Yes, absolutely. You are protected and have every right to take your car to any auto repair mechanic for routine service and it will have zero effect on your warranty at the dealership.
This is protected by the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC’s guidance says that provided you use quality parts, your car manufacturer’s warranty won’t be voided. If a non-genuine part is used it won’t be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, but it would be covered under the warranty of the part’s supplier and/or Australian Consumer Law. To be fair, despite the initial response of dealers, when pushed many did clarify that it’d only be the actual part that wouldn’t be covered rather than the whole warranty being voided.
This depends on the type of spark plugs that are in your car. Older cars (15-20 years old) are more likely to have standard plugs and they last about 20,000 Km, newer models up to the year 2000 are platinum tipped and will last 100,000 Km.
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to Pro Car Auto.
1. Your Check Engine light is on
2. Your Battery light is on
3. There is a grinding or high pitch squeaking noise coming from your brakes
4. Your vehicle’s temperature gauge reads in the hot or red zone
5. You see any steam or smoke coming from under the hood
6. Your vehicle vibrates severely when applying the brakes at highway speeds
7. Your vehicle is sputtering, hesitating, or loses power while driving
8. There is any type of fluid leaking from underneath the car
9. Your vehicle attempts to or does shut off each time you stop at a light or stop signIf you experience any of these symptoms we recommend taking your vehicle to the nearest Auto Repair Location as soon as possible for evaluation.
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