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#1 WHITEyy118

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:09 AM

I started a thread back a while ago asking where I should get my car serviced but didn't get much help :(

So I though I'd ask again with some more info. Basically my car (Focus TDCi 56 reg) has done 40k BUT hasn't had it's 37.5k service yet. So I got some quotes for a major service which are as follows.

Local Ford Dealer (small) : 240, Usual filters changed (plus fuel as it's a diesel) but nothing said about fluids or spark plugs???? :huh: also they said they'd check brakes for 30.

Ford Dealer John Grose (Very large): 259, Usual filters, spark plugs, fluids checked and topped and brakes,suspension and lighting checked. Plus at the same time they'd look at anything else I wanted (not free though).

Nationwide Autocentre : 186 (AA discount), Usual filters, spark plugs and SOME fluids (including brakes).

So is it just simply use the cheapest or should I go to a dealer? Plus has anyone used Nationwide Autocentres before? Are they cheap for a reason? I'm open to recommendations.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

I started a thread back a while ago asking where I should get my car serviced but didn't get much help :(

So I though I'd ask again with some more info. Basically my car (Focus TDCi 56 reg) has done 40k BUT hasn't had it's 37.5k service yet. So I got some quotes for a major service which are as follows.

Local Ford Dealer (small) : 240, Usual filters changed (plus fuel as it's a diesel) but nothing said about fluids or spark plugs???? :huh: also they said they'd check brakes for 30.

Ford Dealer John Grose (Very large): 259, Usual filters, spark plugs, fluids checked and topped and brakes,suspension and lighting checked. Plus at the same time they'd look at anything else I wanted (not free though).

Nationwide Autocentre : 186 (AA discount), Usual filters, spark plugs and SOME fluids (including brakes).

So is it just simply use the cheapest or should I go to a dealer? Plus has anyone used Nationwide Autocentres before? Are they cheap for a reason? I'm open to recommendations.


Well isnt the eloy due for a topup at 37thou if thats included seems reasonable to me.

Also if you have a TDCI why would you need Spark plugs?? :blink:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:15 PM

Well isnt the eloy due for a topup at 37thou if thats included seems reasonable to me.

Also if you have a TDCI why would you need Spark plugs?? :blink:


Sorry I just realised what I said. It's because I contacted 1 of the above and they said they would replace spark plugs. Obviously they were referring to a major service for a petrol, but I just compared that to the others LOL. My first diesel and I've only had it 3 months. Luckily I'm better when it comes to the correct fuel.

And sorry I didn't really understand the rest of your post. What seems reasonable? Which 1?

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:41 PM

[quote name='WHITEyy118' timestamp='1287507906' post='101451']
Sorry I just realised what I said. It's because I contacted 1 of the above and they said they would replace spark plugs. Obviously they were referring to a major service for a petrol, but I just compared that to the others LOL. My first diesel and I've only had it 3 months. Luckily I'm better when it comes to the correct fuel.

And sorry I didn't really understand the rest of your post. What seems reasonable? Which 1?
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[Quote: Ford Dealer John Grose (Very large): £259, Usual filters, spark plugs, fluids checked and topped and brakes,suspension and lighting checked. Plus at the same time they'd look at anything else I wanted (not free though).]

As the eloy fuild is quite pricey.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 06:25 PM

Eolys fluid you mean? And mine is a 1.8TDCi 56 reg so I don't think it has a DPF. But I think I might go with them anyway because they include the brake checks for free.


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