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Has anyone had their first service done yet? I have just had quotes from three different dealers that vary by £100 shocked.gif

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I paid £236 for mine a couple of weeks ago. They tried to charge £250 initially because they had stuck a bottle of oil and a case in the boot even though there was already one in there and when I complained they tried to fob me off saying it was all part of the service and had to be paid for. In the end they agreed to remove it.

I could have shopped around but didnt have the time to be honest so dont know how it compared with other stealers although I think what I paid was probably quite expensive.

Whilst I was there the service manager was talking to one of the other service staff about how they need to get more business. I think the longlife servicing regimes are affecting stealers at the moment.

They had a sign up advertising a set up for anti car jacking. Basically they were charging £50 + vat to set your car up so the doors autolock at speeds above 5mph. This is a 30 second job on Vagcom but I guess some people will be stupid enough to pay for it.

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mines booked in for tuesday, £140 inc VAT which i thought was ok

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Ryan W that is cheap! I was quoted £190, £245 and £285 all inc vat.

What dealer was that with Ryan W? I am told the service includes oil, fuel, air and pollen filters together with oil and a new sump plug gasket....wow. the_finger.gif

Is that what people have been given?

Lets see if anyone can beat the £285 I was quoted. smashfreakB.gif

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Does it not say in the service book what they do, (i don't have mine here to check but VW group use to put this info in there)

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Whilst I was there the service manager was talking to one of the other service staff about how they need to get more business. I think the longlife servicing regimes are affecting stealers at the moment.

They had a sign up advertising a set up for anti car jacking. Basically they were charging £50 + vat to set your car up so the doors autolock at speeds above 5mph. This is a 30 second job on Vagcom but I guess some people will be stupid enough to pay for it.

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that is truly shocking given you can do this job yourself through the highline computer if fitted. The full computer was a £45 option from the factory coffee.gif

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Whilst I was there the service manager was talking to one of the other service staff about how they need to get more business. I think the longlife servicing regimes are affecting stealers at the moment.

They had a sign up advertising a set up for anti car jacking. Basically they were charging £50 + vat to set your car up so the doors autolock at speeds above 5mph. This is a 30 second job on Vagcom but I guess some people will be stupid enough to pay for it.

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that is truly shocking given you can do this job yourself through the highline computer if fitted. The full computer was a £45 option from the factory coffee.gif

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Or go to a TSN meet and ask someone to do it for you for the price of a pint. Thats stealers for you and I think they will be trying to do more of this kind of thing tas they are not making enough from normal servicing any longer. Another example is that they will carry out a visual check for about £30 I think, but you can do it yourself for free.

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I had the "anti-hijack" done for £10 at my stealers, I thought that was OK tbh, although it's obviously an easy £10 for them!

iirc a dealer up North quoted me £270 for a first service.

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Just left mine in for first service today (13500 miles)

£130 inc vat.

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£130? WOW

Are NI dealers generally cheaper for servicing then?

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Apparently, my dealer advised me that they now set all new cars that they supply on the fixed period servicing schedule as historically customers were not carrying out the basic checks on the variable type. I think this may be a ploy to get more business to their service dept...not sure. tongue.gif Not too worried to be honest, I shall only do approx 6k miles per annum grin.gif Are the prices you are all quoting for the variable service?...different oil grades used for each service!

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£130? WOW

Are NI dealers generally cheaper for servicing then?

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Not sure, but the biggest dealer (Issac Agnew) who is usually a rip off, but serve nice coffee, quoted me £146 inc vat.

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Are the prices you are all quoting for the variable service?...different oil grades used for each service!

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My price was for variable servicing. Here is a breakdown

Labour £52.

Oil £43.

Oil filter £4.70

Pollen filter £8.69.

Screenwash £2.09

Plug £0.90

VAT £19.49

Total £130.87

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They had a sign up advertising a set up for anti car jacking. Basically they were charging £50 + vat to set your car up so the doors autolock at speeds above 5mph.

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I was unaware that car jackers grabbed cars on the move tongue.gif

Can't see how it would halt car jackings unless they throw in some bullet proof glass. They clearly have no idea.

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I must be the cheapest @ £88.56 incl vat grin.gif

Ahh the joys of living in the sticks jump.gif

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I must be the cheapest @ £88.56 incl vat grin.gif

Ahh the joys of living in the sticks jump.gif

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I'm prepared to drive to the sticks for that!! EEK2.GIF

providing it's not NZ or Oz lol!!!

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I was unaware that car jackers grabbed cars on the move

Can't see how it would halt car jackings unless they throw in some bullet proof glass. They clearly have no idea.

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Car-jacking can occur when you stop at traffic lights - they open your drivers door to get to you and/or the keys EEK2.GIF

Alternatively when stopped at traffic lights, they open the passenger door and grab whatever bags/handbags etc that are there - simple theft rather than car-jacking EEK2.GIF

It is true that in some areas where door locking has increased that the toerags are using bricks, hammers etc to "open the window" - but in the GTI if the doors are locked, then they still won't be able to open the door - they'd need to press the door unlock on the drivers side - which may not be known to the opportunist thief (but will for sure for those "stealing to order")

This feature is also useful to prevent "car rage" entry incidents - I had a friend who'd overtaken a van. At traffic lights some way on he'd stopped. The van pulled up behind him, guy got out, opened his drivers door, punched him in the face, popped back into his van and drove off.... EEK2.GIF

It happened so quickly and he was so surprised he didn't get the van's number or anything, but got a fright and bloodly nose (literally) dung.gif

The other security feature you can set up for free with Highline is the driver door only opening with the remote. Tus when you walk to your car, only the drivers door is unloced with the first press of the remote. This reduces the risk of toerags opening the passenger side to "join you". If you want all doors open then press the remote a second time (and so on if you then want all 4 windows open to let out the hot air before you get in - some useful toys available to program on that remote/highlline/VAGcom)

I commend both setup options to all TSNers 169144-ok.gif

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The other security feature you can set up for free with Highline is the driver door only opening with the remote. Tus when you walk to your car, only the drivers door is unloced with the first press of the remote. This reduces the risk of toerags opening the passenger side to "join you". If you want all doors open then press the remote a second time (and so on if you then want all 4 windows open to let out the hot air before you get in - some useful toys available to program on that remote/highlline/VAGcom)

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All VWUK cars are set up like this as standard and have been for a long. 169144-ok.gif

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£80 inc vat in Stokesley, North Yorks. Gone to fixed service intervals too as this didn't happen till 15K. Specialists all the way for me.

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Can't believe that prices at stealers can range from £88 to £285! For the same job! WTF?!? OK so down south they admittedly need to be higher due to higher cost of running a business but this is robbery! 123576-assfeck.gifI've now opted out of SMT so will be looking for a cheap main dealer to service my car when she's due!

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Are these prices all VW, i also find it hard to believe that it varys that much? AMD for me, they are the boys smile.gif

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£80 inc vat in Stokesley, North Yorks. Gone to fixed service intervals too as this didn't happen till 15K. Specialists all the way for me.

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People forget you don't have to have your car serviced at a main dealer anymore. I got our local SEAT dealer to price match a Specialists price for our Leons service this week.

Dealers are often willing to deal to get business. They still make a profit and its not like they don't make a bigger profit off some other poor mug that thinks it has to be serviced by them and then also pays full price. wink.gif

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