Newb to New Cars, how much can I do myself without breaking my warranty?
Just bought a 2012 Patriot for my DD, my first brand-new vehicle. I've never before owned a vehicle with any sort of warranty.
I want to install a hitch receiver, mostly for carrying a cargo basket that I pretty much need for my job, but also for occasionally towing a 4-wheeler. The dealership quoted me $685 parts & labor + tax to do the job, which seems rather excessive to me.
I also want to install tow hooks in the front - dealership quoted $415. I'm pretty sure the lower fascia needs to be replaced or modified to install the hooks, but I'm told it can be bought for under $100, and the hooks themselves can be found for about the same price.
I'd prefer to do the work myself, but I'm concerned about the effect it will have on the warranty. Any insight?
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