Why You Should Have Your Vehicle Serviced with the Dealer | Bradenton FL | Near Sarasota and Brandon

Most drivers can tell you that regular maintenance makes or breaks a great car. However, there tends to be some disagreement about whether you should have your vehicle serviced at a dealership or with an independent mechanic. Here at Gettel Toyota of Lakewood, we know it's important that you have peace of mind when you bring your vehicle in for service. That's why we've assembled this list of reasons you may want to consider bringing your vehicle to a certified dealership for service.

Expert Technicians

The people who sold you your vehicle and work on same type of cars regularly are the best ones to service it. We know what your car needs and won't have to guess about what's wrong with it. Our technicians have been specially-trained to work on Toyota models, and therefore are the ideal people to have under your vehicle's hood.

OEM Parts

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

Honor Your Warranty

Only a Toyota dealership can honor your Toyota warranty. So if your vehicle still has coverage under warranty, it makes perfect sense to bring your vehicle to us for your services that fall under the scope of that warranty.

Proper Diagnostic Equipment

To know if there is actually something wrong with your vehicle, you can trust that our high-quality diagnostic equipment will be more accurate than someone else just guessing based on the sound it's making. We continuously update our equipment to make sure it’s the most up-to-date and includes the most current technology.


While your vehicle is getting serviced, you can enjoy the amenities that we provide, including coffee and TV as well as a comfortable waiting room. You normally don't 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 Gettel Toyota of Lakewood, we want to ensure our customers are taken care of. If you'd like to learn more about how a dealership can make the difference with your vehicle's service or you'd like to schedule an appointment, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 5959 E State Rd. 64, Bradenton, FL 34208 for a test-drive today. We look forward to serving our customers near Sarasota and Brandon.