Any thoughts on dealer vs independent servicing for a 4 year old Nissan, just out of warranty? We bought it from the dealer second hand three months old, it's done 46,000 km. We last had it serviced 13 months ago, every time we turn it on now it's telling us to get the oil changed - we just forgot to book it in for its service.
Dealer service has cost us $350 - $450 in the past. They're in the city and not super convenient, but we can manage to get the car there and leave it with them while we're at work. It involves a couple of taxis.
Autostop near where we live is convenient, and gets 4.5/5 stars on Google reviews. They don't publish their prices online, but in store recently I saw them and thought them reasonable. We had them fit tyres recently and they were good.
The dealer has been fine for us, but not fantastic. Recently we had a seat fabric seam wear through, which we thought must be a fault after such a short time, given our 18 year old Corolla is still fine. The dealer wouldn't do anything to help us, other than ask Nissan to look at it. Fortunately Nissan decided they will fix it for us.
NB: I don't do DIY on cars. Plus I'd like the thread to stay reasonably generic, not really that specific to me.