Had mine done yesterday, by my local team who have used for years, and had what you are saying, oil and filter change for just £70. well worth it, for those of us who don't do our own servicing,This is an interesting post for me because it is timely. My Yeti had an oil and filter change one year ago and the light has just come up. I have done only a few miles since then and I don't think the engine really needs another oil and filter yet, but I have saved so much in petrol money over the year and I am an old fogey who used to feel a better man after checking the distributor cap, cb points and going over all the grease nipples, that a few bob spent in my local garage will cheer me up. And give me something interesting to think about and the car will run noticeably sweeter. Possibly.
That’s good value, the oil and filter alone would cost nearly half of that.Had mine done yesterday, by my local team who have used for years, and had what you are saying, oil and filter change for just £70. well worth it, for those of us who don't do our own servicing,
I have used Steadfast Autos in Crowthorne for nigh on 16+ years and been very happy with them.Perhaps you should name yours. Motest have got more expensive recently.
Noted and thanks.The price quoted for MOTEST (£99) was for more than just an oil and filter change.
Depends to some extent what the "requirements" are aimed at achieving!Not all of us want to or can afford to spend money every year on work that is not required.
You and me both! During the period of 25 years or so that I drove "Company Cars" as part of my job, regularly travelling the length or breadth of the country, I was obliged to use dealers who held manufacturer franchises for servicing and maintenance work. As a condition of the car's fleet lease. While it was nice to take the cars in and say "fix it". I also used to check what had been done. Like yourself. Caught Vauxhall, Renault and Citroen dealers doing oil changes without changing the filter. Despite itemising that as a part supplied on the invoice. A Renault dealer who knowingly fictionalised the "24 point health check". Same one who had failed to order in the specialised parts (a new dash display module) until the day I arrived to have it replaced - despite me quoting the part number to them 10-days prior when I booked it in. ("Can you leave it with us 2-3 days" was their initial response at the time. For a swap job that took 20-25 minutes, including the computer reset of the previous mileage.).I am probably the customer from **** as I go around checking that items have been done.
And when they do sell their car they come out with words like "one careful owner"!!I'm regularly slightly perplexed at the economic (or environmental) logic of owners who say they can't afford a £40 oil and filter change every 12-months. Then happily shell out several £1000s or even £10,000s for a fresh car every 3 years or so. or the monthly lease equivalent of £250-350/mo. "Now't so queer as fowk!" - as they say where I live.