There is a lot of confusion around the Capped Price Service offers that are often packaged with the purchase of a new car.
Like any contract, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money, so let’s run a magnifying glass over some of the facts and investigate what is really involved.
For example, did you know that the Capped Price service cost is often built into the purchase price of your car, potentially inflating the upfront amount you pay?
In some instances the price you pay for your Capped Price offer is also subject to change without notice, so the capped price isn’t really capped at all! To make matters worse, maintenance items that are often considered vital to the efficiency and longevity of your car are listed as “extras” that are not always covered under the capped price agreement… and you are required to pay for these essential parts or services if you want them.
Just to add to the puzzle, some Capped Price Service schedules don’t cover all of the critical service items that are actually required in the Manufacturers own log book service guidelines. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce therefore that a Capped Price Service is not necessarily a log book service and that having your new car serviced by the book at the Dealership could end up costing a lot more than you bargained for.
Buying a new car is a big commitment and it pays to investigate all of the facts before committing to any deal. Read the fine print, shop around for the best deal and speak with a trusted industry professional who can help you decide what is best for you.
Your local and independently owned and operated Repco Authorised Service centre are fully qualified to service your new car by the book ( the log book that is), keeping your new car warranty intact and saving you money in the long run. And that’s no Mystery!