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Re: Hello and I have a servicing question

Personally, I would prefer the oil to be changed at that sort of mileage from new - get rid of any bedding-in products.

If it flagged up necessary again in a short period, then I'd get bothered. As Coup says, in the past I have always (and typically aim to still do it) change my oil before winter sets in, then again in spring when its warm enough that I can be bothered. I've dropped that to 'when its warm enough' (once a year) due to cost of oil , but also that that more expensive oil should (supposedly) be more stable to engine-stress-induced breakdown.

Maybe the service light has tripped because of the period of time since the service 'clock' was at zero. Had it been sitting around a while before being sold to you? There are occasions where cars have sat around for years before being sold. Can you find a date stamp on a piece of trim somewhere, to indicate when the car was made?
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