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Old 14-04-2004   #1
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free service reset?

My Stilo has been flashing at me that it wants a service now...and what the car need the car gets. But I ain't going to a Fiat dealership as they wish to part me of 300.
I read in another thread that Fiat Dealerships will reset the service alert when they service the car, ....will they do this for free if you get the car serviced elsewhere?Are they obliged to do it also?? (if you sell the car it will flash that a service is due when it is not, and as Fiat are the only ones who can reset it, aren't they obliged to reset it for you so this does not happen?)

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most independent garages should have a reset tool now,

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I thought there was some legislation that went through recently saying you don't need to get car serviced at a main authorised dealer to keep warranty intact, which is good!!! But think they still have to use Fiat parts.

Not sure where I read that, could be in Which. Will check it out!

But personally, I will stick to main dealers in a new car, only because of the diagnostic equipment they have specific to the car.
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of course you need to offset the servicing cost with the resale value of a car with a full dealer history

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Do people really take a full dealer service history into consideration when buying a car? Especially if it's just a run-of-the-mill Ford, Toyota, Vauxhaul or Fiat? I can't see it adding much value to my 1.2L Stilo?
Thoughts anyone?...

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for people who don't know fiat dealers + traders a full main dealer service history would encourage them to buy. but personaly it would put me off i would go for one regualy serviced by the same independant.

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I'd contact Fiat if i were you, apparently the Stilo is supposed to have fixed price servicing, so dealers can't rip you off!

Problem is no one on this site seems to have had a service, or they ain't saying what their fixed price service cost! :p

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fixed price don't mean they wont forget to check things or say things are broke that aint broke, a favorite one with all makes of main dealer, not just fiat, seems to be telling people that they need new brakes and disks when they don't.

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Milesonneill: Which service does your Stilo need? I have just had the 2nd service, (24k) and it cost me 205.00, but I rang another dealer and they wanted 225.00, so its worth shopping around, don't know how much the 3rd (36k)service will be, its never normally cheap, anybody had any ideas on a price?

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Milesonneill: Which service does your Stilo need? I have just had the 2nd service, (24k) and it cost me 205.00, but I rang another dealer and they wanted 225.00, so its worth shopping around, don't know how much the 3rd (36k)service will be, its never normally cheap, anybody had any ideas on a price?

yes mine is booked for its 24k and the fixed service cost is 165 including labour. (i live in NI) However, i still think this is a rip off.

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Mines is due in two weeks 2nd service 175.

You don't have to have the car serviced at a dealer as long as the garage is VAT registered and used parts of similar quality to the Fiat parts.

As to the dealer resetting the service indicator, they are not obliged to do so. They will probably do it but charge a fee. I'd also be surprised if many garages had the specialist tool to do it yet. My car was bought from a peugeot dealer (who has a Fiat franchise within their group) but they didn't do it (or probably didn't know how to do it) before they put the car out to me on sale. Rather annoying it is to! [xx(]

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dont draper do a reset tool yet, they do one for a mercedes they are always on ebay for 30.

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my 2 year service was 190inc vat(175 + 15 for pollen filter)also included flashers being enabled.

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breakdown:
carried out 24,000 service
fitted pollen filter
mod to indicators
coded in keys
=103.20 + vat
enviromental green charge
=1.50 + vat
sparkplug
=18.16 + vat
airfilter
=13.31 + vat
oil filter
=6.58
selenia 20k oil
=19 + vat
washer additive
=.70 + vat
total
=190.88


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