The Road Ahead : October 2013
ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 66 MEMBER ESSENTIALS | NEWS THE ROAD AHEAD OCT/NOV 2013 DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL RACQ LEGAL UPDATE When you buy a vehicle that has a new vehicle manufacturer's warranty, can you assume that the warranty will run from the date you purchased it? Unfortunately, this will not always be the case. If the vehicle was previously registered in the name of the dealership as a demonstrator or company vehicle, the new vehicle warranty will run from the date it was first registered, and not from the date when a customer buys the vehicle. The dealer is not obliged to tell you when the new car warranty will expire. In addition, if the vehicle has been used previously as a demonstrator or company car, it will not be considered to be a brand-new vehicle. Under the relevant legislation which applies in Queensland, The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000, it would be considered a used vehicle. This should be indicated by the provision of Queensland government forms referring to the one business day cooling-off period and Statutory Warranty rights which apply in relation to the sale of used vehicles in Queensland. Neither of these provisions applies to new vehicle sales. This column provides general information only on legal topics of a motoring nature. Members can contact the RACQ Motoring Advisory Service via 1800 623 456. RACQ FOUNDATION FUNDS 'BUNDY' RELIEF The RACQ Foundation has come to the rescue of six community organisations in Bundaberg that were devastated by ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald in January. The foundation approved applications totalling more than $760,000 for rebuilding and repairs for sporting clubs and other community services in the city. The RACQ Foundation was established to help local communities recover from disaster in the wake of Cyclone Yasi and associated flooding more than two years ago. Since then, it has approved more than 120 funding applications and $6 million to community organisations throughout Queensland. For more information, visit racq.com/foundation. RACQ members looking for a luxurious retreat will soon be able to visit the new and improved One Spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort when it opens in December. According to John Morris, RACV Royal Pines Resort general manager, the multi-million dollar facility will blend seamlessly with the existing resort and complement the quality facilities and attractions. "These new facilities will provide RACQ members, guests and the general public a unique opportunity to re-energise with luxurious treatments," Mr Morris said. RACQ members receive a special discounted rate on One Spa treatments and on accommodation at RACV Royal Pines Resort. racv.com.au/royalpines NEW SPA SOON FOR RACV ROYAL PINES RACQ TRAVEL COMES TO CAIRNS RACQ has opened its new and improved Cairns store to Far North Queensland members, who will now be able to access travel assistance among the many other membership services on offer. RACQ regional manager Trevor Walch said that with the addition of the travel service, the new Cairns store would be a one-stop shop for members. "We've carried out extensive renovations to improve our customer service and provide a travel consultant to assist members interested in both domestic and international travel," Mr Walch said. "RACQ's Far North Queensland members now have the full contingent of services available -- from membership renewals, insurance, discount entertainment tickets and vehicle inspections, through to travel." The store is located at Stockland Cairns, 537 Mulgrave Road, Earlville.