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Old Apr 10th, 2019, 12:55   #1
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Hello All,

I'm looking at getting a service plan for my 2016 Volvo V40 purchased a couple of weeks ago - I've being quoted approx 350-500 a year depending on whether I take 3/4/5 years, 1 service per year. 2 questions...do you think this is standard for a Volvo Manufacturer's service or would I be better served going to an independant? Also, has anyone ever used a service such as the below and got an opinion on it?

https://www.servicingstop.co.uk/Volv...SAAEgLeofD_BwE

Thanks in advance!
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Old Apr 18th, 2019, 23:00   #2
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After many years of Volvo ownership I cannot say that main dealer service has been worthwhile, personally I would go to an independent with Vida dice set up. Personal opinion.
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To answer that question we would need to know engine type and size - also annual mileage?
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Hi,

I have the same dilemma on my hands currently. just bought a D3 V40 with Geartronic transmission, from 2013 and with 26000 miles done so far, serviced at Volvo up to now.

I got a simple service quotation from the manufacturer for 450GBP and I am not sure whether to go for it of stick with a 3rd party garage that deals with Volvos: Marshall Hertfordshire quoted around 200 GBP for the same operations.

What's your take on this? I was initially opting for Volvo directly due to the software updates that I can get which I am not sure I'll be receiving from Marshall (or other servicing franchise that deals with Volvos as well) but now I am not so sure.

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Hello All,

I'm looking at getting a service plan for my 2016 Volvo V40 purchased a couple of weeks ago - I've being quoted approx 350-500 a year depending on whether I take 3/4/5 years, 1 service per year. 2 questions...do you think this is standard for a Volvo Manufacturer's service or would I be better served going to an independant? Also, has anyone ever used a service such as the below and got an opinion on it?

https://www.servicingstop.co.uk/Volv...SAAEgLeofD_BwE

Thanks in advance!
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A Volvo service plan is paying a monthly fee for your servicing , you can cancel and get a refund at any time . It just spreads the cost over time .
350-500 a year is a bit excessive . just under 300 is about right for the 18000 mile service and 400 for the 36000 mile service , these alternate up to 90000 miles when you have a cambelt and Aux belt .

The fee 3 or 5 year servicing with a new car is a bargain and should be taken advantage of .
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With servicing at the franchised Volvo dealer, you also get free Volvo Assist for the year.
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I have just been advised that the 2nd year service for my V40 D2 with 12340 miles will be 445.00 at the main dealer - am I correct in assuming I need a dealer service to maintain the manufacturer warranty or can I go elsewhere for half the price?
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I have just been advised that the 2nd year service for my V40 D2 with 12340 miles will be 445.00 at the main dealer - am I correct in assuming I need a dealer service to maintain the manufacturer warranty or can I go elsewhere for half the price?
As long as they use the correct parts and methods you can go anywhere , Be very careful they use the correct volvo 0w/20 VCC RBS0-2AE specification it is unique to volvo . Beware you get what you pay for , it is unwise to skimp servicing so early in the car's life . You will not get any current software updates which cure small bugs discovered that is not just engine but the whole car software is updated , you don't get free breakdown cover for the next year .. and above all you do not get the same level of technical knowledge as a dealer . as an example ask your 222 servicer when the cam belt etc should be renewed and report back here afterwards ... and it is highly likely you will get oil level fault messages a few days after the service ...

Due to your low mileage your dealer is supposed to talk to you about their "essential" service which is a lot cheaper .
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As he ^^ said ask about the e-service. My mothers C30 is 11 years old and has 32,000 miles on it - we've been getting e-services every other year. Not all manufacturers offer such a thing - a good thing Volvo do.
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Thanks for the advice, I will speak to the dealer and see what they say...
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