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You don’t have to use a dealer for repairs and maintenance to keep your warranty in effect!


Most vehicle owners are not aware that it is not necessary to take their 30k, 60k, 90k, 120k mile preventative maintenance service back to the dealer to keep their manufacturer’s warranty in effect.

What is Vehicle Maintenance Warranty?
At certain mile intervals, often made by the manufacturer, fluids, filters and parts need to be replaced so the vehicle stays within the recommended manufactures warranty. Often dealers mislead that this preventative maintenance must be done at the dealership.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is enforced by the FTC, makes it illegal for manufacturers or auto dealers to claim that your vehicle manufacture’s warranty is void if you have your vehicle’s preventative maintenance done at a qualified local auto shop.

Preventive Maintenance Warranty Tips:

*Read your warranty. Your preventive maintenance warranty schedule is often discussed in your owner’s manual. This scheduled maintenance is recommended at certain mileage intervals to help prevent potential problems for the life of your vehicle. If you have misplaced your owner’s manual, look for it online. Often you can find it in the “Owners” section of your manufacturer’s website.

*Preventive Maintenance Just Doesn’t Mean Oil Changes. Oil changes are also considered preventive maintenance however at certain mileage intervals, 30k, 60k, 90k & 120k, other fluids and parts need replacing or inspection. It is essential to keep up on these recommendations and requirements to ensure overall performance and safety for your vehicle.

*Keep all service records and receipts, regardless of who performs the service. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, new brake pads, and all vehicle inspections. Create a file or obtain a handy folder to keep track of repairs; it will come in handy if you have to use your warranty. If you ever have a warranty claim and it appears that you did not maintain your vehicle, your claim could be denied, so protect yourself and your vehicle.

Let Finish Line help keep your Vehicle Manufacturer’s Preventative Maintenance Warranty in Effect
If you need any type of maintenance and/or major repairs done to your vehicle in order to keep the warranty in tact, simply make your appointment by calling 360-378-5685 today!

Finish Line Auto Repair is a Napa AutoCare Center
Nationwide consumers consistently select a NAPA AutoCare Center because of the trust and confidence they have in NAPA quality parts and NAPA AutoCare’s commitment to excellence. Our “Peace of Mind Warranty” backs our service and repair work for 12 month/12,000 mile. Taking care of your car’s health is an important part of protecting your investment and protecting your family.

Finish Line Auto Repair
815 D Spring Street #1
Friday Harbor, WA
Phone: 360-378-5685
Hours: Monday through Friday 8-5
Saturday by Appointment Only