Right choice for New Car Service
Are you aware of the fact that you are free to decide where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Hoping to find a bargain at the end of year car sales or want to have your new car serviced for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from Kingsley Auto Care in Kingsley.
Getting a new car is one of the most important investments people usually make, so you would be wise to do whatever you can to 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.
Are you aware of the fact that you are free to decide which mechanic should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You are not required to return the car to the dealership you got it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is overseen to the manfufacturers specifications by a properly skilled 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 Kingsley 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 Kingsley 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. Kingsley Auto Care will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original 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 manufacturer, statutory and express warranties to avoid making the wrong 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 replaced 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, when buying your new vehicle. Quite often these ‘supplementary’ warranties may include quite prohibitive restrictions or provisions, and can be written in confusing or unclear language. Many times these special offers provide no significant additional benefits not already covered by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership that sold the vehicle.
Such special offers are very unlikely to bring to your attention 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 expanded waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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