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  • Servicing at a non-Vxl dealership - warranty issue?

    Grateful if someone could clarify the situation please concerning me choosing not to have my Astra VXR serviced at Vxl dealership but choosing instead to use a local garage.

    With regard to warranty issues will I be okay to do this? Will they be okay stamping my service book? Is there a 'service' light that will come on? If not done at a Vxl d'ship, how do I get that reset?

    The garage in question is extremely reputable, is VAT registered and will use Vxl parts. They have diagnostic equipment but not obviously Tech 2.

    I have used this garage for many, many years and am considering to carry on using them. Better the devil you know kinda thinking, whereas my local Vxl dealership (whom I did not buy the car from incidently) is an unknown quantity (oh yes, and my long standing garage is a lot cheaper!).

    Your comments please.

  • #2
    I was under the impression that as long as `the other garage` serviced your car to Vauxhalls specification and used Genuine Vauxhall Parts it was ok. But I guess you`d have a fight on your hands if anything went T*TS UP.

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    • #3
      Thanks Scooter. I'll bear it in mind. Anyone else shed any more light?

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      • #4
        Ive had experience as Scooter said, basically - I had a local bike mechanic do the basic stuff using honda parts, got honda to do the rest - my local honda dealer was fine with that and still stamped the book and so on.... however! I never had to claim against any work so wither or not they would still be helpful in the event... I dont know....

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        • #5
          Scooter is absolutely right, due to block exemption, a manufacturer can only insist that the car is maintained using Genuine parts and in strict accordance to the Manufacturer schedule.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by A11VXL
            Scooter is absolutely right, due to block exemption, a manufacturer can only insist that the car is maintained using Genuine parts and in strict accordance to the Manufacturer schedule.
            BER 1400/2002

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scooter
              I was under the impression that as long as `the other garage` serviced your car to Vauxhalls specification and used Genuine Vauxhall Parts it was ok. But I guess you`d have a fight on your hands if anything went T*TS UP.
              Agree with Scooter, When i picked my car up from the Vauxhall dealer he said that i could get my car serviced anywhere as long as they use genuine Vauxhall parts!!

              Good luck mate!

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              • #8
                Thanks for the comments people.

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