Author Topic: Who still uses main dealers to service and maintain their little pride and joy??  (Read 1905 times)

Offline amanda

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Was trying to see if I could get a poll going for the above but I cannot seem to find one!!!! :fighting:

So as they say.........for the sh*ts n giggles let’s see if anyone does  :signLOL:

Well I do!!!!!


And I know someone else does but wether he will admit to it is another question  :thinking:

Offline Dogma

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I do


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Offline rich83

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Not used a main dealer for years.

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I did until my service book ran out of space last year.  I think that's enough dealer servicing for a 12 year old car  :smiley:   I do everything myself now using dealer parts only.  Well, I always did the big jobs myself anyway but having a 'limited edition' I thought it prudent to keep service stamps up......but I don't think that matters past 100K tbh.  100K still is and will always be a mental barrier for 99% of used car buyers.  Even if you could demonstrate a team of VW engineers from Germany flew over and personally mollycoddled your car every year......it would make no difference in terms of resale value.  All people care about is mileage, in spite of it not being a reliable measure of condition.
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I used VW in Cirencester once with my first Mk5 GTI, but discovered a few days later they had cracked my engine cover!  The ‘free valet’ was s**t as well.  Not been back since.

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Not used a main dealer for years.
Same here. Only been to dealers once in 12 years for a warranty issue. Do my own work, servicing, replacing and repairing. Just as long as the net doesn't get switched off Ill be OK :smiley:
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I used VW in Cirencester once with my first Mk5 GTI, but discovered a few days later they had cracked my engine cover!  The ‘free valet’ was s**t as well.  Not been back since.

Yep, because they yank the cover off like a deranged Orangutan when the engine is cold instead of lifting it off a hot engine gently.  Demand they replace it.  A nice £450+VAT lesson for them.  Knobbers.   Yep VW valets are sh*te and I always decline them.
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Serviced myself, my local place doesn't do everything you ask and obviously would never take a "free valet".

My daily is getting serviced by them, £40 for two oil changes so I'll be providing the oil and instructing them not to wash it

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Considering their prices and how much less a local garage (with a more pleasant and easy to deal with mechanic) is, I'd use local garages every time.