Why is a dealership more expensive for repairs?

Why does a dealership charge so much more for car repairs? I've been warned by numerous family members and friends never to take my car to the dealership for repairs.

“The reason that car dealerships are typically more expensive than independently owned shops can be summed up in one word: overhead.
While small, local shops just have a garage and a few mechanics, dealerships have showrooms, massive maintenance garages, higher employee salaries. All this equates to more overhead.
Dealerships offset all of these expenses by charging more for routine maintenance, even if you have a used car warranty or a similar product.
If possible, get quotes from the dealership and a local mechanic to see how you can get the best service at the lowest price possible.
If you do have to go to a dealership, despite the higher costs, they are known for performing consistently reliable work. Dealerships’ reputations stem from the reputability of their mechanics.
While you’re shopping for mechanics, it’s also a good idea to review your car insurance policy to make sure you’re getting the best deals. Try using the Jerry app to automate this process. Every six months, Jerry will review your car insurance policy and compare it to other companies to ensure you’re getting the best rate. If you’re not, Jerry will send the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry does all of this for free.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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