dealer oil wat a rip!!

Submitted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 17:48
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Got my colorado back from the dealers clutch WAS done under warrenty thank god they replaced the whole lot. While it was there i got them to do its 10,000 service and i took in my own magnatec deisil oil 15w that got from supercheap for 60 bucks for 10L car takes 9L. so after paying for the service the guy said saved your self a fair bit like hope so he said the oil that they supply costs 180 bucks and its nothing special wat a bloody rip off.

like we took our nissan 04 got its 60,000 done and we got our own oil , fuel filters fleetguard one nippon for those 2 things cost us 45 bucks and the service was 200 bucks but then they allmost charged us for the oil im like umm take that off oh yea forgot about that geez
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 18:24

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 18:24
You really do need to understand that dealers make money from servicing vehicles. Unfortunately there are too many people - often with company/fleet vehicles that simply don't give a dam about the costs of owing or running a vehicle. Such owners/operators are the bread and butter of the auto industry in this country. Private owners need to be aware of the costs involved, ask before the job is done, if your keen, enquire if they will permit you to provide your own oil (they should) etc. So even though you are obviously cheesed off, hey that's life. Best advice - do your own servicing or take to a local workshop if you think they'll do a cheaper (although sometimes nastier) job.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 18:29

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 18:29
You also have to remember that dealers don't have time to go chasing around town looking for specials.

Years ago, I had a small engine repair business & would only use Valvoline XLD, I could buy 5 litres from Target, when on special for $9.95, whereas our local distributor couldn't sell it for less than $17.50.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:27

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:27
just be aware....the minute you use your own oil, the warrenty is as good as null and void if there is an engine problem in the future....they will have noted you supplied your own, and being out of their control system, thee is an easy out for them.
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Follow Up By: Malleerv - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 22:55

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 22:55
I agree, People bring there own oil and filter or even parts sometimes. I say yep no problems I can do the job but you don't have any warranty here if it stuffs up, unless it is because of something I did wrong.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:29

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:29
Fair enough too!
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 06:08

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 06:08
"Fair enough too" Why, if I supply an unopened 10lt drum, and it meets the factory specs, should the warranty be null and void with an engine problem. Like to see that in court!!

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 09:37

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 09:37
I was referring more to "or even parts sometimes." than oil.
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