First service for my van

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  1. signworks

    signworks Funster Life Member

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    could anybody tell me the cost of a first service and do you have to use main dealer to keep warranty as my local main dealer jct 600 as just quoted £460.00 and told me its a 3hour job wish I was on that hourly rate help would be much apprecated

    Cheers tomi
     
  2. Phill D

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    if its a FIAT then to maintain your warranty you do not need a service other than the milage ( 28,000 ish or 2 years ) you do not need the full works, i had a short service which is just an oil and filter change and a few standard checks £150.
    this is standard on low mileage motorhomes with FIAT. the dealer is trying to rip you off.

    however at the 2 year point you will need the full service ( assuming your warranty is more than 2 years .
     
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    ps; i emailed Fiat with this question and that is what they recommended. they even said an oil change was not needed to keep warranty under the mile / 2 years but recommended it as good practice ( which it is )
     
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    signworks Funster Life Member

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    Hi phill
    It's a Peugeot done 8000 miles had its 2 years old in March might try email peugoet

    Cheers
     
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    joncris Read Only Funster

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    No you don't you can use any garage you want provided they fit genuine manufactures parts oil filter brake pads etc MUST be originals
     
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    signworks Funster Life Member

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    Cheers for that my local mechanic priced all the gear up from peugoet and it cam to £89 think main dealer taking the mick
     
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    Also I would point out that the mechanic won't be getting paid anything like the price quoted. That price is to cover not only wages but all the rest of the companies fixed costs such as utilities, accountants, building, insurance including Trader Policy, EL and PL
     
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    And Mr for doffs bentley
     
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    signworks Funster Life Member

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    Mr tordoff
     
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    Paid £199 for hab service (Chausson warranty) at Highbridge Caravans - not cheap but local to us, good reputation & booked up many months in advance. Ford first quoted £252 then after much discussion & contacting managers of all the Ford dealerships locally managed to get it down to £165 & still keep Ford Assistance Recovery in Europe - details here & mentions Peugeot servicing too http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/ford-servicing-costs-rip-off.93884/
    Think dealerships see motorhome owners as being loaded so have a specially priced category just for us! Should be same price as van especially as even less to check as coachbuilt part under hab service e.g. standard Transit interim service £125 so would be interesting to know what your Peugeot would cost for servicing it it was a van too. Using this point is how we negotiated the price down so definitely worth questioning it & ringing around(y)
     
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  11. Lenny HB

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    I may get the oil changed when it's a year old, last van I used to get it done every 18 months, the synthetic oil is so good these day it's not as important as it used to be.
    Never bother with a habitation service not required by Hymer for the warranty, I just get damp check done, €60 in Belgium, £160 in UK guess where I'm going.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Mines due 2 year service soon, still only 15000 m, reluctant to pay for a full service, had interim @£140 last year...any ideas what I should do?
     
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    A light service and if you do a lot of mountain driving might be worth considering getting the brake fluid changed.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Thats the way I was thinking although I know when I book will get the usual BS, which normally involves a slow intake of breath and gentle nodding of no with head:D
     
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    I use a local commercial service centre they are family run firm very helpful and they will not do anything that is not necessary. They only charge 20 quid for 5 Lt of fully synthetic oil, labour at £40/hour (main dealer £80). They did my VCA check for a donation in a charity box.
    Might be worth a trip down to Lancing Eddie.
     
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    Had this yesterday on a Iveco 5t. MOT, Full Service and Fault finding on two problems resulting in, New driver door dual electric window switch, New complete streering wheel column control, switch for lights, indicators etc. Total £433.06 including VAT.
     
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    an oil and filter change, air filter and pollen filter, if its low miles and only 2 years old and out of Warranty as mine is i did it myself all in cost less than £100 and 2 hours work.
     
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    Yes but if your thinking of selling service history is everything.....
     
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    when we sold our last van at 3 years old full official FIAT service history; All i was asked had it been regularly serviced, which it had. no one checked even when i offered the receipts and book.
     
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    The problem I have is its not out of warranty and I could easily service it myself and buy parts from main dealer but any warranty work in future would be void so do I pay the 460 or by the parts and do my self or let my local mechanic do it for a third of the price my local mechanic is also vat registered which I think they need to be to make sure warranty stays in place
     
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