken luxury car. Imagine stepping into your Lincoln for a spin, and clicking on the air conditioner to cool off the interior on a 90 degree day, only to have warm air greet you from your vents. You just spent several thousand dollars of your hard earned money to drive this beauty around, and a malfunctioning air condition is like the vehicle and the world are snubbing their noses at you. Repairs are possible, but you need to keep a few tips in mind.

Obviously your best option for a quality repair job is your authorized dealer. The dealer will have the parts that you need manufactured by the right company. They will serve you quickly and efficiently because, after all, they want your business in the future when you want to trade that luxury car in for another one. So they will treat you right because of their vested interest in you. However, they will cost more than the mechanic down the street.

Your mechanic down the street might cost less, but he will also use substandard parts at times. He might even call the local junk yard to see if they can purchase a part off a previously wrecked vehicle.
In the end, you need to just consider the parts that you might need and the importance of the repair work. For example, if your automatic side mirror is not working, then consider the mechanic down the street. He can fix this nonessential luxury item for little to nothing. However, if your engine starts making a loud grinding sound, drive on over to the dealer's right away. Your warranty might even cover you on this since many warranties stretch to either 5 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Some wannabe mechanics might even want to consider repairing their vehicle themselves. You can find the parts that you need often times at the local auto parts store or for cheap on the internet. Search around and make sure to use a repair manual if you plan on trying to save money on a mechanic, because after all, nothing looks worse than a malfunctioning car that cost you a few years worth of your savings.
If you want to drive your vehicle in confidence, seek out a mechanic. If you want to save money, do it yourself. In the end, the choice is up to you. And ultimately what you choose may save you money but you need to count the cost of the quality of the job you have when you drive that car down the street.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as auto repair manuals at http://www.autorepairplus.com
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