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Can I Get my New Car Serviced by an Independent Mechanic?


You can save hundreds of dollars – and in some cases thousands – if you organize your servicing outside the authorized dealer network. And your warranty absolutely will survive if you play by three simple rules.

Here’s everything you need to know to save big bucks and keep your warranty on track.



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Cheap Car Service: How to Save Real Money

Cheap car service can help prevent a much bigger bill down the track

Cheap car service lays down the same foundations for reliability as reasonable diet and exercise does for you. Unfortunately, cheap car service is also seen by car owners as something of a ‘grudge’ purchase – you pay for car service (even cheap car service) only because if you don’t, your car will let you down. Cheap car service is also one of the first things people scrimp on when times are tight – an example of profoundly false economy when something preventable goes wrong, leaving in its wake a repair bill you can’t jump over.

Here's how to buy into cheap car service cost-effectively

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Car Service & Your Warranty

Cheap car service doesn't necessarily void your warranty. You don't need to get your car serviced at the 'factory approved' dealership to preserve its warrant

THis post is about how cheap car servicing affects your warranty. Cheap car servicing - from a competent mechanic - can save you hundreds, compared with getting your car serviced at a factory dealership. And it need not void your new-car warranty. New cars in Australia typically come with a three- to five-year warranty. As a new car buyer, it's easy to believe that getting the car serviced at the dealership is the only option. Nothing could be further from the truth

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