Right choice for New Car Service
The truth of the matter is that you get to decide 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 have your new car serviced for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from Kinnane`s Car Clinic in Ipswich West.
Obtaining a new car is one of the most substantial investments you'll make, so it makes sense that you make sure that you maintain it properly. 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.
The truth of the matter is that you get to decide which workshop should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You cannot be told you must take the car back to the dealership it was purchased from for service or repairs. Provided the work is implemented to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably skilled 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 Kinnane`s Car Clinic mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Kinnane`s Car Clinic 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. Kinnane`s Car Clinic will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the manufacturer of the new car.
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 extended, statutory and manufacturer warranties to ensure 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 overruled 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 guard for new car dealers who try to sell you extra “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, at the time of sale. Often these ‘special’ warranties may include quite definitive restrictions or provisions, and are not always easily understandable. Many times these promises provide a small amount, if 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 promises are very unlikely to make much mention of 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 extended waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.