In Car Service Warnings Can Be Misleading

Wednesday, 15. September 2010

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Beware of service intervals. As most people know service intervals have been extending and it’s not uncommon for cars to have 18,000 or 20,000 mile service intervals. If you are a low mileage user this could suggest that if you had a car for 3 years, covering around 6,000 or less miles per annum, you wouldn’t have to carry out a single service to retain the car’s warranty. But this is unlikely to be the case as most service recommendations are an either or recommendation, i.e. 20,000 miles or 2 years, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, some cars have a service warning indicator that is simply linked to the mileage of the car and may advise that after 5,000 miles you have 15,000 miles to your next service but this doesn’t take account of the fact that the car needs a service when 2 years old. This has to be done to retain the car’s warranty. Auto Express successfully challenged Peugeot when a couple who had a 1007 for over 2 years  and only covered 5,000 miles, believing they still had 15,000 miles to cover before a service was due, had a problem with the ABS system which could have resulted in a £900 bill. The moral is to check the terms of your warranty and check the car’s service requirements in order to maintain the warranty. This is the second Peugeot that I have heard of that has experienced an ABS failure, the other I successfully challenged Peugeot over and had it replaced under the warranty after they had initially refused to pay out. Have you had a problem with the ABS fitted to your Peugeot? Please let me know? By Graham Hill

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One Response to “In Car Service Warnings Can Be Misleading”

  1. Buying New Car Says:

    Yes one should check the terms of warranty and check the car’s service requirements in order to maintain the warranty. I wish you success and good luck for your efforts.

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