Servicing my vehicle whilst under a PCP agreement

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  1. rousetafarian

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    With all the talk on here about PCP agreements I'm sure someone can help me here....

    I have got a car under a PCP agreement in June last year on 36k miles, it is currently on 45k miles and I've got a Service reminder from the MB dealership. It's still under their warranty.

    I've heard of 'block exemption', in that a buyer cannot be forced to use a particular dealership unless the contract stipulates so, and mine does. So be it.

    What has narked me is that this is an maintenance 'A' service that comprises of pretty much filters, lubes, visual inspections etc for £239.00 and then they want £75.00 to replace the brake fluid as an optional extra....if I deselect this 'optional' extra then I could incur major charges at the end of the term by not following manufacturer's guidelines.

    Should I deselect or just lump it and deal with it?
     
  2. AMc

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  3. Epicurus

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    What does your service book say for brake fluid changes? Most cars are 2 or 3 years.
     
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    It has to come down to the wording of the PCP agreement.
    I'd be surprised if it made mention of 'optional' items.
    After all, optional is different from compulsory.
     
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    Annoying isn't it. My mrs took her DS3 in for its first service this week, £219 and if she wanted brake fluid it was another £50.

    I guess £239 isn't bad for a MB comparing it to Citroen's service cost for a small car.
     
  6. Iain42

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    I remember MB as being steep when I had my E Class. Had my XF in last week, and was £249 all in at a Jaguar dealer. Seems quite reasonable when I look above.
     
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    Wow I'm surprised by this. We took the Audi servicing with our A1. It was IIRC £200 for the term of the 48 month PCP (however the servicing message only came on today and stated it was 900 miles before the actual service) the car, today, has 17800 miles on at 22 months.
     
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    I would just pay it and be safe, less hassle when your contract is up.
     
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    Check your service schedule. See whether it really is required or whether the dealer is "helpful" and suggest to do it now. ;) I suspect it is the latter.
     

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