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I am sure some of you may have had this experience.
-Rang up my local VW Main Dealer for a "Quote" for servicing. Firstly, having fallen of my chair with the price, they proceeded to explain that I should also have an "Engine Flush" (sounds very painful...), Aircon "re-gas" etc etc.
-So here are the prices they quoted me: £615+VAT for 2nd Longlife Service + £79.95+VAT for Brake fluid + £75.00+VAT for Aircon regas + £££for engine flush.
-I realised I could be looking at about £1000 inc VAT. I did ask the chap why is was so expensive? He said they quoted for all the materials and if I got another quote be careful as not all dealers quote correctly.
-So what did I do? - I rang up my "old" VW garage in Banbury. Quoted £346.81 for everything. I asked if I could get the job done the following day and they said they would fit me in.
Everything was done - I checked against what should be done in the Servicing manual.
 

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£346 for aircon,brake fluid & longlife oil service sounds good value , the other quote was plain silly & you were right to phone around ,shows it pays
 

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Typical rip off prices. Shows you what happens if you ring around. Mine is due it's first service soon. I'll be ringing around for a few quotes.
 

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Care to post the names? For the benefit of others, obviously!!
Hi Folks,
Erm I did not want to "name & shame" but I guess it is worthwhile being aware:
MotorWorld Kidlington = £615+VAT etc, etc
Spirit Volkswagen Banbury = £346 inc' VAT. Note: They did charge separately for Brake Fluid but the whole bill came to £411 inc' VAT.
Please note that I have previously praised MotorWorld...
In defence of MotorWorld they did say they would try and "Price Match" the quote. However they wanted me to ask the other VW garage to fax them a detailed quote. Needless to say I didn't pursue this option.
 

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If you go further south, you can find this one:

Laszlo VW Specialist
Unit 6
Brember Road, Harrow HA2 8XB
020 8423 5590

Speak to Karl or Dean

Service price is £235, including labor, VAT, parts.
 
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