Your Vehicle's Warranty
By law, manufacturers cannot require a consumer to buy parts or services from a particular company to meet warranty requirements, except under rare circumstances. Your owner's manual specifies exactly what maintenance is required, and in most cases, your lube center can perform the services in less time, at less expense.
QUICKCHANGE WARRANTS ALL WORKMANSHIP AGAINST FAILURE FOR NINETY (90) DAYS OR 3,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. This warranty does not apply when the customer tampers with or alters the Center's products or alters manufacturer's original equipment or when corrective action is taken WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL from QUICKCHANGE. The customer must have the vehicles invoice to support a claim and must call QUICKCHANGE to report the claim. If there is a failure in your engine's lubricating system, the engine warning light will go on or the oil pressure gauge will drop below the normal zone. In either event SHUT OFF THE ENGINE and come to an immediate stop. Do not restart the engine until the cause of the problem is located and corrected. Driving the vehicle in these circumstances can cause unnecessary damage to the engine and the customer would be responsible for all damage and costs incurred.
NOTE: This warranty does not cover loss time, inconvenience, loss of use of the vehicle, or other incidental consequential damages. This warranty is given in lieu of any other express or implied warranty.
QUICKCHANGE does not add brake fluid. Auto manufacturers recommend that your brake system be checked for wear and leaks if your fluid is low.
Manufactures Warranty & the Magnuson Moss Act
You Don't Have to Take the Vehicle to the Dealer to Maintain Your Warranty.
New and used car dealers are notorious for their claims that only then can warranty work on the cars or trucks that they sell. Some have gone so far as to state that a warranty will be rendered invalid if anyone other than the dealers service department does the work, of if any other product other than a dealer product is used.
This practice was one of a number of questionable tactics that led to the enactment of the Magnuson- Moss warranty act in 1975. This act is a component of the Federal Trade Commissions Improvement Act, and was passed in an effort to improve the adequacy of the information available to consumers, to prevent deception, and improve competition. It mandates disclosure designed to enhance consumer protection through awareness of implied and expressed warranties attached to products and services.
The Relevant Portions of this ACT.
"No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty on such product on the consumer's using in connection with such product, any article or service ( other than articles or services provided with out charge under the terms of the warranty) which is defined by brand, trade or corporate name.