Dare to Compare: Toyota Certified vs Independent Service

Toyota Service vs Independent Shop

Dare to Compare: Independents vs. Certified Toyota Service in Calgary

We have new members join the Toyota family daily when they purchase their first vehicle from Stampede Toyota of Calgary. When the time comes for routine maintenance or repairs, they will need to decide where they can get the quality service that offers more value yet the area has many potentially confusing options ranging from certified Toyota service to independent service shops. We have analyzed the available alternatives using quality service metrics, including technicians, parts, facilities, amenities, and technical services. The results prove that you will receive higher quality and more valuable services from us.

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Certified Toyota Technicians vs. Non-Certified Mechanics

We provide service by certified technicians of proven skill as they have earned a gold standard certification. They also receive ongoing training on new equipment and best-practice service methods. Independent shops are often staffed with non-certified mechanics without ongoing training.

Genuine Toyota OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

Genuine Toyota OEM parts were rigorously tested to confirm fit and performance in specific models, come backed with a warranty, and are manufactured according to strict production standards, including the highest quality raw materials. Aftermarket parts often do not offer these results and are often made generic for several models without a fit or performance guarantee, usually without any warranty coverage.

Toyota Authorised Facility & Equipment

As a Toyota authorized dealership, we have invested in a state-of-the-art facility with the newest service equipment matching your vehicle's newest technologies. Independent shops are not held to the same service standard, and you will find old equipment in unkempt independent service departments.

Technical Services

When it comes to servicing complex primary systems like the transmission or suspension, we follow technical service bulletins for accurate results as independent service shops tend to shoot from the hip, hoping that everything turns out okay.

Dealership-Level Amenities

As a dealership interested in peak customer service, we offer a level of amenities not duplicated by independent service shops. We have online service scheduling, express services without an appointment, and extended Saturday operational hours not found at independents shops near Calgary.

And the Winner is Certified Toyota Service

You can see that Toyota certified services are held to a much higher standard, and we will outperform independents at every measurable service criteria. When you need higher quality and more valuable services to help get the most out of your Toyota, it simply makes good sense to secure us at Stampede Toyota of Calgary as your trusted vehicle service provider.

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Complimentary Stampede Toyota Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A Large Aquarium Full of Exotic Fish
  • Rental Cars Available
  • Courtesy Transportation Shuttle
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Toys for Kids
  • Nail Salon
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper
  • Express Service Department
  • FREE Coffee, Mochaccino, Expresso, Latte
  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Flat Screen TVs