Right choice for New Car Service
It is a fact that you get to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Wanting to snap up a great deal in the end of year car sales or want to welcome in the new year by having your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Approved Automotive Services in Newton.
The acquisition of a new car is one of the most substantial investments you will likely make, so it is common sense to do whatever you can to maintain it. Caring for your new car goes beyond detailing the interior and keeping it sparkling with a loving weekly wash, however.
There are a few other things to consider, such as who is the best choice to service your car.
You will want to ensure it is regularly serviced by a qualified professional, to the manufacturers requirements, using high quality parts from a reputable supplier and fluids which meet the manufacturers specifications. This is not just to look after your new car, but because if these four requirements are met you will also preserve the manufacturers warranty.
It is a fact that you get to choose who should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Car dealers are not able to force you to take the vehicle back to the dealer where you originally purchased it for service or repairs. Provided the work is implemented to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably qualified person and uses acceptable quality parts and fluids, the warranty stands. You have the right to choose who services your car.
With Repco Authorised Service you can tick all the boxes. Every Approved Automotive Services mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Approved Automotive Services mechanics are kept fully up to date with the latest in automotive service techniques and are able to service your new car without voiding the warranty.
Repco branded parts & products are manufactured to stringent Repco quality standards, and are covered by the Repco exclusive Repco Nationwide Warranty, giving you added protection. Approved Automotive Services will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original vehicle manufacturer.
If you already own a new car or are thinking of purchasing one, make sure you clearly understand where your statutory rights begin and end
Make sure you are aware of the diversity between express, statutory and manufacturer warranties to help you make the right selection when it comes to servicing your new car. You are automatically covered by a statutory warranty, also known as a Consumer Guarantee, under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and this statutory protection can never be replaced by manufacturer or express warranties (which are offered by the car maker and car dealer respectively).
A lack of disclosure requirements on car dealers at the point of sale regarding these contracts can easily lead the consumer into making a choice to be bound by a long term contract without access to all of the details needed to make a properly informed decision.
So look out for new car dealers who try to pad the deal with “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, at the time of sale. Much of the time these ‘special’ warranties may include quite specialised restrictions or provisions, and are not always what they are cracked up to be. Many times these promises provide no real additional benefits not already covered by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a particular new car dealership.
Such promises are very unlikely to call to your notice the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes the distance you may need to travel to get your car serviced or excessive waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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