Right choice for New Car Service
It is a little known fact that you are free to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Hoping to find a bargain at the end of year car sales or have a new years rsolution to have your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Prompt Auto Repairs in Coconut Grove.
Obtaining a new car is one of the most considerable investments you will make, so it is sensible to see to it that you take care of 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.
It is a little known fact that you are free to choose the best mechanic to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You do not have to take the vehicle back to the dealer it was purchased from for service or repairs. Provided the work is fulfilled to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably skilled person and uses acceptable 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 Prompt Auto Repairs mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Prompt Auto Repairs 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. Prompt Auto Repairs 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 variances between statutory, manufacturer and extended warranties to help 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 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 push the inclusion of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, at the time of sale. Most of the time these ‘special’ warranties may include quite comprehensive restrictions or provisions, often in a way that is not immediately understood. Many times these additional extras provide very few additional benefits not already provided by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a particular car dealership.
Such additional extras 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 how far you will need to go to get your car serviced or longer waiting times due to fewer available 0 or mechanics.