There seems to be a common misconception among many that if you have an aftermarket/extended warranty, that your car, truck, SUV, or Jeep must be taken to a dealership. This is not true. Non-dealership / Independent Automotive repair shops can service and repair your new or UNDER WARRANTY/EXTENDED WARRANTY. As a positive, at our shop, you can get fast service and work with highly trained technicians! We'd love to take care of your vehicle for you and can do so right here at our automotive shop. Repairs by highly rated and trained automotive technicians with dealer rated diagnostic tools, at BETTER PRICING by a shop that knows you!
It is a law that independent automotive repair shops can maintain and service your warranty. All consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the new vehicle's warranty or a vehicle's extended warranty because service was performed by a Non-Dealer/Independent Repair shop.
Per the FTC, “It's illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had warranty work or routine maintenance or repairs performed by our automotive shop. Routine maintenance can include anything from oil changes, tire rotations and belt replacement, to fluid checks, flushes, new brake pads, and inspections.” It is also important to note that the “Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for a company to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty for the simple cause that you used an aftermarket or recycled part.”
One of the major perks of bringing your vehicle to an independent repair shop is the ability to make your money go further. Many times, warranties will have a limit or a deductible. Our goal is to make your warranty work for you.
Lastly, If you are on the fence about whether or not to purchase an AFTERMARKET or EXTENDED warranty. We suggest opening a savings account for your car and putting back money for possible breakdowns. While warranties are great the limitations can sometimes outweigh the benefits.
Whichever option you may choose we will be there for you every step of the way! We look forward to taking care of your new or under extended/aftermarket warranty, car, truck, SUV, or Jeep right here. Give us a call today!
Did you know that Remanufacturing is Recycling? Have you considered how your decision to make a major repair to your vehicle affects our environment? We have researched how much energy JASPER utilizes in the remanufacturing process and compared it with information from the Argonne National Lab, a research center for the U.S. Department of Energy.
By averaging the curb weight of three vehicles: a Mercedes-Benz W126, a Hummer H2, and a Toyota Prius, a determination was made on the average amount of energy required in manufacturing vehicles. Energy usage at JASPER, per drivetrain component, was figured and, on average, only 1% of the energy is consumed in remanufacturing a drivetrain component in comparison to manufacturing the entire vehicle. That is an energy savings of nearly six tons of coal or 1008 gallons of crude oil. Rather than replacing their vehicles, our customers, by purchasing JASPER remanufactured engines, transmissions, and differentials saved enough energy in 2007 to power an estimated 598,000 households, or every residence in a city the size of Washington, D.C., for an entire year!
JASPER can offer this beefy warranty on our remanufactured automatic and standard transmissions because every one of them goes through our extensive "Do It Right" process that ensures worry-free operation. Our shop chooses JASPER because our customers deserve not only the best product and service we can provide but also the peace of mind that comes with high quality - dependable products like JASPER transmissions, engines, and differentials.
When you find a car replace like this you really don't want them to get too busy, but Greg and the guys have been trusted with our vehicles for so many years we don't want to leave the area when we retire. Robert Ulrich
If you are interested in finding a mechanic versus the typical dealership type repair program - Steve's is the best ~~> never any regrets. Jerry Backus, 5 Star Review Birdseye
These guys totally deserve the 5 star rating they are maintaining. Always open and honest communication. I always know what to expect when dealing with anyone at the shop. T Long, Birdeye Review
I have used Steve's Auto for all my cars for 20+ years. Greg and his crew are the best and the most honest mechanics you can find. Just like my Great Uncle Ernest who ran his own shop for 45 years in Baltimore! - David Millard
I've had the chance to take both my truck and Cris' car in for repairs at Steve's Automotive Center near our house. I've been super impressed with both their quality of work and prices. I would highly recommend them and am thankful to have a mechanic that I can trust. - Marc Hunt of Atlanta GA