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24th March 2015 18:36
I know that there is a good oil company (Opie oils) is a genuine oil company, however there is a company that will sell you mineral oil for the price of fully synthetic. I know because a friend of mine had it analysed at work.
24th March 2015 17:31
swinton I have used it for years with no probs .use gm oil of eBay 5-30 oil
24th March 2015 14:56
buyer beware ! Some oil from ebay (as well as many other parts) are not what it says on the tin IE Fake.
I purchased 20L of dexos2 for £68 from a vx dealer in Oldham. I change my oil every 10,000mls and cover 20,000mls/year. Modern oils are good but with the regen diluting the oil and the turbo running at 20,000 rpm I feel justified.
24th March 2015 13:36
swinton I believe the fist service on a new antara is only a oil change .I try to get genuine parts plus oil of eBay or the net take to local dealer and just pay labour works out a lot cheaper
24th March 2015 10:02
I think there is a vast disparity in service prices around the country. Cheaper up north I think!
24th March 2015 09:27
swinton Was quoted £150 for first service on new antara at Perry's
24th March 2015 09:09
Originally Posted by AntaraMatt
I don't understand why people buy a new car and then complain that they have to pay to service it correctly...
Indeed Sir; having bought 2 brand new Antara SE Nav models both circa £25K, around 18 months apart, I'm now more happy to have the 'comfort blanket' of a dealer service/warranty cover to protect my investment. The only thing I get done elsewhere (at my local garage) is an interim Oil Service every 10Kmiles to avoid the 'oil quality' warning lamp coming on -and then it's done with proper Dexos2!

Summer shall see the first service on our newest Antara, so I'll get to compare if the customer service experience at PV has improved any since last time ...


Edited by: Lazarus
24th March 2015 08:31
kiego Just been quoted for a 3-rd service 215£ in Pentagon Sheffield, but because I just join to myvauxhall they gave me 15% discount and also 20£ voucher .Total cost of service is 165£.
Happy days for me
24th March 2015 02:48
I don't understand why people buy a new car and then complain that they have to pay to service it correctly. If you lose your paintwork warranty over not wanting to pay £40 or whatever you are quite foolish. This is highlighted by a few owners having rust issues at a young age. You won't feel so clever when you have to spend hundreds of £ next year on removing rust.
I just paid £250 for my first service and was perfectly happy to do so. No warranty worries for me, that's why I bought a 6 month old car.

Mini rant over!
24th March 2015 01:18
Fourvees My Dealer offered to lower the First Service charge to £250 Because he knows that if you want to keep your Anti Corrosion Warranty then Vauxhall insist that it is inspected by a Vauxhall Agent and my Agent wants to charge me £40 for a 5minute check of the cars condition. So at just 1 year old and 8500 miles on the clock I will lose my Anti Corrosion warranty because I'm damned if I'm going to support services that are anti competitive and expensive.

Anyone who is looking to buy a Vauxhall who thinks that they are protected by Block exemption servicing should be aware of this. Vauxhall will only allow the check to be carried out by a Vauxhall Dealer and if you refused to pay the extortionate service charge for the car they will get you by charging you £40 to spend 5 minutes checking your Body Panels.

So who protects the consumer from this anti competitive behaviour ?
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