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Would you bring your truck to the dealership?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by affekonig, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I was thinking about this: I've never seen a manufacturer or dealer offer any type of pre-season inspection or really any type of offer specific to plowing. We're a big industry here and we buy a LOT of trucks. Do they owe us? What would a dealer need to offer to get you in? :mechanic:
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It's free to go in, you just have to pay to leave!
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Warranty or emergency only.
  4. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    + 1 I would never bring my vehicles to the STEALERship unless it was under warranty or an extream emergency.
  5. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Complete this sentence.

    "If you want something done right..."

    a) do it yourself.

    b) have the dealership do it.

    There's your answer.

    Dealership gets my vehicle purchasing business since thats what they're there for. They also get warranty repair business. Mainteannce and out of warranty repairs get done in my driveway or at an independant mechainc I can actually trust to do the work more or less right and won't charge me $35 for a spark plug.
  6. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Yes, all my trucks go in to the dealer before the season. Some times they find nothing other times we catch problems before they're real problems.
  7. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    by time i buy the filters and oil it's easier to let them do my service! had the tranny serviced at the local shop endedup with a leak the dealer fixed!.....sometimes itis good to use the dealer or reputable shop, but i also do some stuff myself