Right choice for New Car Service
It is a little known fact that you get 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 have a new years resolution to have your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Advance Automotive Tasmania in Kings Meadows.
Purchasing a new car is one of the greatest investments you are likely to make, so it is common sense to see to it that you give it the care it deserves. 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 get to decide who can 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 bought it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is implemented to the manfufacturers specifications by an adequately trained person and uses tolerable 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 Advance Automotive Tasmania mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Advance Automotive Tasmania 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. Advance Automotive Tasmania will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original carmaker.
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 help 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 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 wary of new car dealers who try to push the inclusion of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when processing the sale of your new car. Generally these ‘special’ warranties may include quite definitive restrictions or provisions, and are not always what they are cracked up to be. Many times these special deals provide barely any additional benefits not already covered 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 special deals are very unlikely to warn you 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 extra waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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