Originally Posted by iainso
Coming up to my three years/36,000 miles soon, and wondering if it's worth continueing the servicing at the main dealer.
I guess the pro's are that it'll be worth more when I come to sell it, but hopefully this won't be until it's at least 10 years old, and they should be using proper parts.
The cons are that it is more expensive and the work is no better (often worse) than a halfords garage.
What about this digital service record, can independent garages access and update this?
My answer to this query is that, if I could, I would go to an indie.
Indies can not access the DSR, but then I don't give two hoots about the DSR. I just need to provide proof of servicing to my buyer and full receipts are better for that purpose.
The problem is finding a garage that can reset the DPF with every oil change. Some have the equipment, most do not.
I'm not sure the car is worth much more with dealer servicing, especially when it is over 10 years old. You are paying £150+ more for each service compared to indie (more for a major service) . You will not get that difference back when you come to sell your vehicle. Some other marques maybe, but not this one.
Just my tuppence (two cents for our American cousins!