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Offline Gaz2559

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Full Service with VW parts
« on: 25 December 2013, 17:47 »
Hi all and Merry Christmas.  :smiley:

I bought my golf in June and have done 10,000 miles and it requires a service.

Not sure what service it was originally set up for but the garage I bought from services it and set it up as a time/ distance service. I have read threads and really good advice about the difference between Longlife service and time/ distance and I think I fall within the longlife as I drive around 30 miles a day to/ from work mix of A and B roads and some city at the end. I rarely rev it over 3,000 and drive to Inverness approx 5 times a a year. Try to keep cold starts and short journeys to a minimum.

Anyway, I have always used my local garage and friend of dads to do a service, costing around £100 to £150 for a full service on a BMW 5 series. This time round I have found another local garage that are VW specialists and will do a full Lifelong service using all VW parts and do a full Diagnostic health check as they have all the equipment. Total price is £220. Is this reasonable and should I do use this new garage?

As an alternative from VWparts online I can buy all that I need for approx £50 and could do it all myself but I can't do a full system health check, stamp the book and do all the other usual full service checks etc. thoughts?

Damn service in the middle of Christmas with my wife due our 1st child!  :shocked: :grin:

Cheers!

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #1 on: 25 December 2013, 19:58 »
For dpf went bang vw didn't want to know so after this they called and asked if i wanted a major service £249 or oil and filter £150 i said whats the point you mugged me off for dpf serviced myself £63 :)

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #2 on: 25 December 2013, 20:29 »
Take a look at this  http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/servicing/regimes, as it all depends on the type of driving you do.

Your call but I'd stick with getting a vw specialist to service, so you can get all the appropriate stamps in the book.  Will pay off when selling/trading in.  Note that vw use Longlife oil now regardless of type of service regime.
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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #3 on: 25 December 2013, 20:38 »
With respect booth i've traded in 5 cars and i'm only 26 they didn't care about service history you get f**kd over some way or another i had vw full service and if they helped with dpf i would of continued i'm a helicopter tech so like to think i know what i'm doing but if you got no technical ability take it to vw spec

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #4 on: 25 December 2013, 21:17 »
With respect booth i've traded in 5 cars and i'm only 26 they didn't care about service history you get f**kd over some way or another i had vw full service and if they helped with dpf i would of continued i'm a helicopter tech so like to think i know what i'm doing but if you got no technical ability take it to vw spec

Fair point Matty.  If you can do it yourself and are not bothered about the service book, then go for it,  though it sounds like the OP has other priorities looming.
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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #5 on: 25 December 2013, 21:23 »
Lol didn't read the whole thing lol sorry best of luck with the little one

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #6 on: 25 December 2013, 21:42 »
I think I need the fixed distance

Uneconomical driving using high rpms with heavy acceleration and heavy braking.  :cool:
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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #7 on: 25 December 2013, 22:12 »
Cheers for all your replies.

It's a place called Swift Motoring Engineering in Newcastle. Unfortunately I'm not confident enough to do a full service, check all the necessaries etc, although I have removed and cleaned an EGR valve on last car and replaced a final stage resistor unit. On this car I've removed the boot lining to fix a leaking rear washer pipe. I wish I could do a proper full service, be able to change brake pads and discs etc. I think I need to go on a course!

For the time being I am going to try Swift Motor Engineering and rest in the knowledge it is done properly!

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #8 on: 25 December 2013, 22:25 »
Mate honestly brake pads and discs is sooooo easy have a look for some youtube vids

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Re: Full Service with VW parts
« Reply #9 on: 25 December 2013, 23:07 »
Have you got an address for them as I dont recall them at the moment.

 I would always use the time and distance service option of 10k or 1 year and also use the VW aproved oil not just oil that socalled meets the vw standard. Infact the quantum vw stuff from tps the last time I bought some was cheaper than just about anyone elses anyway.

Some of the main dealers will also price match within a certain distance from them which maybe worth thinking about.

I use a bloke in Rothbury for anything I dont fancy tackling on any of my cars or have time to do but hes often booked solid for months

Would be interesting to know what swift would charge to change a timeing chain tensioner on a GTI and if they have ever done one.
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