Dealership vs. Other Repair Shops

The question if often asked if you have to take your car to the dealership for regular maintenance and or repair. The answer is NO.  In fact, if you have proper documentation of the required maintenance bring done, there are laws that require the factory to honor your warranty even if it was done somewhere else. 

Be sure to have a legitimate mechanic do the work, and put you records and receipts where you can find them. You can also keep a maintenance schedule book, and have the mechanic sign it.