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    Default Servicing VX or not VX

    I have a 3.0CDti which is now out of warranty.

    The INSP light is up after 17,000 since last service so thought about getting it in.

    My choices:-
    1) VX dealer - who hasnt got a great rep - but quotes £160 for a "major service"
    2) Nationwide who have a basic, full, and major service at £230
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    3) an independant VX specialist (havent got their price yet)

    The Nationwide includes Brake Fluids - VX stealer have to add £30 for brake fluids....so what else for VX ??
    VX stealer cant provide a writen list of what included on a major service??? so cant compare what I get for my hard earned cash.

    Thoughts please ! VX, Nationwide or Inde

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    £160 from the dealers would sound good in the ideal world..but i think they would pull your pants down when it came to it..ie you need this you needed that.

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    sounds a good price from dealer but I wouln't trust them. Local specialist for me every time but you have to find one you can trust

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    Ive been using Nationwide for the past 5 or so years, i pay with my Tesco clubcard vouchers so dosent cost me anything, never had any problems with them or them trying to get any work from me.

    I usually have normal service one year then major the next

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanos View Post
    ...I pay with my Tesco clubcard vouchers...
    I wonder if you can use post office stamps....


    Seriously though, you should see if you can do it yourself dude, save a packet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    I wonder if you can use post office stamps....
    Eh

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    DIY, save £ & you know its done right!

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    I would say the £160 from the dealer is excluding parts!!(especially if they say it's a major service)

    My local VX dealer quoted £195 for a major service, not including brake fluid or spark plugs (and the rest!!) So I have opted to do it myself!!

    Saved myself an nice bit of cash too!

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    £160 is prob just an oil change

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    easy to say do it yourself that way you know is done right but you need to know how to do it in the first place

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