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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-02, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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confused Service Question

OK ive never paid for a service, since my bro is a mechanic. so all ive evr paid for it parts at trade price.

But to all of you that got pay for your car to be seviced...... how much does it cost and how often do you service your car??? I service mine every 5000.

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I used to subscribe to the theory that I should service mine every 5,000, but I have barely done that many kays in the time that I've had it, so I 6 months or so is my standard interval. Cost varies because I was usually having other stuff done at the same time.

But my next service I will probably do myself, which should be fun.

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Don't know of this will be of any help, but anyway, where I work they charge $120 for what they call an interim service, basically its an inspeciton of the car, change oil/filter/sump plug gasket, adjust the handbrake, top up all fluid levels, check it on the computer and you get a car wash aswell, all up it takes about half hour for the mechanic to go over it, 5 minutes for the foreman to road test, then get washed and its done.

Bigger services obviously cost more, I think 30,000 services are about 220 and just about everything gets changed except brake pads

Service intervals are 7,500km or every 6 months, which ever comes first

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