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Debunking Common Myths in the Automotive Repair Industry

Updated: Feb 22


In the world of automotive repair, misconceptions can be as common as oil changes. Whether you're a first-time car owner or a seasoned driver, chances are you've encountered some of these myths. Let's shift gears and set the record straight on some of the most common misconceptions in the automotive industry, including the often-misunderstood topic of car warranties and servicing.

Myth 1: New Cars Must Be Serviced at the Dealership to Maintain the Warranty

Many car owners believe that to keep their new car warranty valid, they must have their car serviced exclusively at the dealership. This is a myth. In reality, any qualified mechanic can service your new vehicle. As long as the mechanic follows the manufacturer's recommended service schedule and uses quality parts, your warranty remains intact. At MJN Automotive, we provide certified services that adhere to manufacturer guidelines, ensuring your warranty stays valid while offering you a convenient and often more affordable alternative to dealership servicing.

Myth 2: More Expensive Repairs Mean Better Quality

Another common myth is that the cost of the repair directly correlates with its quality. This isn't always true. While it's important to avoid suspiciously cheap services, which could indicate low-quality parts or workmanship, higher prices don’t necessarily guarantee superior service. At MJN Automotive, we focus on providing high-quality services at competitive prices, ensuring you get the best value for your money without compromising on quality.

Many drivers subscribe to the idea of waiting until something breaks to get it fixed. This approach can lead to more significant and costly repairs down the line. Regular maintenance is key to preventing major issues. Our team at MJN Automotive can help you stay on top of regular maintenance, catching potential problems early and saving you time and money in the long run.

Myth 4: All Mechanics Can Handle Any Type of Repair

While many mechanics are skilled in a range of services, not all have the expertise or equipment to handle every type of repair or vehicle. Specialized vehicles or problems may require specialized knowledge. At MJN Automotive, our mechanics have a broad range of expertise and are equipped to handle a wide variety of repairs, ensuring your vehicle gets the specialized attention it needs.


Navigating the world of automotive repair can be tricky, especially with so many myths floating around. Remember, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. At MJN Automotive, we’re committed to providing honest, reliable, and high-quality service, helping you bust these myths and make informed decisions about your car care.

Contact Us:

For professional advice or to book a service, visit MJN Automotive's website or contact us at (02) 4421 6090.

In this blog post, we tackle common misconceptions in the automotive repair industry, providing clarity and reassurance to car owners. By addressing these myths, we position MJN Automotive as a knowledgeable and trustworthy service provider in the industry.



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