Right choice for New Car Service
Were you aware that you get to decide 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 have a new years rsolution to have your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Auto Care Ocean Grove in Ocean Grove.
Getting a new car is one of the most important investments you'll make, so you need to make sure that you 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.
Were you aware that you get to decide who you would like to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Don’t let anyone convince you that you must take the vehicle back to the dealer you purchased it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is only done to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably trained 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 Auto Care Ocean Grove mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Auto Care Ocean Grove 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. Auto Care Ocean Grove will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the new car 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 disparity between statutory, manufacturer and express warranties to avoid making the wrong decisions 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 displaced 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 be wary of new car dealers who try to incorporate “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new car. More often than not these ‘supplemental’ warranties may include quite comprehensive restrictions or provisions, and can be written in confusing or unclear language. Many times these special deals provide no substantial additional benefits not already provided by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a particular car dealership.
Such special deals are very unlikely to bring attention to the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes a potential increase in distance travelled to get your car serviced or an increase in waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.