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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 am 
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wee mac wrote:

I don’t understand that?


Not at all it's just that BB suggested I could save a few quid by not having the battery in one key changed. Just pointing out that a battery at this dealer is only £ 2 to change, including labour.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Here's a list of all the service work I have had done since 2012...

Peugeot 107
22/11/12 Oil and Filter Change (Peugeot Independent) £ 52.76 inc 5% GST
30/09/13 Full Service and New Indicator Stalk Fitted (Peugeot Independent) £ 340 inc 5% GST

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16/02/16 Oil and Filter Change, Brake Fluid, Brake Bleed, Pollen Filter, Key Battery and Screen Wash (Smart Main Dealer) £ 406.53 inc 5% GST
26/01/17 Oil and Filter Change and Key Battery (Mercedes Independent) £ 137.52 inc 5% GST

The biggest con was the Smart Main Dealer service, they quoted me £ 265 +5% GST but it turns out that was for labour only, I was flabbergasted when they said the final bill was over £ 400.

I didn't know how much the Peugeot independent were going to charge for the full service and indicator stalk but I was told the stalk itself was £ 80 therefore £ 260 for the service and stalk fitment didn't seem so bad. I don't know exactly what was changed during this service.

I did know what the latest Oil and Filter change from the Mercedes independent was going to cost but I figured it was worth it with the associated health checks and it was a Mercedes dealer after all. I was aware that Hyundai main dealer would do it for £ 99 + GST or £ 49.95 + GST during one of their promotions to get people through the door but was sold on the Mercedes Independent.

So this next one will most likely be...

01/02/18 Oil and Filter Change, Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Brake Fluid, Brake Bleed and Key Battery (Hyundai Main Dealer) £ 277.08 inc 5% GST

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Softouch Automatic Gear Programme
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:42 pm 
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So if l have read that correctly, you get a full service for less than the labour charge, by not going to Smart Main Dealer.
Was that the garage that set the tyre pressures wrong?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:49 pm 
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So if l have read that correctly, you get a full service for less than the labour charge, by not going to Smart Main Dealer.
Was that the garage that set the tyre pressures wrong?


Yes I get a full service including air filter and spark plugs for less than the labour charge at the Smart main dealer. To be fair none of the garages have ever set the tyre pressures right but I don't know if the Peugeot independent did because I never checked my tyre pressures in those days.

What p*ssed me off even more is that they charged me £ 285 + 5% GST for labour not even the £ 265 + 5% GST they quoted.

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Smart Radio 9
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Softouch Automatic Gear Programme
Bodypanels & Tridion Cell in Silver Metallic
15" Alloy Wheels


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Yes I've gone from one extreme to the other with regards to tyre pressures.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm 
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I've contacted 41 local garages/mechanics to obtain estimates for a major service to include...

Change Engine Oil, Engine Oil Filter, Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Brake Fluid & Bleed Brakes and Battery in Vehicle Key (One key only)

R B Motor Repairs £ 140 + Parts
ALS Autos Approx. £ 165 + Parts
M.B.C Motor Repairs £ 170 + Parts
A.P.R. Motor Repairs £ 171 + Parts
Ricardo Araujo £ 172
JLR Vehicle Services £ 190
Pro 1 Motors £ 200
Car Care Centre £ 200 + Parts
S.P.G. Wells Motors £ 212.28
Kyle Simon Mobile Mechanic £ 220
Car-Mech £ 220
Mobile Motorworks £ 220 to £ 250
Motormend Jersey £ 221.19
Car Tech CI £ 225
West End Garage £ 228.05
Tuning Solutions & Imports £ 240.47
Derek Warwick Honda £ 243.95
Roberts Garage £ 245 to £ 265
Matts Motors £ 247.53
J S Motors £ 250 to £ 300
Seaton Garage £ 251.58
Goodwins Garage Approx. £ 260
Hudson Motor Company £ 262.50 + Parts
Chevron Motor Co Ltd £ 263.27
La Moye Motors Ltd £ 267.62
Jersey Hyundai £ 277.08
The Car Clinic (Matt Leech) £ 279.61
F R Garage £ 284.42
Kevin Beaton Automotive £ 302.18
The Mansell Collection £ 304.50
The Grease Monkeys Limited £ 307
Morris Marine & Motors £ 316.80
Bel Royal Motors Approx. £ 350
Silvio Alves Motor Repairs £ 360.05
Sion Garage Approx. £ 360.68
Ruellans Garage £ 391.61
Oakhurst Garage £ 392.90
Heffords Motor Repair Approx. £ 400
Bagot Road Garage £ 405
Freelance Jersey Approx. £ 409.50
Jacksons (Smart Main Dealer) £ 547.05

Not all of these will be a "proper" service, some will just be for the part changes listed at the very top of this message.

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Softouch Automatic Gear Programme
Bodypanels & Tridion Cell in Silver Metallic
15" Alloy Wheels


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Go to Jacksons or car mechanic


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Probably going to go with these guys...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:37 pm 
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So you're gonna save some dosh, don't forget to get them to stamp your book and reset the light


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