No. Preventive maintenance on today’s vehicles is very important, especially on new vehicles. If you have a new vehicle still under factory warranty, there is great news! You can take all of your vehicles to one location for service and your factory warranty will remain in effect. How so? Simple, it’s the law.
In 1975, the U.S. Congress passed the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act – a federal law that governs consumer product warranties. Among other things, Congress wanted to ensure that consumers could get complete and straightforward information about warranty terms and conditions.
In short, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act gives you these rights:
Generally, your vehicle manufacturer’s warranty cannot require you to return to your auto dealer for vehicle maintenance-or to only use the brand of replacement parts offered by that dealer.
By law, your vehicle manufacturer’s warranty will stay in effect when you have regularly scheduled maintenance performed at a qualified facility, like ABR Houston, that uses appropriate parts and procedures.
Additionally, we are a Carfax certified shop, so all maintenance and repairs will be reported to them. Doing this will fortify your history of your vehicle and will reinforce your resale value with documented maintenance.
The bottom line is that your warranty on your new vehicle stays in effect when a qualified Service and repair facility, such as ABR Houston performs preventive maintenance.