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Bringing A Modified Car To The Dealer ~ Podcast Episode 45

Published on February 18, 2015 under Podcast

Today we are going to take a look at some of the pro and cons of bringing a modified car into the dealer for work. This can be a hot issue from a technician standpoint, as well as a customer standpoint. For the most part it is not an issue. Plus we don’t see a ton of modified cars at the dealership.

Do you bring your modified car to the dealership for work?

Join me today as we break down:

  • Cool part about modified cars at the dealership
  • Well modified cars are great
  • Poorly modified cars are not so great
  • Why modified cars may be more work for the technician
  • Areas where modified cars are a problem
  • How modified cars impact labor times and work flow
  • Who pays for repairs under warranty
  • Being honest about your car mods
  • It only matters when it matters
  • and more

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As always, your thoughts and comments are more than welcome. If you have an idea for a show, use the contact me form, or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com.

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2 Comments

  1. VAG_Tech

    Always a great podcast my friend! Modded cars and warranty coverage has always been a touchy subject. It’s like oil and water. If your VAG vehicle has been tagged TD1 you are pretty much hooped for warranty repairs. I have no issues working on modded cars and over my 20+ year career have modified many vehicles but It’s up to your warranty admin and Service Manager to say whether a repair gets covered or not. It’s their nuts on the line. Sometimes in certain cases the QTM gets involved. I can see both sides of the coin tho (customer / factory) but if I can say one thing, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.. You want to mod your new car, be prepared to kiss your warranty goodbye.

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