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    Hey, i know i've added a few threads already today but whilst replying to someone elses I remembered something.

    I have just recently had my 80k service, which I think cost a little ott.

    I paid £280 for a full 80k service, cam belt, tensioners etc, sparks, air/oil/fuel/pollen filter change. Breaks re-aligned, handbreak adjusted, rotting break pipe replaced, spot weld on exhaust pipe that is falling off at the flange.

    Do you think £280 is justified? or do you think I was ripped off? As they kept on changing their minds ( got to have a vat registered service to keep my warranty valid although it's worth nothing but toffee lol ).

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    cambelt kit change in my local area is £230 - Service is £100 (Special offer)

    So think it was a reasonable price.

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    Sounds like a good price to me. Mt local dealer wanted £250 just for the Cam Belt change.

    I got it done for about £150. Then a service with "extras" on top, you should be happy with that.

    Where abouts are you from.
    Service cost are different from dealer to dealer due to different labour rates.

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    Up in Newcastle, well not shy of it ne ways. But I was quoted £120 for the service, and originally £50 for the cambelt change, but they then changed their minds as they forgot to mention the tensioners etc. But then started calling me about rotting break pipes etc. lol I got the car from yes car credit, the only thing they got right was putting new break pads and shoes on.

    The rest of the car is falling apart I hoped the service would clean it up abit in which I can now drive 30 mph in 5th gear without it complaining. Although since the fuel filter change, it's been eating fuel like nowt on earth.

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    So you didn't have it serviced at a Vauxhall dealer then?

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    I've got my 80k service coming up soon, got a few quotes of £195 - £230 for the cambelt alone, not sure about the other stuff yet, so i would say thats ok

    (I just hope the its not loads for the service on my car! )

    Quote Originally Posted by keif
    So you didn't have it serviced at a Vauxhall dealer then?
    Someone i know had to pay over £400 for a service at a vauxhall dealer!

    Full Vauxhall service historys are good to have when trying to sell the car, but is it worth it in the short term?
    Astra Mk4 2.0 16v SRi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon G
    Someone i know had to pay over £400 for a service at a vauxhall dealer!
    Yes but did they HAVE to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    Service costs are different from dealer to dealer due to different labour rates.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon G
    Full Vauxhall service historys are good to have when trying to sell the car, but is it worth it in the short term?
    IMO yes, long term and short term. As you say, seeling a car with a Full Vauxhall Service history is easier.
    Some people don't see it that wat due to cost,
    I'm lucky i've found a great dealer who looks after me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    IMO yes, long term and short term. As you say, seeling a car with a Full Vauxhall Service history is easier.
    Some people don't see it that wat due to cost,.
    A mate of mine swears by a BMW dealership, always gets his servicing done there, without fail (How much money!) But i suppose its the money you've got at the time you need it serviced (for me, not a lot )
    If i had the money, i would get it done properly at vauxhall
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    Exactly, Jon G.

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    I may have money but i'm not rich, getting it serviced at vx was going to cost me £350 excluding labour. Now I would love to be a vx mech, how much money must they earn, I think it was £37.50 per half hour the last time I checked.

    As for servicing I have to get it done by a VAT registered garage every 6 months, and my dad recommended a local garage, as they done such a good job on his car, although his car, is wasted. He works about a 5 min walk from where he lives ( owns his own company ), and drives there in a Mazda 626se, and does that every day, he very rarely drives further.

    My car has been vx serviced until this service, it's an ex phh car ( business ) which means high mileage, and well looked after. Hmmm, why did they get rid of it then?

    It's a nice car, suitable for the family but just plain boring for me, so thats why I want to play around with it, a car-pc is going in next ( i'm an I.T Technician and Software/Web Developer ).

    Gav

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