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    • 1dan1982
    • By 1dan1982 14th Sep 18, 8:15 PM
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    missed service on leased car
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    • 14th Sep 18, 8:15 PM
    missed service on leased car 14th Sep 18 at 8:15 PM
    Hi
    I will appreciate for your advise in advance.

    I leased a new car, 18 months ago, for 2 years
    only drives 7K.
    on dash showing 200+ days due to services but now I noticed in booklet says different
    which says 10000 or 1 year.
    It means I should service the car 6 month ago which mileage wasn't even 5K on that time.

    Anyone has similar situation? I can't find anything in lease's contract about what is the penalty for missing service.

    what I am going to face? penalty and how much I should expect?

    Thanks.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th Sep 18, 8:21 PM
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    Make/model of car?

    It may not be on a fixed service schedule in which case the car's OBC will be correct and the service is still not due. Contact the dealership and ask.
    • 1dan1982
    • By 1dan1982 14th Sep 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 8:33 PM
    Actually I did and they said check the service book.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 14th Sep 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 9:23 PM
    what car is it - Audis, VW's and others can be either set to fixed annual services or variable based on mileage and type of driving, so you may yet be ok
    • 1dan1982
    • By 1dan1982 14th Sep 18, 9:40 PM
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    Thanks
    Hyundai
    Last edited by 1dan1982; 15-09-2018 at 4:46 PM.
    • JamoLew
    • By JamoLew 15th Sep 18, 8:10 AM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:10 AM
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    I would be concerned that a diesel vehicle has only done 7k miles in 18months - you really should opted for a petrol vehicle for that mileage
    • Arklight
    • By Arklight 15th Sep 18, 9:39 AM
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    Usually the warranty is tied to the servicing schedule. A quick google around returns that there’s a fine for missing a service on a lease car, though what this is is entirely down to the lease company.

    You’ll have agreed to have the car serviced according to the manual when you signed off on the lease.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th Sep 18, 10:36 AM
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    I would be concerned that a diesel vehicle has only done 7k miles in 18months - you really should opted for a petrol vehicle for that mileage
    Originally posted by JamoLew
    It's not the mileage, it's how those miles are covered. My current diesel has only done 12k in 2 years dues to a change in circumstances but those miles have been covered in mostly long journeys so I've never had an issues with DPFs etc.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 15th Sep 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 10:42 AM
    According to Hyundai UK the service schedule for a Tucson purchased after Mar 2013 and before Sept 2017 should be annually or every 10k depending whichever comes first, alternating between an interim and full service (figures based on their official Service Plan schedule).
    • 1dan1982
    • By 1dan1982 15th Sep 18, 1:33 PM
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    According to Hyundai UK the service schedule for a Tucson purchased after Mar 2013 and before Sept 2017 should be annually or every 10k depending whichever comes first, alternating between an interim and full service (figures based on their official Service Plan schedule).
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    "depending whichever comes first" didn't know this part TBH. though because is less than 10K still have time. otherwise service is not that expensive and I would do it on time.
    • 1dan1982
    • By 1dan1982 15th Sep 18, 1:35 PM
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    JamoLew
    Actually it is my 1st diesel car
    was on special offer so couldn't say no.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 15th Sep 18, 2:49 PM
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    "depending whichever comes first" didn't know this part TBH. though because is less than 10K still have time. otherwise service is not that expensive and I would do it on time.
    Originally posted by 1dan1982
    You don't value the 5 year warranty then, which could be completely written off by your negligence to read the paperwork before buying.

    The lease company will value it, though and charge you for it as it makes the car worth less than it would have been.
    • cajef
    • By cajef 15th Sep 18, 3:37 PM
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    "depending whichever comes first" didn't know this part TBH. though because is less than 10K still have time.
    Originally posted by 1dan1982
    Twelve months came first so it should have been serviced six months ago.
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 15th Sep 18, 7:00 PM
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    I would be concerned that a diesel vehicle has only done 7k miles in 18months - you really should opted for a petrol vehicle for that mileage
    Originally posted by JamoLew

    Nonsense. As neilmcl has already said, it depends how it's driven.


    My diesel is unlikely to exceed 5,000 miles this year, but some of that is blasting along the motorway. I don't expect any DPF problems.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 16th Sep 18, 3:30 AM
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    "depending whichever comes first" didn't know this part TBH.
    Originally posted by 1dan1982
    Not sure why because cars for decades have been either mileage or time whichever is reached first. Cars that do low mileage like yours go on an abnormal service schedule because low mileage isn't good for a car.
    • JamoLew
    • By JamoLew 16th Sep 18, 8:00 AM
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    It's not the mileage, it's how those miles are covered. My current diesel has only done 12k in 2 years dues to a change in circumstances but those miles have been covered in mostly long journeys so I've never had an issues with DPFs etc.
    Originally posted by neilmcl

    Nonsense. As neilmcl has already said, it depends how it's driven.


    My diesel is unlikely to exceed 5,000 miles this year, but some of that is blasting along the motorway. I don't expect any DPF problems.
    Originally posted by Car 54


    Don't think I said anything about the DPF.

    (Maybe the OP will return and clarify the type of driving they do to cover that mileage)

    I was meaning purely from a financial point of view.

    The premium paid for a diesel car over a petrol car (and on the fuel) even considering the increased (usually) mpg is unlikely to be retrieved covering that mileage over that timescale.
    Last edited by JamoLew; 16-09-2018 at 8:22 AM.
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