Jimm 1/5/2013Not sure what is meant by 'better'; does this mean - less expensive? Then you can't beat do-it-yourself or local repair shop as compared to the dealership for the repair costs. If you refer to 'better' - as in the quality of work, then this depends - as there are both poor and excellent repair shops, as well as subpar and above average dealership service.
The best auto service is; reasonable prices, excellent word-of-mouth reputation and recommendation, quality work, service / warranty after the repair. The combination of these are what you should shop for.