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Service or not to service?
« October 11, 2017, 05:34:58 »
Hi,

I am after some advise please. I bought my I-30 a year ago now and only done 4k miles. When I bought it it had a service as part of deal in buying it. Is there any point in servicing it with little millage done? I am in two minds whether its worth it this year and do next year, there are no issues with the car and it runs lovely. Thinking if its not broke don't fix it? I got to MOT the car soon anyway which will bring anything up not aware of.

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Re: Service or not to service?
« Reply #1 : October 11, 2017, 05:41:47 »
Check the logbook details. Servicings tend to fall due at mileage or time, whichever occurs FIRST. Your decision to skip a servicing may void your warranty.
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« Reply #2 : October 11, 2017, 05:44:52 »
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« Reply #3 : October 11, 2017, 05:56:51 »
Check the logbook details. Servicings tend to fall due at mileage or time, whichever occurs FIRST. Your decision to skip a servicing may void your warranty.
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« Reply #4 : October 11, 2017, 06:07:50 »
Just like mine. So it's a question of whether you want to maintain it to logbook standard for resale or peace of mind or not. The decision is entirely yours. Just be aware that fluids tend to degrade over time even when not in heavy use.
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« Reply #5 : October 11, 2017, 07:01:56 »
With so few miles in such a long time, most definitely change the oil and filter. You're more likely to have issues than something in daily use and high mileage. Having to change it only once a year, you are lucky.  :spitty:
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« Reply #6 : October 11, 2017, 09:02:44 »
Thanks all ! I have decided to book it in for an interim service so fluids are topped up and changed.
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Re: Service or not to service?
« Reply #7 : October 11, 2017, 15:01:40 »
Thanks all ! I have decided to book it in for an interim service so fluids are topped up and changed.

Good move, it only needs to be a basic service as you say. Just oil and oil filter and and an inspection /top up of other filters and fluids. Probably just use a local mechanic with a good reputation to save a bit of money. Supplying your own filters and oil bought online or on special may save you even more.
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Re: Service or not to service?
« Reply #8 : October 11, 2017, 17:58:23 »
Are you uk based?

If so check the hy uk web site for their service and mot package for circa  140.

When i did mine in may it included foc 12 months AA full breakdown cover
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Re: Service or not to service?
« Reply #9 : October 12, 2017, 06:36:02 »
Yes I'm in the UK, thanks for that I booked it with service stop having an interim service and MOT for 85.00 with 12 months warranty on parts and they pick up and return car to you. I could have had full service for extra 40 but don't need a full one and need to save the pennies lol. Plus I have breakdown cover already.
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Re: Service or not to service?
« Reply #10 : October 12, 2017, 12:48:53 »
Yes I'm in the UK, thanks for that I booked it with service stop having an interim service and MOT for 85.00 with 12 months warranty on parts and they pick up and return car to you. I could have had full service for extra 40 but don't need a full one and need to save the pennies lol. Plus I have breakdown cover already.
That is cheap give mot full cost is 54.

Just hope they don't try to load the cost re mot work!
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