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Post by Razor120 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:08 pm

Is it worth paying up front for servicing. Picking my new 1.4S up on Friday and wonder if its worth setting it up for the next 3 years.
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Post by Gar Green on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:15 pm

Razor120 wrote:Is it worth paying up front for servicing. Picking my new 1.4S up on Friday and wonder if its worth setting it up for the next 3 years.

It all depends really,

What price are they charging you?
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Post by Razor120 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:30 pm

The quote is about £650 for 3 years
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Post by maddog66 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:47 pm

A good question... I am also considering it for my SZ-T and got a quote from Snows for £744.70 but online with Suzuki I got £689.78 so I guess Snows may well lose out!

What would be good to know is what comes in the "Service Parts Kits" for each year.
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Post by Razor120 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:53 pm

Well i ran the quote from Suzukis website it also tells you whats included.
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Post by Gar Green on Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:51 pm

I'd say you are better off putting a couple of quid aside yourself over the year to pay for a service. That way you do not have to pay any interest and could possibly take advantage of service offers that are on.


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Post by Razor120 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:01 pm

OK Thanks for that.
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Post by Gar Green on Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:05 pm

Just put this together for everyone to see

http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t412-vitara-service-requirements-years-1-3

Might help you make up your mind about your servicing.
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Post by maddog66 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:21 pm

Thanks Gargreen... Most informative!
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Post by graham04 on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:58 pm

When the time comes I will probably use an approved third party to service my Vitara at half the cost of  Suzuki. When the warranty is out I will do it myself for about £50. Even fluid changes are not the chore they used to be.
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Post by Gar Green on Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:05 pm

graham04 wrote:When the time comes I will probably use an approved third party to service my Vitara at half the cost of  Suzuki. When the warranty is out I will do it myself for about £50. Even fluid changes are not the chore they used to be.
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As long as you use a "reputable" garage and OE spec parts and conform to the service requirements your warranty will not be invalidated
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Post by HILLCLIMBER on Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:54 pm

As a mechanic working in the independent sector of the motor trade for the whole of my career I would certainly agree that by using a reputable garage and as Gargreen says using genuine or OE spec parts and conforming strictly to the manufacturer`s schedule you should be fine, the only niggling thought that I have is the possibility of any software upgrades that the dealer may routinely carry out , (assuming this is the case ) which of course may not be available to the independent, just a thought, I may be wide of the mark.
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Post by lvadmaker on Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:13 pm

The original quote we had on our boosterjet when going through the buying process was £500 for the 3 years, we did the deal at £250.
Out of interest the dealer we bought the car from is one of 3 in the UK that can offer "lifetime" warrentee, as long as they get to do the yearly service, as we have a habit of keeping our cars for 10 years or more may be a good deal.

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Post by graham04 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:52 am

Had a conversation with a friend this morning who has just bought a new Discovery Sport, 5 year service plan £499.  I have copied my 3 year quote from  my Suzuki Dealer..makes my blood boil.

Good Morning Mr Heywood,
I have created a quote for a service plan for you for your New Suzuki Vitara.
This quote is based on 3 services, one every 9,000 miles or 12 Months,
whichever comes sooner.
The total retail cost of this is currently £699.00

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Post by JOHNWALES on Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:25 pm

If you sell, or write off your car with any unused servicing package, you lose your money; and in the third year of ownership you may consider cheaper ways of having a service.

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Post by Gar Green on Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:48 pm

Just service as and when, you'll save packets.
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