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Right choice for New Car Service

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Are you aware of the fact that you are free 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 Maryborough Service Centre in Maryborough.

The buying of a new car is one of the most substantial investments people usually make, so it is sensible to be sure to look after 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 choose which mechanic should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee

Car dealers cannot force you to take the vehicle back to the dealer you got it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is performed to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably trained person and uses proper 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 Maryborough 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 Maryborough 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. Maryborough Service Centre 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 seperation between express, 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 annulled 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 aware of new car dealers who try to push the inclusion of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when selling you your new car. Quite often these ‘added’ warranties may include quite limiting restrictions or provisions, and can sometimes seem too good to be true. Many times these deals provide little or no 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 vehicle.

Such deals are very unlikely to point out 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 larger waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.

 

Check out our frequently asked questions below for more information on New Car Service and warranties. If you need to know more, the AAAA website and ACCC website have some great information too.


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