Right choice for New Car Service
It is a fact that you have the choice of where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Wanting to get the most out of the car sales that occur towards the end of the year or simply want to get your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Langwarrin Auto Care in Langwarrin.
Getting a new car is one of the largest investments people usually make, so it makes sense that you see to it that you care for 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 have the choice of the best mechanic to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You do not have to return the car to the dealership you purchased it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is undertaken to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably qualified person and uses respectable 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 Langwarrin Auto Care mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Langwarrin Auto Care 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. Langwarrin Auto Care 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 differences between extended, statutory and manufacturer warranties to ensure you make the right choices 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 superseded 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 watch for new car dealers who try to sell you extra “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, at the point of sale. Much of the time these ‘bonus’ warranties may include quite distinct restrictions or provisions, often in a way that is not immediately understood. Many times these agreements provide hardly any additional benefits over and above the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership that sold the car.
Such agreements 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 distance you will be travelling to get your car serviced or excessive waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.