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    Hi all, speedo is showing 11590 and i noticed insp above mileage when i filled up today, rang stealers and he quoted £240 for 1st service i personally think this is disgusting, in the past i have always serviced my own cars but this is the 1st new car i have had, is this price about right or should it be cheaper before i start ringing round loads of dealers for quotes.

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    Should be about £140 iirc, I've just been quoted £189 for a second service which they do a lot more on, ask if they have added things like brake fluid and emmisions treatments to it, that brings it up by £60.

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    Contact all your local dealers and play them off. I got my first service down from £160 to £120. £240 does seem quite excessive.

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    Go to an independent garage. I paid £49 for my first service. As long as they use Vx parts, and stamp your book, the warranty is still valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds vectra View Post
    Contact all your local dealers and play them off. I got my first service down from £160 to £120. £240 does seem quite excessive.
    Sure does seem excessive i asked him what they did for 1st service he said they change the oil and filters, check tyres, lights and stuff like that and check its running right, wow seems well technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Go to an independent garage. I paid £49 for my first service. As long as they use Vx parts, and stamp your book, the warranty is still valid.
    Will an independent garage be able to reset the ecu so it doesnt say insp above mileage !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearns View Post
    Will an independent garage be able to reset the ecu so it doesnt say insp above mileage !!
    You can do this yourself ... you can also service the car yourself and keep the warranty valid ... although there are some mixed views on how much hassle this would cause with warranty claims. I serviced mine and signed the book myself ... haven't had the need to test out any awkwardness this may cause yet admittedly but as far as I am concerned VX Customer Service said this was OK Do a search ... you will find a fair few threads around this topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Go to an independent garage. I paid £49 for my first service. As long as they use Vx parts, and stamp your book, the warranty is still valid.
    I don't think they have to use VX parts, but I bet it would make any claims easier.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    correct, but they have to be of a identical quality...thats the grey area..

    fit OEM parts and they can't wriggle so easily over the quality of the work..

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    Agree with GSi, - use gen parts, they can't argue with you. And you won't save much if you use alternatives anyway.

    Long life oil and filter is £30 over the counter, for 1.8. That is the ONLY thing that needs to be changed at the 1st service. the rest is just 'checking' - if it actually gets done of course. These checks should be routine to most people anyway. Gets my goat up this servicing thing, I don't like getting ripped off.

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