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Re: Service every year, or when trip computer says...
Well, it should be serviced at the recommended intervals for that model, whatever that may be.
I stand by what I said previously though - if the intervals have been ignored, the manufacturer will take a dim view of (how they see it), the owner neglecting his own car, and will not honour warranty issues relating to service items affected by overstepping the service period.
At the end of the day, you cannot have your cake & eat it, you either have the car serviced at the correct periods and maintain the warranty (its a T & C of the warranty), or you choose to save the money, and run the risk from what happens thereafter.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater