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DanAdams

mkV GTI - switching service type

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My GTI came set to longlife servicing - my salesperson didnt actually tell me there was an alternative. I have discovered that in fact it is possible for the car to be set to standard "time and distance" servicing, and that this better suits my driving habits - frequent short stop/start journeys, commute of less than 3 miles.

However, my dealership is saying that they can only switch the service type on my car if they do a service at the same time - at a cost of £80.00.

Is there any way that I can get around this? I want the servicing switched so that it becoomes due at 10,000 miles but I don't really want to have to pay for a service now with the car only at 4000 miles.

Cheers

Dan

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Dealer bulls**t again, they should have asked you when you collected the car which service schedule you require. Tell them to change it or give VW Uk customer service a call. 169144-ok.gif

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Are you sayign that it is techincally perfectly possible to switch the service type mid-interval? Or that an oil change is required at same time but that they should fit the bill?

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The dealer is right and wrong

You can have a service done at 10k mile or 1 year and then set the service light to Time Distance servicing and change the vehicles service plan

But they can not set the service light to Time/Distance because if they did the service lght would not come on to 14000 miles or the age of the vehicle plus 365 days.

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The oil is put in at the factory, how do you think they drive it of the transporter. Service lights are there as a guide to remid you, what's printed in yor schedule is what really matters. Get them to reset it, they are talking dung.gif

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