Re: Dealership Vs. other mechanic shop
For me, it's a time thing nowadays. It's been years since I did my own work, so I go to the dealer, besides they cover everything important under the warranty. As for things like oil changes, I get coupons that make the cost nearly the same as any regular shop, and I know they do it right. I've had problems with local shops in the past that didn't do things correctly (i.e. oil filter was on crooked once, another time a different shop didn't reset the oil notification light), so I just go where I know they do it correctly.