Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: GTA, Ontario,Canada
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I thought the first service is at 12,000km. Don’t let the dealership up sell you stuff. Apparently most dealers do this as a common practice in Toronto; follow your owner’s manual which outlines the maintenance schedule.
Good practice is to always ask over the phone what services are required for the next visit, therefore, you can level out the odds with negotiating what services you need done before taking the car in.
Learn how to say NO to those crocodiles and learn how to do some simple maintenance yourself, such as brakes, tire rotations, air filters etc. Keep the receipts of parts you buy from the parts department and write down the date and KM on it when you service your car yourself.
Have a look at page 314 in the manual it outlines the service intervals. As for the additional services, a lot of them you can do yourself like cabin filter, checking and lubricating the brake pads, tire rotation. As for the 12V battery, get a quality battery tester from amazon, I change mine every 4-5 years just to be safe. Wiper blades should be easy for anyone.
I too bought my car cash and I never let the dealer do more than what’s outlined in the manual; they do try sometimes with my other gas cars:
Dealer says: your car needs a fuel system service and your tires need nitrogen.
I tell them that I have to respectfully decline because I’m not in the mood and have no desire to disrespect you today.
2019 Kinetic Blue Premier
Nokian WRG4, 18% tints, Paint protection film, Weathertech License plate covers and interior rubber mats, black bow ties
2018 Black Mosaic Premier (wife's car)
Nokian WRG4, Michelin X-Ice3, 18% tints, Paint protection film, Weathertech License plate covers and interior rubber mats, black bow ties
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