Right choice for New Car Service
It is a little known fact that you are able to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Looking forward to the potential bargains available in the end of year car sales or are looking to ge your new car serviced for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from Neil Corstorphan Motors in Moolap.
The purchasing of a new car is one of the most significant investments people usually make, so you need to make sure that you ensure its proper upkeep. 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 able to choose which workshop should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Dealers cannot force you to take the car back to the dealership where you originally bought it for service or repairs. Provided the work is performed to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably trained 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 Neil Corstorphan Motors mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Neil Corstorphan Motors 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. Neil Corstorphan Motors will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original maker of the 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 diversity between manufacturer, statutory and extended 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 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 lookout for new car dealers who try to work in “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when selling you your new car. Often these ‘other’ warranties may include quite precise restrictions or provisions, and can be written in confusing or unclear language. Many times these contracts provide very few additional benefits over and above the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership that sold the vehicle.
Such contracts 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 increased waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.