Right choice for New Car Service
The simple truth is that you are able to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Considering getting the most out of 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 Renmark Auto Service in Renmark.
The purchasing of a new car is one of the biggest investments you will likely make, so it shows 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.
The simple truth is that you are able to choose who should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
New car dealers are not able to force you to return the car to the dealership who sold it to you for service or repairs. Provided the work is overseen to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably skilled person and uses only 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 Renmark Auto 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 Renmark Auto 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. Renmark Auto Service will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the manufacturer 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 ensure 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 substituted 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 push the incorporation of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new car. Generally these ‘bonus’ warranties may include quite specific restrictions or provisions, and are not always what they are cracked up to be. Many times these transactions provide no real 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 new car dealership.
Such transactions are very unlikely to focus on the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes how far you will have to drive to get your car serviced or longer waiting times due to fewer available workshops or mechanics.