Automobile repair shop
|Automobile repair shop|
Some auto parts stores also maintain service operations. Examples include Pep Boys, Walmart, and Sears Auto Center.
There are also independently owned and operated businesses, and regional or national chains and franchises. Examples of chains and franchises include Midas and Firestone Complete Auto Care.
A third type of repair shop is the service departments of car dealerships. These shops are the only ones authorized to perform warranty and recall repairs by the manufacturers and distributors, except in the European Union.
A shop specializing in mufflers, brakes, and shock absorbers.
Automobile repair shops often can be specialty shops specializing in certain parts such as brakes, mufflers, transmissions, body parts, tires and automobile electrification. Examples include MAACO and AAMCO. There are also independently-owned specialists who only work on certain brands of vehicles, such as European car specialists and BMW repair specialists.
In the UK, a garage does not typically specialize in one area of the vehicle. Instead, they tend to repair all mechanical and servicing requirements, the only specialty being body repair and painting.
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