THE TRUTH ABOUT MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARRANTY
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHERE YOUR CAR I S M A I N TA I N E D , E V E N U N D E R WA R R A N TY
s the owner of a new car, or new to you, you certainly want to make all the right decisions about properly maintaining your new wheels in its early years to ensure that it serves you well throughout its life. And you certainly don't want to do anything to compromise your vehicle's warranty. What you may not know—most consumers don't—is that your trusted, 2017-2018 DEFINITIVE CANADIAN NEW VEHICLE BUYER'S GUIDE
your local professional has access to fluids that meet the specifications required by your owner's manual.
In addition, regular service items, such as replacing wiper blades, brakes, and cabin air filters, do not have an impact on warranty coverage, though you should certainly check to see if any service package you may have purchased with your new car includes these items.
Most independent service professionals can help you manage the service on your vehicle; Automotive Service Professionals have access to a database of service information for your vehicle and also have access to the same service information as the new car dealer. This means that they can help you ensure that any recalls are handled properly, and that any warranty repairs are also handled at the appropriate facility.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide where you bring your car for service, but remember, you can continue to use the same Automotive Service Professional you have relied on without compromising your vehicle warranty.
You have a choice.
The Automotive Industries Association ( AIA) of Canada is Canada's only national industry association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain with more than 4,000 member locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.aiacanada.com 2017-2018 DEFINITIVE CANADIAN NEW VEHICLE BUYER'S GUIDE