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Merry christmas from Port Adelaide Auto Repairs
Our Port Adelaide workshop will be closed from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will open for trading as normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

 

Are you aware of the fact that you have the right to decide where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices

Wanting to get the most out of the car sales that occur towards the end of the year or want to have your new car serviced for the holidays? Here is some sound advice from Port Adelaide Auto Repairs in Port Adelaide.

The purchase of a new car is one of the most comprehensive investments you'll make, so the logical approach is to do your best to care for it. 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.

Are you aware of the fact that you have the right to decide the best mechanic to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee

You cannot be told you must bring a new vehicle back to the dealer you got it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is only done to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably skilled person and uses OEM 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 Port Adelaide Auto Repairs mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Port Adelaide Auto Repairs 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. Port Adelaide Auto Repairs will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the new 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 differences 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 watch out for new car dealers who try to sell you extra “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when selling you your new car. More often than not these ‘additional’ warranties may include quite limiting restrictions or provisions, usually in unclear or confusing language. Many times these deals provide no significant 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 the dealership that sold the vehicle.

Such deals 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 how far you will have to drive to get your car serviced or excessive waiting times due to fewer available service workshops 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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