Spreading the cost of car servicing

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Could be good news in these days of cost savings and tight budgets, there are some manufacturers offering service plans on their cars which will allow customers to pay a fixed monthly payment over an agreed term in order to spread the 3 yr servicing costs.

So if a car service costs on average £200 a time at £17 per month it would seem to be a manageable solution to avoiding large immediate expenditure and as long as there are no interest payments added (as with some service and maintenance plans) this would be a great way of ensuring customer loyalty and retention and surely entice more customers to sign up.

This is all sounds great but as a customer you still need to be aware that this would be for servicing costs only not those dreaded “add-ons” such as brake discs and pad sets.

When a manufacturer can come up with a way of factoring these expensive, non warranty items, into a manageable monthly payment then we really will sit up and take notice!

Budget for servicing and watch out for dealer offers within the next few months.

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