I have a 2015 CPO Civic. I bought the car recently and it is just due for its first service.
I’m trying to decide the best option for regular maintenance - When I need to go to a dealer vs independent mechanic and how it interacts with warranty issues. a couple questions:
I have heard sometimes car makes will invalidate warranty if you use an independent mechanic even if records are kept. Is this something to be truly worried about? I have a long relationship with a trusted mechanic that is a bit out of the way, but if there were serious issues of any sort I would trust him over anyone to tell me what is wrong.
are independent mechanics able to make warranty claims or is that only through a dealership?
Is it ok to have basic maintenance done pretty much anywhere - thoughts on places like jiffy Lube? the car is just due for an A1 maintenance, which I gather is just an oil change and tire rotation