Should I have my car serviced with the dealer or somewhere else?

Nobody actually likes getting their car serviced, but most people dislike getting stranded a lot more. Regular maintenance is important to keeping your vehicle running properly, but there's an ongoing debate about whether independent mechanics or certified dealerships are better for your vehicle's service.

Here at Parks Lincoln of Gainesville, we want you to make informed decisions about your vehicle, so that you can continue to enjoy your driving experience. Keep reading to find out why getting your vehicle serviced at the dealership may be the best idea for you.

Benefits to Having Your Vehicle Serviced at the Dealership

Expert Technicians

Who better to work on your vehicle than the people who sold it to you and work on the same types of vehicles every day? We know what your vehicle needs and won't have to guess about what's wrong with it. Our technicians have been specially-trained to work on Lincoln models, and therefore are the ideal people to be under your vehicle's hood.

OEM Parts

Genuine Lincoln parts are the best fit for your vehicle because they were made specifically for your brand. You know that the dealership will always have access to these parts and know how to properly install them, so you won't experience problems later on.

Honor Your Warranty

Only a Lincoln dealership can honor your Lincoln warranty. So if your vehicle is still covered, it only makes sense to bring it to us for your services that fall under the scope of that warranty.

Proper Diagnostic Equipment

To know what's really going on with your car, you can trust that our top-notch diagnostic equipment is able to tell you better than someone who is just guessing based on the sound it's making. We continually update our equipment to make sure it's the most up-to-date and includes the most recent technology.


While you're getting your vehicle worked on, you can enjoy the hospitality that we provide, including a comfortable waiting room with plenty of amenities. You rarely find that at independent shops. We want you to be comfortable if you have to wait on your vehicle, rather than having to make other arrangements to find a ride elsewhere.

Here at Parks Lincoln of Gainesville, we want to make sure our customers are always taken care of. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 3333 North Main St., Gainesville, FL 32609 for a test-drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from Alachua, Starke, Ocala and Lake City.