Albany Auto Repair

Should You Take Your Car To The Dealer Or An Independent Automotive Facility?

It’s a fair question, even if we are an independent automotive facility. Let's dive in!


Typically, an independent facility is going to be comparable in price. While there are things like warranty repairs and recalls that have to go to the dealership. An independent shop, especially one like Crabtree Automotive, can and will give you better service. They also offer parts and repairs that exceed the factory's specifications.

For example, some manufacturers may suggest 10,000 miles or more between an oil change and may use factory oil and filters. They have large change intervals to help reduce maintenance costs, But we always recommend changing your oil at most every 5,000 miles because even the highest quality oil breaks down. We want to change your oil before it has a chance to degrade and cause any issues.  We will also use an oil and filter that meets or exceeds the factory requirement. 


Speaking of oil changes, when you finally buy that brand-new vehicle or one that still has a factory warranty, you obviously want to keep that warranty safe. We understand how expensive auto repair can be.


That's why it's great news that when you bring your automobile here for service, your factory warranty isn't affected!  


As that car or truck ages and the factory warranty runs out, we will still be here to keep your life in motion. Another bonus of an independent repair facility like ours is if there is a part or repair procedure that fixes a factory flaw or issue, we can handle it. Whereas a dealership is typically limited to factory parts and procedures.


At Crabtree Automotive, we work on all makes and models, even Diesels. From Honda to Audi and everything in between! So give us a call or schedule an appointment today with the link below.

Click Here to Schedule Service Today

Crabtree Automotive, Inc. is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Crabtree Automotive, Inc. (541) 967-7892 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.