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I've been driving a 1.4 8v GP on an 09 plate for a while now and am more than happy with it, Anyway the first year is up and it's time for it's first service.
Upon calling the dealer he wants to charge me 195 for a low mileage service. He was quite cagey when i asked for a description but it turns out to be an oil change and 'visual' inspection.
It's only got 6500 on the clock most of which are short journeys so i figure it could probably do with a more detailed service.
Now a family member is a VAT registered mechanic and has agreed to do the service for a 'drink', My instructions are to buy the parts and turn up on time.

I understand parts need to be OE but what about Oil and Plugs, For the price of Selenia i could get an equal quality or better from somewhere other than fiat parts dept but would it affect the warranty? And fiat recommend NGK plugs and 7.22 each, Can i not just buy them somewhere else for cheaper and still be within warranty?

For the service,
Oil & Filter
Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Anything else that could do with changing while he's at it?

Any help appreciated

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Look at www.shop4parts.co.uk they should be able to sell you most parts considerably cheaper than Fiat. Also re oil. As long as the oil and spark plugs are similar to Fiat specifications there shouldn't be a problem using other brands.
If you have air con don't forget to change the pollen filter it gets rotten over a year and don't forget to get the service book stamped and keep all receipts.
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You can go to Arnold Clark and have them do a Grande Punto Owner's Club service for 95.
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I dont understand the lets spend 8k on a car and them fit cheaper parts to it

As raphjd said 95 is cheap and steer clear of low mileage services

(p.s. read the other GP service threads)
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Got my TJet booked into Wentane for the 12th.
125 to service at 5K miles
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that including plugs?
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that including plugs?
Very much doubt it.
Iridium plugs will last much much longer than 5K mls
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125 for a low mileage service....I wouldn't thats for sure!
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It must be about 40 for the oil and filters...

So the extra 80 gets me a couple of hours in Stockton Modeller while the car is done.
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Iv just had my first service done on my T-Jet and I was told that you can only have one low mileage service in 2 years, and I was advised to save it for the second year as it would be 465 due to the valves being checked but as the manual says this is to be done at 36,000 and you have to below 18,000 I thought it would be alright to get one then.
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Iv just had my first service done on my T-Jet and I was told that you can only have one low mileage service in 2 years, and I was advised to save it for the second year as it would be 465 due to the valves being checked but as the manual says this is to be done at 36,000 and you have to below 18,000 I thought it would be alright to get one then.
Valves checked?
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Autoworld Fiat in Chesterfield charge 254 for the 1st year service for a T-Jet,

Its done to manufacturer schedule, had mine done last month.
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It must be about 40 for the oil and filters...

So the extra 80 gets me a couple of hours in Stockton Modeller while the car is done.
You dont have to change anything else instead of oil+filter.

As for the 'valve check' i consider it as a joke.
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Autoworld Fiat in Chesterfield charge 254 for the 1st year service for a T-Jet,

Its done to manufacturer schedule, had mine done last month.
They definately arent getting mine if thats what they charge lol
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They definately arent getting mine if thats what they charge lol
That's what they charge, not what I paid
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