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A local SEAT dealer to me has the usual banner strung across the fence of their premises. "Service from £99"
I spoke to one of their mechanics (he parks his car out side my house some days) and asked what did you get for yor money.
filter and air filter plus top up under bonnet levels and look over he replied. Considering the garage charge £75 + VAT per hour labour you ain't gonna get much more than 45 minutes worth of work done at best he cringed and they make us cut every corner possible.
In over 40 years of working in or around the motor trade and seen many of the moves involved personally I have never seen what I think is a decent written service schedule yet - including those by manufacturers. When ever I see a car for sale saying it has a full dealer srvice history I always treat it with a large pinch of salt.
So I have created my own service check list and whilst not exhaustive it is at least the minimum I would carry out myself.
See attached pdf file - although titled !8,000 mile service it may be a good basis to start from,
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l