Right choice for New Car Service
Are you aware of the fact that you get to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Looking forward to the end of year car sales in hopes of a bargain or getting your new car ready for the holidays with a service? Here is some sound advice from Adelaide Hills Mechanical & Tyre Service in Bridgewater.
Buying a new car is one of the greatest investments the majority of people make, so you want to make sure that you ensure its proper care. 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.
Are you aware of the fact that you get to choose the workshop to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Car dealers cannot force you to bring a new vehicle back to the dealer where you originally purchased it for service or repairs. Provided the work is overseen to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably trained person and uses proper 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 Adelaide Hills Mechanical & Tyre Service mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Adelaide Hills Mechanical & Tyre Service 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. Adelaide Hills Mechanical & Tyre Service will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original maker of the car.
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 statutory, manufacturer and extended warranties to avoid making the wrong choice 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 invalidated 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 on the lookout for new car dealers who try to incorporate “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new vehicle.. Quite often these ‘extra’ warranties may include quite definitive restrictions or provisions, and are not always what they are cracked up to be. Many times these warranties provide very little additional benefits not already given by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a specific car dealer.
Such warranties are very unlikely to highlight the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes what sort of travel time you may need to get your car serviced or larger waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.