Does anyone know if you actually need to have your 172 serviced at a Renault authorised dealer in order to keep the Renault warranty valid or can it be serviced at your local garage (non renault) ? I was told that if any car mechannic is VAT registered and the car is serviced as per the schedule in the book then the Official Renault Warranty is still Valid? Dealer of course tells me otherwise! but wondered what any other 172 owners thought of this? and if any get theirs serviced by a non renault mechanic?
Also is it me or do the official dealers know nothing about the 172? I enquired about new brake pads and the same dealer at two different branches quoted me two different prices for front brake pads!!! one was £112.50 inc vat and fitting , the other was £95 ! then they said they are same pads as 1.4 ! which they ARE NOT!!! - worrying!!
Any comments gratefully received on this subject .