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    VW servicing - Edinburgh?

    Anyone any recommendations VW servicing in or around Edinburgh?

    Got a 2016 Golf GT thats due it first service. Phoned Western Volkswagon at Fort Kinnaird and they're quoting £224. Seems a tad steep to me!?


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    I currently own a Mazda but if I want a manufacturers service I would normally expect to shell out about £200. Sometimes slightly more if its a "big one". That being said there is no doubt you could get one cheaper elsewhere. I don't know who to recommend in Edinburgh though.
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    You have, probably, a £15-20K motor, go to the dealer and pay up. Looks better on the service record too when you come to sell it.

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    Autohaus In Loanhead or Witherspoon in Ravelston.

    Used both with decent service

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    I've used Jack Walker Partnership along Turnhouse Road(Maybury) plenty times and they are VAG Specialists(Volkswagen Audi Group for you filthy minded types up the back).
    Raymond who covers the front desk is brilliant and unlike most garages they give a fairly accurate appraisal of works needed, none of this chin stroking nonsense you might find elsewhere!

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    I've always used Western. Have never had any problems with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
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    You have, probably, a £15-20K motor, go to the dealer and pay up. Looks better on the service record too when you come to sell it.
    If you’re impressed by a dealer service record when buying a used car, I would suggest you know little about buying used cars. Getting a dealer service is so outdated and expensive it is naive in the extreme. Dealer servicing is only necessary on a car that requires specialist knowledge. A VW golf doesn’t fall into that category.

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    You can buy the air filter, oil filter, fuel filter and oil (ie the service kit) for £40 - £50 . The rest of the price you've been quoted is just the dealer screwing you over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    If you’re impressed by a dealer service record when buying a used car, I would suggest you know little about buying used cars. Getting a dealer service is so outdated and expensive it is naive in the extreme. Dealer servicing is only necessary on a car that requires specialist knowledge. A VW golf doesn’t fall into that category.
    Ouch! We’ve never met but you suggest my automotive knowledge is somewhat lacking. I wasn’t suggesting that a dealer service was any better than an independent but I DO know that as far as resale value having the correct stamps in the book does make a difference. Also a 2016 Golf GT getting its first service is not a used car the OP needs to keep the warranty intact and that requires original parts. Again before you lecture me on my automotive naivity I know these can be fitted by any garage but they need to be a franchised dealer for the manufacturers warranty to remain valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
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    Ouch! We’ve never met but you suggest my automotive knowledge is somewhat lacking. I wasn’t suggesting that a dealer service was any better than an independent but I DO know that as far as resale value having the correct stamps in the book does make a difference. Also a 2016 Golf GT getting its first service is not a used car the OP needs to keep the warranty intact and that requires original parts. Again before you lecture me on my automotive naivity I know these can be fitted by any garage but they need to be a franchised dealer for the manufacturers warranty to remain valid.
    Ouch indeed. I hadn’t read the op properly, I hadn’t realised it was the first service. I still stand by my points about dealer services though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
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    Ouch! We’ve never met but you suggest my automotive knowledge is somewhat lacking. I wasn’t suggesting that a dealer service was any better than an independent but I DO know that as far as resale value having the correct stamps in the book does make a difference. Also a 2016 Golf GT getting its first service is not a used car the OP needs to keep the warranty intact and that requires original parts. Again before you lecture me on my automotive naivity I know these can be fitted by any garage but they need to be a franchised dealer for the manufacturers warranty to remain valid.
    I'm not sure that last part is correct, I personally never used a franchised dealer for servicing, took my car to Jack Walker Partnership and a subsequent issue I had was resolved under warranty.

    This link seems to explain it better than I can.
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/35704/watchdog-keeping-your-warranty-valid

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    Fair point but reading the article highlights the potential difficulties if you stray away from the dealer, and who is going to go to the extent of documenting everything just to be sure.

    "However, everything must be documented for proof – even down to the grade of oil which was used. That’s because if something goes wrong with your car, the manufacturer may claim the fault is down to a below-par service – and you need to be able to prove that’s not the case, or pay a bill of thousands of pounds."

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I'll probably stick with Western VW while the car's under warranty then. Asking about it seems the price is about right for a German car (From memory getting my Hyundai was about half the cost of the Volkswagen)

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    VW price match local specialists get a quote elsewhere and get negotiating.

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    I've never used them but these guys are supposed to be vw approved for servicing but not a dealership. Might be worth a try?

    http://www.witherspoonmotorservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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