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I*m confused. In this article, http://amysgarage.com/your_car_is_under_warranty_can_anyone_fix_it.shtml It is stated that, "You don*t have to take your vehicle to the dealer to maintain your warranty." but then later on in the article it is stated that, "..need a repair that is covered under your warranty, then you have to go to the dealer.." So which is it?

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Sorry for the confusion Dan, You don*t have to take your vehicle to the dealer for regular maintenance: oil changes, tune-up, fluid flushes, timing belt, etc. You can take it to an Independent Repair Shop and you will not void your manufacturer warranty. If you vehicle has a problem and it is covered under the manufacturer warranty - then you have to take it to the dealer for the repair to have the work paid for by the manufacturer. If you have an aftermarket warranty - then you can take your vehicle anywhere for repairs that will honor the warranty. I hope this clears up the confusion!

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