Service due.

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  1. Allanm

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    So, its just a year since we bought the van and its first service is due anytime now. I had a quote from Peugeot to do the service, which was an eye watering £350+
    Basically, just an oil and filters change and a quick check to see if everything is still there / done up.
    I'n not keen on using dealers but obviously want to keep the service record book properly stamped. Can I use an independent?
    Any recommendations around South East Kent area ( we live just outside Deal) or is it worth travelling a little?
    Allan
     
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    My understanding is because of some EU rule (bless them*) you can more or less use any garage but I suspect the average UK dealership would wriggle if you subsequently went to them for a warranty repair and the service manual showed it had been touched by someone else.

    But do you need a full service after 12 months? Our Fiat has a 24 month service interval but you can get a "low mileage" service done after 12 months by our local dealer which is around £150.00. Of course our vehicles have different engines.

    *I'm not a UKIP supporter as you can see.
     
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    Thanks, I just looked in the service book, and like yours, ours is a 2 year or 25000 mile interval, so I guess I will leave it a while. It does specify 12 months or 20000 miles if used in arduous conditions. I don't think that counts if your on holiday all the time!
    I did however change the oil at 5000 miles ( old habits with old cars dies hard) and used the recommended long life stuff.
    I might check if the dealer does a low mileage service, but it was them that said it needed servicing at 12 months, hence the reason for not wanting to use them ( and their prices)
    Mileage now is almost 9000.
    Allan
     

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