Have you ever had a product that you believed was covered under a warranty?
But when you needed the product repaired the warranty was not honored? This is frustrating, to say the least. Your car is one of the most expensive investments you make, and you don’t want to get caught in a warranty predicament.
Keeping your car properly maintained during the first year is an important part of protecting your warranty. Your owner’s manual tells you what is required. It is not necessary to have your car dealership perform services to meet warranty requirements. Be sure to always save maintenance receipts. Your AOCA member lube center can help. They will:
- Keep your oil and filter changes current.
- Perform fluid maintenance as outlined in your owner’s manual.
- Keep you informed about what needs to be done when.
Sometimes consumers think they must replace filters with the dealer brand in order to keep their warranty. This is not true. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal law, states that a manufacturer may not require the use of any brand of filter or other article unless the manufacturer provides the item free of charge under the terms of the warranty.
Your AOCA member lube center is happy to answer questions regarding your warranty requirements.