Right choice for New Car Service
The fact is that you are able to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Wanting to snap up a great deal in the end of year car sales or have a new years resolution to have your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from P & K Ruhs Automotive in Broken Hill.
Buying a new car is one of the greatest investments people often make, so it is only logical to be sure to 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.
The fact is that you are able to choose the best mechanic to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
Don’t let anyone convince you that you must bring a new vehicle back to the dealer you purchased it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is completed to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably trained 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 P & K Ruhs Automotive mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means P & K Ruhs Automotive 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. P & K Ruhs Automotive 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 diversity between statutory, manufacturer and extended warranties to help 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 invalidated 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 factor in “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when closing the deal. Much of the time these ‘supplementary’ warranties may include quite explicit restrictions or provisions, often in a way that is not immediately understood. Many times these agreements provide hardly any additional benefits not already accounted for by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a particular car dealership.
Such agreements 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 higher waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.
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