Car Maintenance: Pros and Cons

Owning a car is like having a baby. You have to treat it like your pride and joy. Ask anyone who owns a car. They would agree that owning one is as difficult as doing any form of parenting. That said, even if you do treat your car like your own child, there are downsides to it. For example, when you take your car to the authorized workshops, chances are that your car will receive the best treatment from the technicians. On the other hand, there are downsides to that as well. As such, below is a list of pros and cons of taking your car to the authorized service centers.




  • Professional Technicians Are Always At Work

Everytime you take your car to the service center, you won’t have to worry about quality control issues. That is if you continue to take your car to the authorized service centers. The technicians are properly trained by the automaker in ensuring no problems will arise once the car leaves the center.


  • Best Equipment Provided

Not that non-authorized have less equipment, but opting for the original workshops do add a sense of comfort knowing your car is in good hands. Also, the workshops themselves have the luxury of hiring more technicians to ensure the workload is distributed evenly. Imagine having to wait more than three hours just for a scheduled oil change.


  • Replacement Parts 

When it comes to replacing certain parts or components of your car, doing so at the authorized workshops means your car will receive the best care and the best parts. Even when it comes down to replacing your wipers, purchasing them from the said workshop will also give you a sense of relief.



  • You are just a number

Of course, taking your car to an authorized workshop means that you are not the only one. There will be a large number of people waiting in line for their turn to service their own cars. However, if you are able to strike a personal relationship with the mechanics there, chances are that you could get your car done in a faster time.


  • Unnecessary Work

Auto manufacturers will try whatever it takes to make extra income even when you do a scheduled car service. Extra work such as tyre balancing and tyre changes tend to cost a large amount when you have them done at the authorized centers, but you can always avoid that by alerting the mechanics.


In conclusion, the list above has no ultimatum in the sense that taking your car to a non-authorized service center is no good. Of course, if you know a specific workshop that can be trusted, then there shouldn’t be a problem.