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    Hi all
    I have a 2006 VXR and was wondering if i could increase the gap in between service intervals upto 2 years as i only cover around 10000 miles per year and it seams a waste of money if it can last 20000 miles over 1 year.Have been told you can on other makes of car (non vauxhall).
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    vx dealer told me it was 20000 miles or 1 year whichever come first.I told him very few people covered 20000 in a year, so the 20000mile service was really a bit of a con. he wasnt impressed

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    lol

    I don't think in 10 years I have had my car serviced on the year, always the mileage.

    Andy

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    Do you honestly want to leave your car for over 12 months without a service?

    You'll be telling us you don't do an interim oil change between services next?

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    Mines serviced on the 20,000 mile interval - as I for one do more than 20K per year.

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    Won't the warranty become invalid??

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    The oil can cover 20k, however many parts degenerate with time (brake fluid, pipes etc) also dont forget if you are only covering 10k a year, the odds are the engine is doing most of the work cold, and or sitting in traffic jams at idle. as a result the oil wont be protecting it properly and the engine will build up deposits internally. Do you really want to take the chance that your brakes will last two years between checks????

    As an easy example of frequent servicing benefits regardless of miles covered, you know those Army trucks you see going around the Driffield area? all get a service every 6 months regardless of mileage some of them are over 30 years old!!! and they still keep going.

    A wise person once said to me when looking for my first car;

    "If you cant afford to maintain it properly (Servicing, Tyres, Brakes etc) then you cant afford the car"

    If you want to save on servicing costs remember that the dealer doesnt have to perform the service to maintain a warranty also Haynes bring out a manual for the veccy C in Jan 08, buy one and see what you can do yourself. (oil changes etc are a doddle) they cost about 15-20 quid but will save you a fortune over garage bills just keep your receipts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clightowler View Post
    The oil can cover 20k, however many parts degenerate with time (brake fluid, pipes etc) also dont forget if you are only covering 10k a year, the odds are the engine is doing most of the work cold, and or sitting in traffic jams at idle. as a result the oil wont be protecting it properly and the engine will build up deposits internally. Do you really want to take the chance that your brakes will last two years between checks????

    As an easy example of frequent servicing benefits regardless of miles covered, you know those Army trucks you see going around the Driffield area? all get a service every 6 months regardless of mileage some of them are over 30 years old!!! and they still keep going.



    A wise person once said to me when looking for my first car;

    "If you cant afford to maintain it properly (Servicing, Tyres, Brakes etc) then you cant afford the car"

    If you want to save on servicing costs remember that the dealer doesnt have to perform the service to maintain a warranty also Haynes bring out a manual for the veccy C in Jan 08, buy one and see what you can do yourself. (oil changes etc are a doddle) they cost about 15-20 quid but will save you a fortune over garage bills just keep your receipts.
    Are these the trucks that do about 25mph i always thought they could do with there brakes freeing off.

    Its not a problem of not afording it i just dont like giving money away to the stealers,could do it myself but would then not have full service history.

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    yes you do have full service history - just not main dealer, which means not a lot when you come to trade in.

    I self service, and stamp the service book. The work has been done - so why not stamp too ?

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    I write up my service book too. All the invoices for the parts fitted are in the service book, so people can see what's been done.

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