April 11

Benefits of Car Dealership Maintenance

When you buy a car, truck, or SUV, you commit to maintaining it in excellent condition. While you have several options for vehicle service, choosing a dealership can offer many benefits, including original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and technicians specially trained on your make and model. At Huffines Hyundai in Plano, Texas, our experienced service center team can help you with all your oil changes, tire replacements, and car dealership repairs. Here’s what sets us apart from the rest.

The Benefits of Servicing Your Vehicle at a Dealership 

Dealerships offer drivers advantages when it comes to vehicle service, from routine maintenance to major repairs. Below are some of the most important benefits.

OEM Parts

At a dealership, you have access to OEM parts that match the ones on your vehicle and are guaranteed to function properly. When you opt for OEM parts, you know you’ll get a quality product that will perform as expected. Dealership service centers often have these parts already in stock or easily accessible. Even if you don’t drive a Hyundai, we can match your vehicle’s part thanks to our extensive Mopar-supplied inventory.

Trained Technicians

The automotive technicians at dealership service centers have received extensive training on your make and model. They also have special tools to work on your vehicle that other mechanic shops might not. You can trust them to diagnose and repair issues correctly. They’re also well versed in your car’s regular maintenance schedules, so they can answer your questions and make accurate recommendations.


If your car is still under warranty, you’ll find it advantageous to get it serviced at the dealership. This is because dealerships have detailed information about the parts and repairs covered by your warranty. They also have the latest information and updated recalls from the manufacturer. And if you’re not sure whether your warranty covers a repair, the dealership staff can act as the mediator and advocate on your behalf.

Customer Service

At Huffines Hyundai, we treat you as family. That’s why, like many dealerships, we offer a well-equipped waiting area with free Wi-Fi, workstations, free coffee and beverages, vending machines, a kid’s play area, and flatscreen TVs. We can arrange a loaner car, rental, or shuttle service so you can carry on with your day. If you’re visiting for routine maintenance, get in and out quickly with our drive-up express lane service.

Dealer Incentives

Dealerships offer ever-changing service specials and discounts on various makes and models. You can check the website for the latest incentives and schedule upcoming maintenance, such as tire replacements, when the dealership has a great sale or special. At Huffines Hyundai, we have a rotating selection of coupons and discounts on services ranging from oil changes and tire rotations to comprehensive inspections and brake checks.

Hyundai Maintenance at Our Dealership 

The maintenance items and services we perform at Huffines Hyundai are extensive. Even with our quick and convenient Mopar Express Lane, we’ll perform an oil change and evaluate more than 20 parts of your vehicle. Within 30 minutes, our trained technicians will have completed the following services:

  • Air filter replacement.
  • Battery tests and replacement.
  • Brake inspection.
  • Chassis lube.
  • Coolant and fluid level checks.
  • Light bulb replacements.
  • Multipoint checkup.
  • Oil and filter change.
  • Tire rotation.
  • Tire wear and pressure check.
  • Wiper blades replacement.

If it’s time for a new set of wheels, our tire department has top-quality brands in stock to choose from. Our technicians can recommend the best tires for your vehicle and driving style. They can also provide tire rotations, tire repairs, and wheel alignments. And if you need extra tire protection, we can offer road hazard tire and wheel coverage.

The Benefits of Regular Car Maintenance

If you want to keep your vehicle on the road and in great condition for years to come, it’s crucial you keep up with routine car maintenance according to the manufacturer’s recommended time points. Here are some of the biggest benefits of getting your car serviced regularly.

Vehicle Life Span

Manufacturers recommend routine vehicle maintenance to minimize the number of parts you’ll need to repair and replace. By regularly checking fluid levels, brakes, the battery, tires, and electronics, you can spot and fix minor issues before they become expensive ones. As a result, your car will last longer. If you decide to sell or trade in your vehicle, it will have a higher value if it’s well maintained.


If a vehicle’s parts are worn down or not functioning properly, both the driver and passengers are at risk — not to mention other people on the road. By having a knowledgeable professional assess your car regularly, you can increase your safety behind the wheel. Common tasks a dealership’s technicians can perform to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive include tire tread and pressure checks and brake inspections.

Money Savings

While each car service costs money, you might be surprised to learn that by sticking to a regular maintenance schedule, you’ll likely save in the long run. Dealership technicians can maintain your vehicle’s parts and pick up on minor issues before they become major. They’ll assess your car’s steering, transmission, axles, clutch, suspension, and other components that can be costly to repair or replace. They can also maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy by ensuring the engine is well-tuned, filters are clean, and tires are at the correct pressure. 

Book Your Appointment Today

Secure your spot at our service center by scheduling your next appointment online. With our online tool, simply input your contact and vehicle information and choose the best day and time for your schedule. You’ll find availability from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And if you need to run errands or get back to work, we can provide a free shuttle service or a loaner vehicle. 

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