View Full Version : Take your own oil - what did they say?
Might seem like a dumb question but I, as a few on here have, am thinking of asking the dealer if I can take my own oil for the service.
Few reasons really, Millers is £25 a gallon rather than £50 for the Vag stuff and at least I'm narrowing the chances down of them not putting the wrong stuff in a PD like has happened to a few unfortunates I've read about.
So question is - has anyone been refused when asking if they can take their own in or, did anyone have to make up an excuse like I dunno, "My Dad owns Millers" or somthing.
Just wondered before I embarass myself by asking the stealer :)
Sounds reasonable ..... Can't see why they would say no.
BUT ... how do you KNOW they put your oil in your car?
Like I said, I'm narrowing the chances down - the only way I can guarantee it is if I open the bloody bottle and watch them pour it in! :)
Yup, I think that is the only way you can do it.
They do have "service windows" in most places now, so you can see what is going on. All depends if you can take time off work and watch them.
I took my own oil when I had mine done and then had to take it back 'cos they'd overfilled it.
The excuse went something along the lines of:
Monkey- "Aahh, I see you supplied you're own oil"
Monkey- "Well that's what it is then. When we use our oil it just puts the right amount in"
Dealer in question has now shut down. Draw your own conclusions.
Next service due in 1000miles. I'll be taking my own oil again but to a better dealer.
my dealer said its FINE to supply own oil - the price of the service then dropped by £55! (for oil!?! OMG) However, their price was still well too high so i went to JKM who did the job much cheaper - but did a better job cos they fitted my dogbone bushes at the same time! :)
sorry bored,ooh 3 o' clock time for home :D
I cant diy jase its stil under warranty :)
SEAT Newbury put the Motul oil I bought from Bill in for me.
They did kick off a bit as the Motul is supposedly (or so they say) not VW501.?? approved. Also they weren't happy that it was 15w-40 not 10w-40. When you feel the difference I'm surprised they can complain, but its my car not theirs so they can get fooked.
Service went from £230 to £180 by not having an air filter or Synta oil.
I used Carlube Triple R without issue - did get the service done at Westec though... :)
I bought the dealers oil and got my local garage to do the service and stamp the book, found it alot cheaper that way.
As i see it you dont have to goto dealers & pay there inflated high prices for the servicing under warranty but the third year warranty is dealer covered not SEAT UK am i right ???
If so i dont think they would be very keen on you strolling in wanting loads of Warranty work done in the 3rd year when u aint spent a penny with them on any servicing before hand ???
swings & roundabouts but is this the case ?? anyone know???
Just had my first service done & happy with the cost of all parts just the labour was the only dear bit this was the 10k annual service i had.
Oil was £31.25 + VAT
Filter £5.50 + VAT
odds n sods ontop around £10.00
oh & the £1.50 screen wash !!!
Labour was £92.00 how long do they spend 2hrs if that ???
All the door hinges & bonnet catch assembly was sprayed with white grease
Service indicator reset & the only note on the paperwork was slight uneven wear to NSF tyre otherwise car is fine.
+ got a few warranty things done with no probs atall
Infact to be honest they never say a thing if there is any issues with the car atall sofar.
Thats what the warranty is for so they shouldnt i presume.
Just me views anyways.
Anyone any other ideas ???
I cant diy jase its stil under warranty :)
block exemption is in force now
Dealers will still have to ensure that customers' cars are serviced and repaired to manufacturer-approved standards
doesn't say by who though just the correct standard - doesnt even say genuine parts - must admit i havent covered every page yet - it sux to read
PS- for PD oil burners - local VW is charging £50 for 5L over the counter but Ford only charge £26 retail :) and use the same PD engine/oil
Just to round this one off, bought my oil from ford as flapper suggested, £28 - nice one mate :)
Took it along as arranged and service cost dropped by £53 :)
No questions asked as it's VAG 505.01 approved and clearly states this on the back.
The service I got from the dealers was exceptional too, but I'll put a separate post up about that ;)