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    Default Difference in servicing between dealers!

    The wifes just been ringing round to get costs on 2nd year servicing for the 1.9CDTI....

    Our local dealer was cheaper by about 40 quid then where she bought her car, but the questions she asked were interesting!

    She asked the local dealer if as part of the service they hook that car up to the computer, as shes having problems with less MPG - answer NO - that would cost more - £50 more!!!

    So we've gone for the dearer dealer, where she bought the car. They do the service, full network Q check, and hook up the computer to see if any faults are there.

    I've no confidence in our local anymore - I've had my Vectra there for a service twice - both time they forgot to reset the service indicator, and put 10w40 oil in instisting thats what should be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doncaster_mainline View Post
    So we've gone for the dearer dealer, where she bought the car. They do the service, full network Q check, and hook up the computer to see if any faults are there
    What's a full network Q check and what is the point given the car is being serviced, what are the extra elements?

    I have to agree, if you've no confidence in a dealership and you point out that they have missed items or performed them incorrectly, never use them again

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    Quote Originally Posted by doncaster_mainline View Post
    The wifes just been ringing round to get costs on 2nd year servicing for the 1.9CDTI....

    Our local dealer was cheaper by about 40 quid then where she bought her car, but the questions she asked were interesting!

    She asked the local dealer if as part of the service they hook that car up to the computer, as shes having problems with less MPG - answer NO - that would cost more - £50 more!!!

    So we've gone for the dearer dealer, where she bought the car. They do the service, full network Q check, and hook up the computer to see if any faults are there.

    I've no confidence in our local anymore - I've had my Vectra there for a service twice - both time they forgot to reset the service indicator, and put 10w40 oil in instisting thats what should be there.

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    As cars have over the years become more complicated with more dependancy than ever on electronics, though it can be more expensive it makes more sense to take it to the people who have the proper equipment and who specialise in a particular manufacturer. These are my own thoughts when my own car gets serviced.
    Or am I being Naive....LOL

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    Naive m8...

    A service is only changing oil and filters, checking brakes and a general poke around the other parts to make sure it's all OK. Any garage can do that...

    Only worth taking it to Vauxhall (IMO) if you've got the fault light on and you need their diagnostics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Naive m8...

    A service is only changing oil and filters, checking brakes and a general poke around the other parts to make sure it's all OK. Any garage can do that...

    Only worth taking it to Vauxhall (IMO) if you've got the fault light on and you need their diagnostics.
    You are probably right, would you say the savings are significant. for example I recently paid £78 for a oil and filter change at 30k miles at Bicknals, Worcester, a main VX dealer, though they did fit a replacement EGR under warranty at the same time.
    I've often found with the many of the new cars I've bought that one tends to get less hassle with warranty issue's when they can see they have also done the servicing.... again being naive...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Only worth taking it to Vauxhall (IMO) if you've got the fault light on and you need their diagnostics.
    Here here!!!

    And when they are not looking, nick their rubber stamp so your service history is up to date!


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    Depending on the vin number the 1.9cdti can use two different types of oil. I think Semi 10w 40 (which mine uses) and full synthetic (poss extended service schedule)
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Depending on the vin number the 1.9cdti can use two different types of oil. I think Semi 10w 40 (which mine uses) and full synthetic (poss extended service schedule)

    £78 was for fully synthetic oil (states it on receipt) so for the oil up to the top mark and filter was it much dearer than a non VX dealer?

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    something i get my dealer to do extra for free on serviceing is the tracking... its always out every year. (normally its £50). my local dealer hooks up to TEC2 anyway? its part of the service check to clear any old codes? dont any where else do this then?

    40k service for 1.9cdti was £225, my first 20k was £145. This was at marshalls Vauxhall ipswich. They gave 10pc discount as ive had warranty work done with them too? strange....but im not gonna argue

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Depending on the vin number the 1.9cdti can use two different types of oil. I think Semi 10w 40 (which mine uses) and full synthetic (poss extended service schedule)
    Nothing to do with the vin number, 10/40 is 10k services and the more expensive, better quality oil - 5/30 is for the extended services, 20-30k.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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