When selecting a shop for repairs or maintenance for your Nissan the question of self-taught (or independent) shops versus a certified service center is an important one. These two types of shops differ in several ways and understanding these differences is necessary for making an informed choice for your Nissan servicing. These differences include the following.
Another consideration is amenities a lot of independent shops are rather bare-bones and lack the features you associate with a certified shop. A comfortable waiting area with Wi-Fi, TVs, snacks, and drinks may not be essential but it does make the whole process less stressful.
A key factor when getting work done on your Nissan is the parts the mechanic is making use of. A lot of independent shops use aftermarket parts instead of OEM parts and this is a very important distinction to keep in mind. OEM parts are designed to be used by specific makes and models of automobiles and are factory specced. Third-party parts may not fit, not work to specifications, or be made of lower-quality materials. Aftermarket / third-party parts may be cheaper, but they don’t last as long or perform as well as an OEM part.
It should be noted that not all independent shops are bad or do subpar work, many of them are quite reputable. However, finding a good independent shop requires a lot of research on your part to assure this is the case. With a certified shop, such as Dorsett Nissan, has already been vetted and certified by Nissan showing their work and parts meet the quality standards you're looking for. In many cases using a certified shop saves you time and worry about the quality of the services you're receiving.
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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