One of the most unavoidable aspects of owning a car is maintenance. While many car dealerships encourage auto owners to take their vehicles to a dealership for maintenance service, that may not always be necessary. Not only can an independent auto shop fulfill all of your maintenance and repair needs, but there are also several benefits that come with bringing your vehicle to a locally owned or operated facility. One of the many benefits is that independent service centers are typically more affordable than big dealerships. Another added benefit is that they have access to the same parts and technology that dealerships do, and most technicians undergo the same level of training that mechanics at dealerships do. Lastly, by bringing your car to a local shop, you can trust that you will be serviced by individuals that have your full attention and want to repair your vehicle as quickly and as safely as possible.