Do I need to take my vehicle to the dealer to be covered under warranty?

One of the most common questions we get asked at Victoria Transmission and Auto Care is “Do I need to take my vehicle to the dealer to be covered under warranty?” We know it’s a common question because that dealers like to sell on their maintenance services when you buy a car. But over the course of this article we will answer this question in an unbiased and professional manner.

Preventative health care is important for peak performance and longevity. Preventative maintenance for today`s hi-tech cars helps keep small problems from becoming large, expensive ones. Most new car warranties call for scheduled preventative maintenance, meaning that maintenance must be done in order to keep the factory warranties in effect. New car dealers want you to believe that only they can perform these services and only a few companies can offer you car insurance on said car. This is not true. Anyone can perform the required services, as long as the parts used are Original Equipment quality and all maintenance is performed on time per the manufacturers recommended schedule and by a government-licensed automotive shop, like Victoria Transmission and Auto Care.