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Booked service at dealership.
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:33 PM »
50,000 mile service. Due at 37,000 miles - only done 33,000 miles.

I've been quoted 239.00 for the service plus the cost of the MOT. Anyone know what I should expect them to be doing at the 4th (I think) service?

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 08:37:50 PM »
If it's the same as a gen 2, Brake fluid, oil and filters, cabin filter.

Back of your service book will have a schedule though.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 07:32:15 AM »
Thanks, I didn't spot that in there :)

Seems like a lot of money for what is getting done. Dealership prices I suppose. We have a two year warranty so I have to get it done at a dealership.

I'm still not sure if it is an Interim, Full or Major service though. I suspect the latter.

Anyone go to Kwik Fit or Halfords for servicing? They seem to tout cheaper servicing. I dare say you don't get the digital service record updated.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 01:09:22 PM »
It's erm a minor major.. every other year is bigger service but years 6 and 12 are the eye watering ones. That's when the plugs and some other stuff gets done.

Again this is going off a gen 2 schedule though.

Some garages can update the DSR they just need to have set themselves up with Mazda, although personally I'd use a local independent long before I'd go near kwik fit or halfords. But we have a decent indie down the road who does my repairs for about 1/3rd the main agent cost, his services cost about the same though!

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 09:49:37 AM »
Cheers. It sounds like we may be due our first big service next year then. I thought it coming with a two year warranty was a good thing :)

To be honest we are only looking at keeping it for four years and hopefully getting another, newer, one then. So we may have to bite the bullet with the servicing.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 08:18:36 AM »
Well, service went fine. 4th year service / 50,00 miles. Actual mileage: 33454 miles).

Renewal of brake fluid
Renewal of cabin air filter
Renewal of oil and oil filter
Visual health check
MOT

Cost 291.89!

Some problems found. Rear tyres 2mm tread. We have replaced these (bit odd buying all season tyres in the Summer, to match the fronts). Rear brake pads down to 3mm, recommended change of pads and discs due to lip on discs. I asked the Blackcircles affiliate to put the new ones on the front but he went on about causing problems with handling (I suspect they just didn't want to do it). I asked again when I dropped the car off and another guy said if we have pressure sensors it couldn't be done.

I'm a bit miffed that our first service has flagged so much expense. We bought the car from a Mazda dealership not even a year ago, and due to the crash we had it has been off the road for half that!
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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 08:16:55 PM »
the car tyres/wheels don't have pressure sensors, it's done off the ABS.
There is no reason why they couldn't put the new tyres on the front.

I was in Kwik Fit in February waiting for my M3 to be MOT'd.
A guy bought his Focus in 66 plate, said it had just had main dealer service, said it needed front brake pads, can u do it, here's the keys call me.

Five minutes after he left, drove car 5 metres onto ramp, without removing wheels, phoned customer and told him his discs were warped and needed replacing, extra £100. All up £180. Rip off !

So there's no way you can tell the discs are warped with 5 metres of driving.
Take everything they tell you with a pinch of salt.

I replaced the rear pads on my M3, had done 50,000miles , Automatic , so much harder on brakes, were half worn, say 4-5mm left. No lip. So I doubt yours are that far gone.  Most of the braking is done by the front wheels.
My cars is on its 3rd sets of pads on the front, same discs.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 09:24:33 PM »
My car is on the factory rear discs and pads at 74k miles and they've probably got about 4mm on them now(they were refinished and cleaned up due to wear lips/corrosion at 37k). Hell my front discs and pads hung on to 53000 miles. Can you see them with the wheels on?

The rears do very little unless the car is constantly heavily laden where the EBFD moves the balance towards the rear as to improve the stopping distance.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 02:18:01 PM »
Thanks guys, I may take it for a free brake check somewhere else and see what they come back with. Obviously I'll not mention what I've already been told.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
Can you not have a quick look yourself to see if it checks out? Depending on your wheel design should be pretty easy, I stuck a camera phone in a wheel spoke.

Front 21k miles old:



Rear..74k factory pads and discs.



You can see in both cases there is a wedge of friction material before the backing plate, the discs are smooth with no scores or pitting and you can put your fingers on the edge of the disc to feel for wear ridges (do it when the car is cold brakes can be hot).

Obviously get a second opinion it's a very safety critical part and you want peace of mind, but no harm in having a look yourself given they are so easy to see.



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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 01:10:00 PM »
I may be able to do that :) Thanks!

I'll try to have a look but I'm not sure what I'm looking at. I'll try to take pictures.

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Re: Booked service at dealership.
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 01:10:00 PM »