|(a) A service-only facility is a location occupied and operated by a franchised dealer that is a completely separate, non-contiguous site, from the franchised dealer's new vehicle sales and service or sales only location, where the franchised dealer will only perform warranty and non-warranty repair services. Except as allowed in subsection (d) of this section, warranty repair services may only be performed at either a licensed dealership or a licensed service-only facility. (b) A franchised dealer must obtain a license to operate a service-only facility. The dealer may not obtain a service-only facility license to service a particular line of new motor vehicles, unless the dealer is franchised and licensed to sell that line. (c) A service-only facility is considered a dealership under Occupations Code, §2301.002(8), and is therefore subject to protest under Occupations Code, §2301.652. (d) Upon the manufacturer's or distributor's prior written approval, which cannot be unreasonably withheld, only a franchised dealer of the manufacturer or distributor may contract with another person as a sub-contractor to perform warranty repair services the dealer is authorized to perform under a franchise agreement with a manufacturer or distributor. Payment shall be made by the franchised dealer to the sub-contractor and not by the manufacturer or distributor to the sub-contractor. (e) A person with whom a franchised dealer contracts, as described in subsection (d) of this section, to perform warranty repair services is not eligible to obtain a service-only facility license and may not advertise to the public the performance of warranty repair services in any manner.