Right choice for New Car Service
The simple truth is that you get to decide where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Hoping to find a bargain at the end of year car sales or just want to get your new car serviced in time for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from G-Mac Auto Centre in Myaree.
The buying of a new car is one of the largest investments a lot of people make, so it is sensible to do what you can to ensure its proper care. 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 simple truth is that you get to decide who you would like to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You do not have to get the car serviced by the dealership you bought it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is performed to the manfufacturers specifications by a properly skilled person and uses good 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 G-Mac Auto 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 G-Mac Auto 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. G-Mac Auto Centre will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original 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 distinction between statutory, manufacturer and express warranties to avoid making the wrong 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 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 be wary of new car dealers who try to push the incorporation of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when selling you your new car. As a general rule these ‘augmented’ warranties may include quite comprehensive restrictions or provisions, often in a language that is difficult to follow. Many times these contracts provide very little 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 particular car dealer.
Such contracts are very unlikely to call to your notice 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 increased waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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