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Were you aware that it is your right to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices

Considering getting the most out of the end of year car sales or simply want a service for your new car? Here is some sound advice from Triple One Automotive in Sale.
  

Aquisition of a new car is one of the greatest investments a lot of people make, so it is common sense to be sure 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.
   

Were you aware that it is your right to choose who services your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee

Nobody can force you to get the car serviced by the dealership you aquired it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is completed to the manfufacturers specifications by a properly qualified person and uses proper 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 Triple One 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 Triple One 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. Triple One Automotive will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the original car 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 diversity between manufacturer, statutory and express 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 aware of new car dealers who try to include “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when you buy a new car. Quite often these ‘augmented’ warranties may include quite distinct restrictions or provisions, often in a language that is difficult to follow. Many times these special deals provide minimal additional benefits beyond the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership selling the car.

Such special deals 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 a potential increase in distance travelled to get your car serviced or excessive waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.

 

Check out our frequently asked questions below for more information on New Car Service and warranties. If you need to know more, the AAAA website and ACCC website have some great information too.
  



  

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