Taking Care Of My Car

When To Considering Taking Your Van To A Dealer For Repair

Making repairs to your vehicle can often be done at any repair shop that you are comfortable with, but you sometimes need to take the vehicle to a dealer for service. Van repair is often not that much different from any vehicle on the road, but there can be some parts that are only available through the dealer network and situations where you need a dealer to do the work for you. 

Warranty Work

If your van is new, you may find that you need to have a warranty repair made to the vehicle at some point, and their dealer is often the only place approved to do it. If you are not near a dealer, you may be able to find a factory-authorized van repair shop that can handle the job. Still, it is good to check with the manufacturer to ensure they will cover the work under warranty. 

If you can get to a dealer, the service department there will be able to tell you if the work is covered under warranty immediately. Often they are the easiest to work with because they can bill the manufacturer directly for the job, so you won't have to pay for anything while you are there. If there is something your van needs that is related and not covered under warranty, the service adviser should let you know what they found before doing anything that will result in a bill for you. 

Recall Work

Another situation that may require you to have your van repair done at the dealership is if there is a recall on the vehicle. Recalls can be anything from one small part to a significant component failure that needs replacing, and the parts are often required to be replaced with genuine factory parts to fulfill the recall requirements. 

The dealership will have the parts or can order them for you, and the technician who will do the job is often a factory-trained tech specializing in repairs to the vans. Recall repairs can be made at any dealer, so if you are traveling away from home in your van, you can stop at the nearest dealer to you, and they can service the van, replace the parts required, and get you on your way quickly in most cases. 

If the part needs to be ordered, you may have to call ahead so they have time to get the parts in so that the repairs can be made when you arrive, and you will not have a delay or need to stay in the area for a few days to get the work completed. 

For more information about van repair, like Mercedes Benz van repair, contact a local dealer.