Fiat 2.3 first service.... Just need a price - doh..

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Just called local Fiat / Iveco garage to enquire about costs on a first service for my 2012 2.3 Duacto (Autotrail) in readyness for the next Morocco trip....
    You would think it's a standard thing...

    Oh no..
    Has to take down reg number, chassis number and now off to check something and call me back.. :Doh:
     
  2. tonka

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    COUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 hours labour £150
    parts £198

    Plus vat.. £420 ish.....

    Does this sound the norm ??????????
    It's a Euro5 engine but cant see that making much difference..
     
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    For that price i could have mine serviced 3 times here and washed and polished . best of luck getting a better price . ( rip off ) .
     
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    Got a quote for my Fiat Ducato Based Swift Sundance, first service 2 years old, from Fiat Dealer £ 180 all in. :thumb:
     
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    Not sure how far away he is from you Steve, but why not give Geo at Pecks Hill Garage a call.

    Brisey.
     
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    £420! :Eeek: That sounds way too much.
    £75 a hour labour!! :Eeek:

    What parts could a one year old engine need? If you've done some miles then oil change, fuel filter and air filter maybe.

    I would be looking to pay around the £200 mark.
     
  7. tonka

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    Thanks on feedback.. I was also thinking maybe in the £200's....

    Ok done some miles 16,000 but Fiat themselves state first service not required until 25,000 miles...... It's 21 months old now and due for Morocco again in January....

    Brisey, I will check ref Geo..Would prefer a Fiat stamp on the first service, next one will be out of warranty so happy then to use independant...
     
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    I get mine serviced by the local council - after all they service all their dustcarts and coaches and do a great job.

    Its never been £400 odd
     
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    Full chassis service £135 inc VATplus service parts which typically are around £90 for your oil and filters, less your 5% funster discount of course. Our full service includes all road wheels removed and brakes inspected/cleaned/adjusted as required.

    D.
     
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    Try here where I go
    http://www.simon-dean.co.uk/motor_services/motor_services_master.php?ID=14


    The man who does mine was foreman at Platts for years they have a bay and ramp for motorhomes and are much cheaper and more comprehensive ask them to email you there service sheet and tell them you are still under warranty and need paperwork completing I take mine and wait for it.
    I found Platts just to expensive, they will give you a good quote I had a full service last year the largest they do + MOT for the sort of money you have been quoted .
    They have all the electronics for Fiat and will use fiat parts or OE if you ask so the warranty is not affected
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone...
    Stoke is not that far away and Dave, I forgot you did servicing...
    I will just check on what the Fiat warranty states, like I say first one I want to be right and prefer a Fiat stamp so no hassles in case I do have any problems within the warranty period..

    :thumb::thumb:
    Fun, coming up trumps again..
     
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    i got quoted £360 all in apparently the particulate filter is close to £60 and oils around £90 :Eeek:

    mines due in Feb :cry:
     
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    Your Fiat garage is having you on. Tell them what you want not what they want to do. My local Fiat garage tried it on with me, your mileage seems to be an intermediate service such as an engine oil and filter change and a cursory check over.
     
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    You should also check out what the OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING has to about servicing of vehicles by the Dealer.

    [HI]Servicing;[/HI] you are OK to use an Independent, and still keep your Warrenty

    [HI]Repairs[/HI]; you must use the Dealer, or blow your warrenty

    OFT found that an Independent is 40% cheaper than the Dealer
     
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    had a major service at autocare in Hereford, they charge £35 per hour. it certainly was not more than £160
     
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    You are aware that you do not require a service for the first two years unless you hit 28,000 miles. After that it's every two years. Some recommend an annual oil change in between which should only cost around £100.
    Check it out on Fiat's website.

    Too many new owners being mislead by dealers so they can make a few extra bucks !
     
  18. tonka

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    Yes, cheers... And I have pointed this out to other people in the past...
    I read it on the Fiat camper website and made a copy so have it in writing..
    Am half thinking to leave it till I am back from Morocco But in the back of my minds it's telling me to maybe get it done early...
     
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    as a result of confussing messages between the web site, dealers and the hand book i wrote and have spoken direct ti Fiats technical help and they were quite clear that NO servicing was required to maintain waranty unless:

    1. 28,000 miles or
    2. 2 years or
    3. the warning light for particulate filter came on

    whichever the sooner.

    however at any of the above points are reached a full service is required.
     
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    Fiat service

    I work in an indipendant garage, as a holder of all papers read. And approved parts fitter. We do work for a number of main dealers. Fiat. Vow. Nissan and ctreon , pergeout. Never see it spelt like that before. And we by law can stamp service records. In or out of warranty. As long as we use genuine parts not pattern ones. That price is rubbish. You could do an oil and filter change so easy on that model.. Good luck:thumb:
     
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