Out of curiosity, how much did you pay back in the UK ?Mildly curious, how much to people pay to service their cars on average?
My car is now out of the warranty period and I've been paying 700 AED for servicing. Seems a bit high. Or is it the norm in Dubai?
Out of curiosity, how much did you pay back in the UK ?
This is the norm for a minor service on a small car (ie Yaris, Panda) in Italy, and I thought that in the UK was even more expensive than that
I paid on an average car 1200Dhs for a regular service of a bigger car, and up to 2500 when changing something major like belts, brake discs, etc...
Seems alright to me. I'm paying about 2500 Dhs for a major service and 1200 Dhs for a minor service from the dealer. In fact, just yesterday, I paid 1300 Dhs just to change the oil, filter and brake fluid.
With my last car, I had one independent service after the warranty expired, it caused me no end of hassle when it came to selling the car, everyone wants full dealer service history.
It is ridiculous if they are. I have had bad services from dealer as well as outside shop, but more from the dealers.Independent service is frowned upon there?
Oil change is "service" to some people. It is better to change oil 5000 km, especially when it is hot - doesn't cost a lot and won't hurt.Did I see that they recommend service every 5000km?
Service interval in Europe is indeed higher, 20.000 km or 1 year at least for the small cars and up to 40-60.000 for the long life service interval german cars like audi, but it's very different climate conditions.Fair enough. Servicing costs are higher in the UK (far higher) but we serviced cars generally once a year. Out here we're asked to service cars every 5,000km, which is about four times a year. So on a year to year basis it ends up costing just about the same.