New car buyers can pay a one-off fee of £250 for three years of servicing
22 March 2010

VW has introduced a fixed price service plan.

Owners of any new VW passenger car who sign up to the scheme before 31 December 2010 will pay a one-off fee of £250. This covers the car’s servicing needs for the next three years, or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If the car is sold within the specified time or distance allowances, the service plan can be transferred to the new owner.

The plan which can be purchased up to 90 days after the first registration date of any VW passenger car, is available for all retail customers, whether paying by finance or not and comprises a maximum of an oil service at 12 months/10,000 miles, interval service at 24 months/20,000 miles and an inspection service, which includes oil and brake fluid change at 36 months/30,000 miles.

Alex Kersten

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22 March 2010

A move in the right direction, but expensive compared to BMW's deal which on a 1 series is only £250 for 5 years or 60,000miles and just £50 more on a 3 series.

I think it's high time that a 5 year warrantly and service pack was included in the price of all new cars, this would provide peace of mind motoring and encourage customer loyalty.

Wheats

22 March 2010

Sounds like a good idea to me given how expensive main dealer serivicing can be. I still think the MINI TLC plan is best though.

22 March 2010

[quote wheats]I think it's high time that a 5 year warrantly and service pack was included in the price of all new cars, this would provide peace of mind motoring and encourage customer loyalty. [/quote]

The trouble is we still have to pay for it even if its included in the price. The warrenty is one thing, but i wouldnt want the servicing included in the purchace price. I dont use main dealers anyway. You get a much better deal from independents anyway

22 March 2010

This isn't news, is it? VW have been offering a prepaid service plan on new vehicles since the latter part of last year - originally it was only until 31st December 2009, but then they extended it....

22 March 2010

Seat are doing the same thing, pay up front for your servicing, sounds good but what is really happening is they've got your money for three years in one lump and even if you sell after one year you loose out because you've payed for three and the next owner gets the benefit!, ok,you've payed for servicing so you don't have to worry come the time, but check out what it covers, you'll be surprised, and you could get ot serviced cheaper wothout breaking your warranty, food for thought.

Peter Cavellini.

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