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Bringing A Modified Car To The Dealer ~ Podcast Episode 45
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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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.
Very good points, and always awesome insight my man.