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Just took my car in for its 12,000 mile service today down at the yocal Renault Dealer Chimps. They still insist that my car isnt due for its first service until 18,000. Doh! But they kindly said that they will do a 1st service for me anyway if I insisted on it!!
A bit worrying isnt it. I wonder how many people would have taken them at their word? A subsequent warranty claim at 15K would doubtless result in a refusal on grounds of not having followed the proper service schedule. Potential nightmare!
They insisted it was every 18000 miles and when I said Id had it serviced at 12000 they said it wasnt due another until 36000!
Only after they called me back after checking properly the service intervals did they discover it was in fact every 12000! Bloody typical of renault having to argue for 30 mins just to get your car serviced at the right intervals!
Someone from the Edinburgh area had their 172 serviced a couple of weeks ago at Abercromby Renault, I wonder what they had done! Cant remember if it was Rentaghost or Towser. Perhaps if they read this they will let you know.
Thats what I thought. But the box isnt ticked that says air filter - also not been charged for one.
One problem I have at the mo is that my Service manual was lost by the supplying dealer - so I cant check the schedule!! Luckily they have ordered a new one for me - free of charge. How thoughtful of them!
Oh yeah you said how much they charged you derrrrr sorry. £127 isnt too bad for a 12k service if they had done everything. I will look in my book tomorrow and tell you what they should have done (which will include air filter).
I take it you took your car to the Renault dealership on Sir Frank Whittle Road - where they any good? Didnt you also have that metallic rattle coming from your exhaust? Have you got that sorted out yet?
Mines due for 1st service very soon and Ill probably end up using that dealer.
of course it matters - doesnt matter whether it appears clean or not!!! if the manufacturer says it should be done, then the garage should do it, and of course if it wasnt done they would say it invalidated the warranty if they could get away with it - that was a really dim comment if you ask me! would you pay Tescos for a loaf of bread that they didnt give you????? I think not!
Rich - my services have been somewhere around £130 for both 12k and 24k