I believe independent, non-dealer assessment and service is a critical value if the longevity of your vehicle is important to you. If you're simply going to trade up once your vehicle begins to show its age, not so much. But if you want to keep your vehicle long term, and ensure its safety, reliability, and overall condition as best as possible, then an independent garage is a necessity. Clintonville Auto Repair Service is the best I've found in central Ohio, and their prices for my service requirements always beat the dealer. I'm a very satisfied, repeat customer for over 10 years now.