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Are Servicing Plans worth it? - Peugeot Rifter

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Hi all,

I have a new Peugeot Rifter on the way. I haven't decided if I should go for a servicing plan or not.

Can anyone advise if they're good value, or a bit of a con?

I've been quoted £1029.88 for the next 5 services.

Despite the vehicle being on finance, I intend to keep it for a very long time, so purchasing it outright.

Does anyone have any recommendations if there are alternatives or anything else to consider? Thanks very much!

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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    I'm no expert though I have used local dealership service plans before for Clio's
    This year I agreed to another two year service+mot plan don;t have cost in front off me -less than 400 pounds I think.
    My past experience is services as part of plan are very basic -oil/filter change -check water and wash amongst some visual checks -be prepared to take a payment card or cash as I have always had additional costs though it can vary from dealerships.
    Though I enjoy getting service stamp and recorded and dash clock reset for service intervals.
    I'm sure others mse'r can advise on self services etc, I don;t have the strength anymore.
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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    E.g.
    Check for body defects
    Check operation of lights
    Check horn
    Check all mirrors
    Check washers & wipers
    Check operation of handbrake
    Low Level Operations

    WORK DETAIL STANDARD
    Check battery condition
    Check anti-freeze content
    Add screen wash & top-up fluids (excludes anti-freeze)
    Lubricate door locks
    Check lights illuminate
    Check seatbelt operation & condition
    Check operation & condition of locks
    Check power steering fluid level
    Check visible drive belts
    Check air filter
    Check fuel cap operation & seal
    Visually check cooling system for leaks
    Check & adjust clutch cable freeplay (where applicable)
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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    Forgot to add
    Drain & refill engine oil
    Fit new oil filter
    Check brake pipes & lines
    Check exhaust system
    Check for excessive oil leaks
    Road test & report
    Fit new sump plug washer (where fitted)
    Fit new air filter
    Fit new spark plugs (where applicable)
    Fit new fuel filter (where applicable)
    Check aircon system
    Road Test Operation Checks

    WORK DETAISTANDARD
    Brakes
    Steering
    Suspension
    Engine & Gearbox / Check timing belt replacement date
    Heating system
    Abnormal noises or issues
    Check warning light
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  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    I would recommend some negotiation, I've just paid £500 for 5 years servicing on a new car.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • flashg67flashg67 Forumite
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    Is this through the manufacturer or dealer? I've always liked having a dealer service history and found service plans a good way to budget, for me anyway.
    One issue I had was that my office moved, so the dealer was then miles away, then they lost the franchise and the service plan was taken over by another dealer even further away.
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