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I've just had a look on reg vardy renault site and this is what they describe as a major service

Major Service
Reg Vardy
A comprehensive service (comparable to most manufacturers' annual, or 10,000 to 12,000 mile schedules) designed to meet the servicing needs of your vehicle. Here are a number of the key areas covered.

* Renew oil & filter
* Renew air filter
* Check ignition systems and timing
* Check transmission levels
* Check and top-up, where required, all underbonnet auxiliary fluid levels
* Conduct anti-freeze test
* Inspect exhaust system & catalytic converter
* Electronically check exhaust emissions
* Inspect fuel lines
* Visually inspect coolant system for leaks
* Check and adjust spark plugs (petrol only)
* Replace fuel filter (diesel only)
* Check condition of alternator fan belt

Steering & Suspension

* Check condition of steering and suspension
* Check front wheel alignment
* Check underbody condition

Braking System

* Inspect front/rear brakes for wear
* Inspect brake lines and hoses


* Check condition of tyres including spare and, where necessary, adjust pressures


* Check operation of lights, horn, wipers & washer system
* Check seat belts
* Conduct battery test
* Conduct road test

it seems the only things to replace on my car are the
oil +filter
air filter
fuel filter

the rest seems just to be checks, iknow that its about 30 to get a oil + filter change done at kwick fit but how much for the other 2 filters i dont see where the can justifie the 250 odd pounds for the service.
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It can be useful to get the car checked over with a service, as they can spot potential problems which would have otherwise got missed if you just took it to Kwik-Fit for an oil +filter change. It's this that you're really paying the money for rather than the cost of parts involved.

For example, during my last service they spotted that the ball-joint on the lower wishbone arm was loose and would soon need replacing. It was loose to a degree that I couldn't notice it during driving, however after inspecting it in the garage with the car in the air it was clear that it did need to be looked at. This is something that would of otherwise been overlooked.

Unless you really know your stuff and can confidently say that you can look at a car and determine the current state of the brakes, steering, transmission, suspension, engine, body structure, etc. and know when something needs to be replaced, I'd recommend booking it in for a service.

Having said that, £250 is quite pricey for a service..... I certainly would expect to pay any more than £200 (incl. VAT).
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If your confident in diy servicing then go for it mate.

I do my Lag II every 9k as follows due to the money I save..

Oil Change & Oil Filter ( only tricky part is removing the
engine tray )

Spark Plugs ( buy genuine renault )

Pollen Filter ( buy genuine renault )

Fuel filter is located within the petrol tank and does not generally req changing.

Costs me around 40 for the parts and about 1 1/2 of my time.

If any RF Member wants to drop their Lag II at mine on a Saturday I do it for you and show you how..

As said above the checks are important but TBH mostly you can check the obvious things

Wiper Blades
Suspension Wear
Fluid Levels ( you should do this regularily anyhow )
Brakes ( Lags with Alloys make it easy to check your pad depths and disc wear )

Only thing you'll be missing is a dealer stamp..

However if your car is still under warranty pls make sure the Renault Techs do the job..
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thanks for the replies im not mechanical minded but a mate of mine is a service manager and mot inspector with a large garage and the car is going in tommorow to get the timing belt done as its sitting on 70,400 miles and i've asked him to check it from bumper to bumper so should be alright with the checking part , i think i'll ask him to change the oil and filters while its in.
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Like Laguna 11 I do all my own servicing as I then know it has been done properly! £40 cost and a couple of hours, against my local (40 miles away) Renault dealers £282.

On Riker1's service schedule there are 14 items that should be checked by the owner at least once a week.

Last time I had my car at Renaults, shortly after I bought it (second hand) I was advised my handbrake needed adjusting, it did not need adjusting, I found out one rear caliper was broken internaly and needed renewing! so do they inspect everything properly?
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