I know I can wait until 7500 miles as we haven't operated under extreme conditions, but I'd like to get the first service done with. I bought the car at a dealership further away from home than I'd like to go to to get service done, so I called the local dealer yesterday (and e-mailed them) to set up an appointment and they haven't bothered to call me back (more than 26 hours later as of now). I do have an appointment at the next closest dealer, but it's still a bit of a shlep.
I have a very trusted mechanic about 1/4 mile from home. Can they do the same work without voiding the warranty?
If the first trip should be to a dealer, can I take it to my guy for future regular maintenance?