What is a dealer alternative garage?

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When your trucks and vans that are still in warranty are due to be serviced, you might assume that your branded vehicle dealer is the only option available.  Well you might be relieved to learn that a trusted and accredited dealer alternative garage who uses only the highest quality of registered parts can also service your new vehicle and still maintain the warranty. 

Benefits of a Dealer Alternative?

Some of the benefits of a dealer alternative garage is that it can be much faster to book an appointment and to have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible when compared to a branded dealership.  Just organizing the logistics of taking a vehicle off the road can be enough of a headache.  A dealer alternative garage can make this process so much faster and more convenient for you, ensuring that your vehicle gets back to work in no time at all.

What’s more, once you go to a trusted dealer alternative garage you can ensure a high quality servicing that is the exact same standard as a branded dealer as long as you ensure you go to a trusted dealer alternative garage.  This is very important to ensure that only the best quality registered parts are used along with the recommended oils, and the correct procedure specifications are met to ensure that your warranty is protected.

Do your research and only go to an accredited and trusted dealer alternative garage with The Society of Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) accreditation, such as Rathcoole Commercial garage.

How dealer alternative servicing protects my warranty?

A warranty is a guarantee from your manufacturer that they will stand behind their product and ensure you have a working vehicle for as long as your warranty lasts.  A warranty is super important to the financial security of being legally covered should something go wrong with your vehicle.

An accredited and trusted dealer alternative garage will protect your warranty as long as they use all the recommended replacement parts and oils, along with the correct procedure specifications for servicing and repairs.  Anything less and your warranty could be voided so be very careful to choose your dealer alternative garage very wisely.  To protect your warranty a guaranteed trust in the servicing quality is mandatory and ensuring they know exactly what the recommended parts and oils are for your vehicle.

Dealer alternative garages that still protect your guarantee have been made possible by new EU legislation from 2003.  According to the European Commission’s Block Exemption legislation passed in Oct 2003, allows vehicle owners the freedom of having their servicing and repairs done at their chosen garage while still enabling them to protect their warranty.  For a link to the European Commission’s Block Exemption legislation click here.

Dealer alternative garages can be better value for money

Branded dealers usually have a long waiting period for getting your vehicle serviced and repaired.  With a good dealer alternative garage you can have a much faster turnaround in getting your vehicle back on the road which saves you and your business money.

Also the actual price of servicing your vehicle can be more affordable with a dealer alternative garage.  For example Rathcoole Commercial offer a competitive price savings of approximately 20% savings when compared with a branded dealer.  This is great value for money as you are getting the same expert servicing and repairs as a branded dealer but you are saving your business money.

What other advantages do they have?

It depends on your choice, but your garage of choice might offer any number of advantages. Basic things like location and opening hours can make a huge difference. And that’s not even taking into account the other services they might offer.

The Rathcoole Commercial dealer alternative garage in Dublin, is also a CVRT test centre, and our reception is open from 7am to 7pm for drop off and collections.  This means you can get your vehicles serviced, repaired and tested all in the same place. It also means we’ll know exactly what your vehicles require in order to make sure they’re road legal every time.

Also as an added bonus we offer you a replacement van hire while your own vehicle is being repaired or serviced.

We at Rathcoole Commercial are one of the best dealer alternative garages in Dublin. We also perform CVRT testing on commercial vehicles, so you can be assured that we know exactly what we need to do to keep your vehicles on the road. If you want to book a service or repair, make sure you get in touch with our friendly staff today.