If you are an automotive enthusiast like the staff at Certified Auto Sound and Security in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Maple Ridge, then adding aftermarket products to a new vehicle is a way of life. With the increasing complexity of modern automobiles, your choice of products and their integration into the vehicle is more important than ever. Our team are experts at adding functionality, convenience and safety solutions that will not void your new car warranty.
How Manufacturer Warranties Work
Let’s say you bought a new car and had someone who advertised on Kijiji install a remote starter. A few days later, the car won’t start, and you have it towed to the dealership. The dealership finds out that the person who worked on your car broke the clutch switch, preventing the vehicle from starting. The new car warranty will not cover the diagnosis and repair of this problem.
Conversely, let’s say you had us install a subwoofer and amplifier in your car. If your wiper motor or sunroof stop working a month later, the dealership cannot blame the audio equipment for the fault. To deny warranty coverage, the onus is on them to prove that any modifications to the vehicle are directly responsible for the problem. New snow tires won’t void your electrical system warranty. Neither will a nice set of racing stripes.
In either case, products installed by experienced professionals with proper training will prevent new car warranty hassles.
Car Dealership Games
It seems that dealerships automatically think that adding aftermarket products is responsible for everything that can void a warranty. In the United States, a law called the Magnussen Moss Warranty Act protects vehicle owners from being penalized for using third-party products on their vehicle . An aftermarket oil filter, air filter or tires will not affect the warranty unless the manufacturer can prove that the aftermarket product is responsible for the issue.
We don’t have the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act here in Canada, but our Canadian Competition Act prohibits “tied selling” because it is considered anti-competitive. For example, a dealership can’t tell you that you have to buy the aftermarket remote starter they sell instead of one from us.
Premium Products Prevent Potential Pain
Our team spends hours on researching the latest products available on the market. Before we offer anything to our clients, we research and test those solutions to ensure they offer exceptional performance and reliability.
Defective products are a waste of time in many ways. You waste time having to bring your vehicle back to have something repaired or replaced. Our technicians waste time removing and replacing the product. Finally, we waste time and money sending the product back to the manufacturer. It’s simpler to deal with premium solutions with a reputation for value, performance and reliability.
Adding Aftermarket Products Safely
If you are interested in electronic accessories for your new car, truck or SUV, drop by Certified Auto Sound and Security in Chilliwack, Maple Ridge or Abbotsford. Our team of expert technicians has more than a century of experience working on everything from brand-new to classic and vintage vehicles. We have fine-tuned the way we mount equipment, route wiring and make electrical connections over decades to provide the highest reliability and best performance possible. If you are considering adding aftermarket products or features to your vehicle, call our location nearest to you or send us an e-mail using our contact form.