Dealer Alternative: Your Consumer Rights

Have you ever wondered if an independent shop like SVS can maintain your new Volvo during the warranty period?

It's an important question, because many people prefer to have their vehicle serviced by a shop that is not affiliated with the dealer. The reasons for this are many and varied, but whatever the reason, the law supports your preference. Enacted in 1975, The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was designed to allow independent repair shops to use original (OEM) or aftermarket equivalent parts on your car without adversely affecting your warranty.

You or your trusted shop may choose the replacement parts for you car because of several criteria including quality, availability, price and others. For most, this represents the best value and continues a long-term relationship with the independent shop.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was originally put in place to protect consumers from merchants using unscrupulous warrantees and disclaimers, but it also includes important rules to allow independent shops like SVS to repair and service your vehicle while it's still under warranty without adversely affecting the warranty coverage.

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