When purchasing a new vehicle, sometimes a dealership may imply that the vehicle needs to be serviced at their location to keep the Manufacturer’s Warranty in effect.
Under Federal law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, title 15, chapter 50, section 2301-2312, it prohibits a new car dealer to deny warranty service or imply that warranty service will be voided if routine service or repairs are not performed at the dealership. Your owner’s manual also says this.
If you choose to take your vehicle to an independent auto repair facility here are some tips to ensure your warranty does not become voided:
In conclusion, a reputable repair shop that you trust is able to service your new vehicle. Keep your records, get maintenance done on time, and don’t modify your vehicle while it’s under warranty.
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