Toyota, Nissan, and others have been pushing for years to introduce a single, universal service for all cars, a solution that could reduce repair costs for everyone, including owners of newer cars.
But a few automakers have been taking a more aggressive approach, with the goal of offering only the best service to the most owners.
Here are the top five auto repair companies to check out.
Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota said it has a partnership with a joint venture called RMA, which will provide the service and maintenance for the Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Lexus RX 400 and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, according to a statement.
The Toyota Camley and Prius plug-in hybrid models are made by Toyota.
Honda Motor Co. The automaker has a deal with the joint venture, which provides the service for the Honda Civic, Honda CR-V and Honda Civic Plug-ins, according a statement from the automaker.
Toyota says its service and warranty will not be affected by the joint ventures, which is the company’s largest customer.
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen, the world’s second-largest carmaker, is offering its own service and repair for the VW Passat, Audi A3, Golf and Golf R, the company said.
Volkswagen’s service and warranties will not, however, be affected, Volkswagen said in a statement to The Associated Press.
The A3 and Golf will receive service and support from Toyota, while the Golf R and Golf Plug-In Hybrid will receive support from Honda.
The joint venture will also provide the maintenance for other vehicles that are not covered by the Volkswagen service and guarantee.
Nissan Motor Co., Nissan’s parent company, has announced plans to launch a nationwide network of self-driving cars and fleets in 2019, with service and insurance from the joint partnership.
Nissan said in the statement it will not offer any services that may conflict with the service, maintenance and support agreements.
BMW, which makes the i3, i8 and i10, has been a leader in offering self-drive and other self-driven vehicles, including its own electric vehicles.
Tesla Motors Inc. Tesla said it will continue to offer its own Tesla Motors Insurance to all owners of the Model S, Model X and Model X Premium, including the Bolt, Model 3 and X. Tesla says it will also offer a limited number of Model 3 reservations for self-only vehicles through a partnership called Tesla Motors Self-Driving, with a $10,000 reservation fee.