Right choice for New Car Service
It is a little known fact that you are free 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 are looking to ge your new car serviced for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from Wheeler Automotives in Maddington.
Aquisition of a new car is one of the most considerable investments you will likely make, so it shows common sense to be sure to ensure its proper upkeep. 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 little known fact that you are free to decide the best workshop to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You cannot be told you must 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 a properly trained 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 Wheeler Automotives mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Wheeler Automotives 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. Wheeler Automotives 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 variances between express, statutory and manufacturer warranties to avoid making the wrong 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 overruled 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 push the addition of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new car. Generally these ‘add-on’ warranties may include quite limiting restrictions or provisions, often in a language that is difficult to follow. Many times these promises provide no significant additional benefits not already given by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership selling the car.
Such promises are very unlikely to make much mention of the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes how far you will be travelling to get your car serviced or larger waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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