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Servicing a new car

Changes to the Block Exemption Regulations in 2002 included clauses intended to increase  choice when it comes to servicing of a new car. You cannot be obliged  e.g. as a condition of warranty, to have your car serviced by a  franchised dealer.
Other changes at that time permitted multi-brand showrooms and no  longer obliged dealers to combine sales and service/repair  though most have continued to do so.
The work can be carried out by an independent garage as long as that  garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the  manufacturer's service schedule. Independent garages generally have much lower overheads than franchised dealers so our hourly labour rate is  also cheaper.
Although you are free to have your car serviced at whichever garage  you like - and benefit from the cost savings -  you will still be covered by the manufacturer’s  warranty if the car develops a major fault.

What is the difference between an Interim Service and a Full Service?

A Full Service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car  and recommended every 12,000 miles or 12 months whichever is sooner.  Some manufacturers may recommend more frequent checks. Interim Servicing is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for  those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more  regularly. An Interim Service every 6,000 miles or 6 months helps keep  your car safe and roadworthy between full services.