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Merry christmas from Autofix Mechanical Repairs
Our Kelmscott 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!  

 

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

Looking for bargains in the end of year car sales or simply want to get your new car serviced? Here is some sound advice from Autofix Mechanical Repairs in Kelmscott.

The buying of a new car is one of the most comprehensive investments you'll likely make, so you should find a way to maintain it properly. 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 you are able to choose which mechanic should service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee

Car dealers cannot force you to return the car to the dealership where you originally aquired it for service or repairs. Provided the work is executed to the manfufacturers specifications by a suitably skilled person and uses sufficient 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 Autofix Mechanical 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 Autofix Mechanical 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. Autofix Mechanical Repairs 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 distinction between express, statutory and manufacturer 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 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 alert for new car dealers who try to sell you extra “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when buying a new car. Most of the time these ‘added’ warranties may include quite distinct restrictions or provisions, usually in unclear or confusing language. Many times these special deals provide no real additional benefits over and above the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with a specific car dealership.

Such special deals are very unlikely to highlight the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes how far you may need to travel to get your car serviced or greater waiting times due to fewer available 0 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.


Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM 

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