Both new and used car prices have skyrocketed over the past two years, thanks to widespread computer chip shortages, shipping delays, and factory shutdowns. Vehicle owners often aren’t able to purchase a new car or truck after their current vehicle’s warranty expires, so maintenance and routine servicing appointments are becoming more and more important to keep their vehicles running smoothly. Automakers sell parts and provide service at their dealerships, but they’re experiencing the same supply chain issues as well, and sometimes they simply aren’t as affordable for the average driver as an independent repair shop.

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