Let's face it our friends, dealerships are often perceived as more expensive for several reasons:
Overhead Costs: Dealerships typically have higher overhead costs compared to independent repair shops like Blackwood Mercedes Service. They have larger facilities, employ specialized technicians that may sit around and milk the clock vs those like us who place your vehicles needs a priority. Dealerships may also invest in equipment and tools specific to certain vehicle brands. These expenses contribute to the higher labor rates and prices for parts and services.
Warranty and Service Contracts: Some vehicle warranties and service contracts require maintenance or repairs to be performed at authorized dealerships to remain valid. Dealerships may capitalize on this requirement by charging higher prices for services covered under warranty or service contracts.
Value-Added Services: Dealerships often offer additional services and amenities, such as shuttle services, loaner vehicles, and comfortable waiting areas with various choices of coffee, which at the end of they day, are paid by the customer. These value-added services contribute to very high operating costs, which are passed on to customers through higher service fees.
It's essential for consumers to weigh these factors and consider their options when choosing where to service their vehicles. Blackwood Mercedes Service is able to provide quality service by knowledgable technicians while still keeping your costs less than a dealership. For this, we are...your dealership alternative.