Back in 2003, the European Commission passed a legislation that enabled drivers of vehicles that have been bought from a manufacturer, and is still within a manufacturer warranty period, to have their vehicles serviced at independent service centres.
The ‘Block Exemption’ law was introduced as it was felt, throughout the motor industry, that there was little flexibility and options to the consumers after purchasing a new vehicle in getting their vehicle serviced. This will allow huge savings to be made as the costs of parts and labour can be considerably less at independent centres.
To ensure the vehicles manufacturer warranty is fully protected, the independent service centre must fit genuine or manufacturer-approved quality parts, and adhere to the correct service schedule provided by the manufacturer for the vehicle.
If you would like further information on this law, then please visit the European Commission site that has full details.
At Service4Service, all our service centres can fully protect manufacturer warranties. With our qualified technicians, and fully-equipped service centres with the latest diagnostic machines, we can certainly help save you time and money so you can get the best return on your vehicle.