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    • CardinalWolsey
    • By CardinalWolsey 5th Sep 17, 1:48 PM
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    Standard servicing costs
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:48 PM
    Standard servicing costs 5th Sep 17 at 1:48 PM
    My daughter announced yesterday that her popular small "Italian" car needs its 2 year service. She phoned the dealership it was bought from, and booked it in. I asked her how much was it going to be, and it was 340 ish. After picking myself up off the floor, I thought I'd find out how much it would be from the next nearest dealership - 290 (both including VAT).

    Is this usual for there to be wide variances in standard servicing costs between different main dealers? I would have expected them to have been the same cost for the same service.
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    • CardinalWolsey
    • By CardinalWolsey 8th Sep 17, 11:35 AM
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    Sorry, would probably read better as 2nd year service. Had its first one at 12 months old, now due its second at 2 years old.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 8th Sep 17, 4:31 PM
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    I think we have 2 money saving ideas here. Mine is to complete a major service on a standard car for 50 using techniques such as buying oil in the annual Halfords sale.
    Mercdriver recommends trading your car in every time it needs a service. It is up to readers of the forum to make up their minds which is the best money saving idea.
    Originally posted by fred246
    I'm still awaiting your retraction on this. You have clearly deliberately misrepresented what I said. I call that trolling.
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