Right choice for New Car Service
Were you aware of the fact that you have the option to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Considering getting the most out of the end of year car sales or have a new years resolution to have your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Nationwide Auto Service Centre in West Gosford.
The purchase of a new car is one of the biggest investments a lot of people make, so you should make sure 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.
Were you aware of the fact that you have the option to choose which workshop should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Car dealers cannot force you to return a new car to the dealer you bought it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is implemented to the manfufacturers specifications by a properly skilled person and uses OEM 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 Nationwide Auto Service Centre mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Nationwide Auto Service Centre 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. Nationwide Auto Service Centre 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 diversity 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 substituted 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 look out for new car dealers who try to incorporate “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new vehicle.. Most of the time these ‘additional’ warranties may include quite definitive restrictions or provisions, and are not always easily understandable. Many times these transactions provide no substantial additional benefits not already granted by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a particular car dealer.
Such transactions are very unlikely to focus on the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes how far you may need to travel to get your car serviced or excessive waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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