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Greetings all. My wife and I live in a very small town in NE Wa. It does have a gm dealer, but the dealer does not get any vette allocations. I am told the reason is that this dealer does not have a dedicated service bay to maintain the vehicle. I, therefore, had to drive eighty miles to purchase our new C7. I am wondering if a "dedicated service bay" means an appropriate lift to raise the C7 for oil changes etc, is required, so the under carriage will not be damaged.

I do not look forward to spending five hours,round trip, driving to an authorized dealership for an oil change plus dropping my wife off at the nearest shopping center while I wait for the car. That would be disastrous. But that would be better than damaging the C7. Thanks all.
 

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Well, after re-reading my thread again, I understand why there are no replies!! Please let me try again. Has any one out there ever heard that the reason GM dealers that do not have allocations to sell Corvettes is because these particular dealers do not have the dedicated service bays or the trained technicians to repair and maintain them? I understand a special lift is required to raise the vehicle. Thanks again.
 

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I think you are correct. My understanding is they must have a technician/mechanic who specializes in Corvettes and has attended the Corvette training.


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It has no to do with service bays, but with dealers being required to buy the tools that are specialized to service/repair the StingRay, and the requirement that a StingRay certified dealership has sent one or two (do not know) service Technicians to specialized StingRay training.

No specialized lifts are necessary to lift the StingRay, but it is highly recommended that they be lifted only with their rocker panels, with those rockers first being fitted with "specifically designed jacking pucks." You can buy those jacking pucks for approximately $50, install them yourself in minutes without tools, without a lift, leave them permanently in your car. Afterwards, even your local tire shop could jack up your car, or a corner of your car to change tires, etc.
 

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I'm sure that dealer would be able to do an oil change. If an untrained owner can do it in their driveway, the dealer should be able to change the oil.
 
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