peugeot boxer servicing

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  1. 2dogs

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    Hi all,

    We need a service on our 2 year old Boxer, am I right in thinking you don't
    need to go to a main dealer (Peugeot) for servicing warranty wise?

    Cheers
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  2. jonandshell

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    EU law says you don't need to, but I think you should use genuine parts whilst the van is still in warranty.
    Geo might come along soon and put me right.:Smile:
     
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    you can use a independent garage to do your servicing work but be warned, if you end up with a warranty issue at a later date they will be looking for proof that the garage was vat registered and that, not only were genuine parts fitted, but that the service was carried out in accordance to the main dealer specifications etc !! believe me when i say that if they can find a loophole not to pay out a warranty claim they will leave no stone unterned !! regards garry
     
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  4. 2dogs

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    Thanks jon,garry,

    will have to think about this one.

    Cheers
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  5. Merle

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    I was chatting to the guys who do my MH servicing recently, although the MH is too old to worry about my car is not. They are also going to service the car this year and I had the same discussion re all of the re-calls going on and whether I would be jeopardising any warranty in that respect. They said they always buy the service parts from the local main dealer and mark all of said parts where practical to help in any possible later warranty. Why do manufactures make life so difficult, if they insisted the main dealer worked at a fair price we would use them, but they don't. The difference for an interim service for the car is a hefty £130.....it's no wonder they offer 'free' AA cover with a service
     
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    If you were really sneaky you could ring up to get a price give them your reg number and ask if there is any service bulletins that your van needs (these are not recalls but work that the manufacturer tells them needs checking) that tells you if it needs extra work doing. IE gearbox bolts need checking,software changing etc, and then go somewhere else that uses the same parts.

    Just do not tell them that you are going to go somewhere else when you ask about any bulletins then say I will get back to you
     
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    Within the first couple of years I would also worry about software updates to the engine management system. I would expect a main dealer to do these as a matter of course, but I doubt that an independent has the necessary kit to do so.
     
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    Labour Charge

    I believe Marquis charge in the region of £60 per hour My van is out of warrenty so I get it done locally at a transport garage at £35 per hour
     
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    Thanks all,

    if only it were points, plugs, oil change and kick the tyres ....
    modern technology:cry:

    Cheers
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