Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops

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Wondering who to go to when your check engine lights has been blinking? Would it be better to go to an established dealership, or would it be worth it to check out a more independent shop? We at Victory Toyota have several reasons why a dealership is a better investment for you and your vehicle today. Read on to learn why, and make an appointment today!

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Speed

If you are a Salinas driver, your time is valuable and you deserve a mechanic who can efficiently get the job done. In this instance, a dealership mechanic is probably your best bet given that they have extra staff with a regular schedule equipped with more tool leads that can greatly decrease your wait time.

Dealership Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Access to OEM Parts

With independent shops, you’ll probably have to wait for them to order specific OEM parts which can take days or even weeks. A Monterey dealership, however, is more likely to have the OEM parts needed in their in-person or online inventory. If you are not sure what parts you need or how to install them, our friendly team at Victory Toyota is ready to help!

Dealerships Mechanics vs. Independent Shops: Expertise

Dealership mechanics in Watsonville have expertise on their side, specializing in Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler vehicles. Our technicians are the most up-to-date when it comes to crucial information such as recalls or understanding specific parts that independent shops are not always privy to. It is highly likely that if you come into Victory Toyota with a problem with your vehicle, a mechanic has likely seen it and is more than capable of fixing it for you.

Victory Toyota is Always At Your Service

By now, it’s clear in the battle between dealership mechanics vs. independent shops, that dealerships have the advantage. So the next time you need car service, contact our service center or make an appointment online. You can also check out our service tips (such as why your brakes are shaking or squeaking) or our service specials for more great deals! 

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