Right choice for New Car Service
The fact is that you have the right 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 want to welcome in the new year by having your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Power Drive Automotive Repairs in Knoxfield.
Purchasing a new car is one of the most comprehensive investments people generally make, so it is only logical to make sure that you ensure proper care of 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 fact is that you have the right to choose who will service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You cannot be forced to return the vehicle to the dealership who sold it to you for service or repairs. Provided the work is executed to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably trained person and uses adequate 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 Power Drive Automotive Repairs mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Power Drive Automotive Repairs 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. Power Drive Automotive Repairs will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the manufacturer of the vehicle.
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 distinction between extended, statutory and manufacturer warranties to ensure you make the right 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 countermanded 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 factor in “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, at the point of sale. More often than not these ‘added’ warranties may include quite limiting restrictions or provisions, usually in unclear or confusing language. Many times these deals provide no significant additional benefits not already accounted for by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a specific car dealer.
Such deals are very unlikely to emphasise 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 extra waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.