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    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 11th Oct 16, 12:02 PM
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    Dealer intermediate service or non dealer service
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:02 PM
    Dealer intermediate service or non dealer service 11th Oct 16 at 12:02 PM
    My toyota yaris is 3.5 years old. I dont do high milleage less than 5000 miles a year.
    I had it full serviced last year with toyota for £234. It is due an annual service which is an intermediate for £160. I was wondering what is the benefit of having a dealer service my car.
    I can have a intermediate 40 point service for around £79 from halfords or full 79 point check service for £150.

    Is there a benefit by sticking with the dealer.

    Thanks
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    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 11th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
    My toyota yaris is 3.5 years old. I dont do high milleage less than 5000 miles a year.
    I had it full serviced last year with toyota for £234. It is due an annual service which is an intermediate for £160. I was wondering what is the benefit of having a dealer service my car.
    I can have a intermediate 40 point service for around £79 from halfords or full 79 point check service for £150.

    Is there a benefit by sticking with the dealer.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by paul2louise
    If it's not under warranty, there's no advantage to going to a dealer. Even if it is under warranty, you're not required to use the dealer.

    Don't go to Halfords; use a decent independent garage and ask for an oil and filter change. That's likely all it needs. Halfords won't actually do much more; most of their '40 points' will be things you should be checking regularly anyway, or at most a brief glance 'visual inspection'.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 11th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
    I would not trust Halfords to fix a puncture on a pushbike , use an INDEPENDANT garage , ask people who they use , support your local garage


    " or full 79 point check service for £150."


    point 41 , you need a new rear r/hand shock absorber
    point 42 , you need a new rear l/hand shock absorber
    point 43 you have less than 6000 miles left in your front left pads
    point 44 you have less than 6000 miles left in your front right pads


    etc etc etc ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Last edited by pappa golf; 11-10-2016 at 12:10 PM.
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 11th Oct 16, 12:19 PM
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    Don't Toyota's come with five year warranties? If so I would continue to use the main dealer. You can get it serviced elsewhere but you give Toyota a lot more wriggle room on warranty work and lose any goodwill you may have accrued for non-warranty work
    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 11th Oct 16, 1:43 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:43 PM
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    Don't Toyota's come with five year warranties? If so I would continue to use the main dealer. You can get it serviced elsewhere but you give Toyota a lot more wriggle room on warranty work and lose any goodwill you may have accrued for non-warranty work
    Originally posted by Rain Shadow
    My service and warranty book say 3year/60000 miles for comprehensive cover, body panel , rust and paint work 3 years and corrosion perfirmance 12 years
    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 11th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
    My car has done 3000 miles this year. My OH thinks i could hang on and get a full service when its mot is due next spring. It had a full service last november
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 11th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
    My car has done 3000 miles this year. My OH thinks i could hang on and get a full service when its mot is due next spring. It had a full service last november
    Originally posted by paul2louise
    He's wrong.

    Cars doing tiny miles need more maintenance, not less.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 11th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
    My toyota yaris is 3.5 years old. I dont do high milleage less than 5000 miles a year.
    I had it full serviced last year with toyota for £234. It is due an annual service which is an intermediate for £160. I was wondering what is the benefit of having a dealer service my car.
    I can have a intermediate 40 point service for around £79 from halfords or full 79 point check service for £150.

    Is there a benefit by sticking with the dealer.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by paul2louise
    At 3.5 years old, theres still a good chance of a significant financial contribution from Toyota, if say the engine went boom, therefore i'd probably get it done by a Toyota dealer and fully stamped up.

    Defo dont use Halfords though
    Regards

    Paul
    • mr_accountant
    • By mr_accountant 11th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
    I thought all toyota are 5 year warranties, not sure the exact date they started this. Ring them and ask to be sure.

    If it 5 year warranty, main dealer all the way as they will be more likely to give you goodwill on something that may or may not be under warranty, plus no wriggle out room

    if it's 3 years then the choice is yours as the cars out of warranty they probably won't help you now if you have a problem with the car, me personally, this time as it's only £80 more I stick with toyota
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th Oct 16, 8:25 PM
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    At 3.5 years old, theres still a good chance of a significant financial contribution from Toyota, if say the engine went boom, therefore i'd probably get it done by a Toyota dealer and fully stamped up.

    Defo dont use Halfords though
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Exactly what i was going to put. Its not that old and servicing elsewhere will remove the dealers goodwill if anything major went wrong.

    If the engine went bang or gearbox went and its out of the warranty, its obvious it should have lasted longer and the dealer should offer some goodwill if serviced by them all the time.

    Serviced elsewhere then that goes out the window.
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    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 11th Oct 16, 8:55 PM
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    My service and warranty book say 3year/60000 miles for comprehensive cover, body panel , rust and paint work 3 years and corrosion perfirmance 12 years
    Originally posted by paul2louise
    Toyotas have had 5 year warranties in the UK for about 5 years.

    Is yours a UK car or a grey import?

    If UK from UK dealer I would check the warranty details. The final 2 years may be a dealer and not manufacturer warranty.

    If looking at cheaper options beware of the * by the price which explains the price excludes parts!
    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 11th Oct 16, 9:12 PM
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    My husband has an audi and he only needs his car servicing every 2 years. He had only done 9000 miles so they told him his car didnt need a service. Obviously toyota work on a different plan to audi.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 11th Oct 16, 9:25 PM
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    My husband has an audi and he only needs his car servicing every 2 years. He had only done 9000 miles so they told him his car didnt need a service. Obviously toyota work on a different plan to audi.
    Originally posted by paul2louise
    Audi long life servicing schedule is normally 2 years OR 20K miles or similar. They use 'special' oil, but personally I would still service at least annually.

    All my cars get an oil and filter change every 8K miles maximum.
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