Van Nuys Auto Repair & Service Center

The Hidden Costs of Auto Service and Repair

If you’ve visited a car dealership recently, you’ve probably been blown away by the comforts and conveniences that many offer - some nicer than a luxury home! With putt-putt courses, computer lounges, bakeries, fancy drinks, and courtesy rental car programs, these large dealerships look like they're taking great care of their customers. In the end, however, you might end up footing the bill later for a lot of things you don't want or need. Someone will need to pay for all those lavish perks - and they usually end up boiling over into the costs of auto service and repair.

Adding Up The Costs of Car Auto Service and Repair

Would you rather spend a lot less... or pay for someone else’s perks? Here are just a few of the things that look free, but might actually end up inflating your repair or service bill:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Facilities
  • Huge franchise fees
  • Fancy, plush computer lounge
  • Courtesy cars
  • Children’s play area
  • Entertainment areas with multiple televisions
  • In-store bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants
  • Layers and layers of staff

When all these perks add to the overall costs of auto service and repair, are they really free? If your vehicle just needs a simple tune-up service, A/C Service, brake service, or some other type of standard auto service then you shouldn't need to pay for someone else’s latte. And whether it’s a quick service or your vehicle needs to stay in the shop for extended repairs, we think you’ll be better off with AutoAid’s fair pricing and personalized approach than with all the bells and whistles of a big dealership.


The AutoAid Advantage

Although our humble facilities aren’t as fancy as the large dealerships, the team at AutoAid is proud of the welcoming environment we offer to our customers. You won’t find any espresso machines with double half-caff Sumatran blend mocha-whip in our shop, but we do offer fresh coffee, cookies, and free Wi-Fi so you can get your work done in comfort. We’ll even pay for a courtesy ride, or an Uber or Lyft so you can get back home or office safely. Our new parts warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, exceeds that of the dealership and most independent shops.

Most importantly, our customers keep coming back because of our hometown atmosphere and courteous customer service. AutoAid is family owned and operated, so you’ll see the same friendly faces every time you visit. We focus on building relationships with the customers we value. At AutoAid, you’ll never be stuck dealing with an assistant to the assistant manager who hasn’t bothered to learn your name. You’ll often speak directly with our owners, Jack and Dave, who have been helping loyal customers for decades.

Contact Us

The costs of car auto service and repair is already high enough without adding on expensive extras. If you’re ready to ditch the dealership and find a more positive repair experience that focuses on your needs, then why not give AutoAid a call at 818-305-6632. We’re always standing by to offer incredible customer service, honest answers, affordable prices—and friendly smiles—to our valued clients.


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