Sooner or later, it's going to happen. You'll need an oil change, some regular maintenance or perhaps even a repair. Should you go to a corner garage or have your dealership handle it? A lot of people are hesitant to have their vehicle serviced at a dealership because they're worried it will cost more. In some cases, service at a dealership does cost more, as far as the price tag is concerned. However, there are advantages to having your vehicle serviced at a dealership that more than make up for the difference in price.
Perhaps the biggest advantage is that the technicians at your dealership are trained for your vehicle specifically. For instance, technicians that work at a dealership with Jeeps will have been trained on Jeep vehicles specifically. They'll have spent the majority of their time under Jeep hoods. If you take your Jeep to a corner garage, you have no way of knowing (short of asking) when that mechanic last worked on a Jeep. Being trained by the manufacturer ensures that a technician will know exactly how these vehicles function and what they need. Not all vehicles are engineered equally, and it pays to have the expertise someone who knows the latest ins and outs of your car.
Not only are the technicians at dealerships up to the manufacturer's standards, but so are the parts. Dealerships only use OE (original equipment) parts, which are the same parts that went into the cars on the assembly line. Where aftermarket parts are less expensive, there's less of a guarantee that they'll work in your vehicle.
At a dealership, so much about the services provided is backed up with guarantees and sometimes benefits like warranties. Like the manufacturers themselves, dealerships feel proud and confident in what they're offering and generally want to do everything they can to take care of their products and their customers.