There is significant confusion out there about the difference between vehicle service contracts and auto warranties. The only similarity between the two contracts is that they both cover you from unforeseen mechanical breakdowns.
Vehicle service contracts can be provided by different entities. This service can be provided by car manufacturers, dealerships, or any other licensed service providers.
Dealer fees are charges added by the dealership to the manufacturer’s retail price of the vehicle. They go by various names, such as preparation fees, documentation fees, transportation fees, etc. Anything that is not part of the vehicle’s base price or an option is probably some kind of dealer fee.