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    Thread: VW Dealership - 50,000 Mile Service

    1. Member Smoked02Jetta's Avatar
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      02-21-2006 03:28 PM #1
      Is it worth going to the Dealer and having them do the "50,000 mile service"? Or just have a tune up done?

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      02-21-2006 03:30 PM #2
      tune-up at a vw specialist shop.

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      02-21-2006 04:12 PM #3
      Bump!

    4. 02-21-2006 04:18 PM #4
      What all does the 50k service have that you cant do yourself? No point in going to a specialist or the dealer because your warranty is up anyway. The only reason to ever go to the dealer is so that you have records in case you need warranty work.

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      02-21-2006 04:34 PM #5
      I bought the extended.....

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      02-22-2006 05:22 PM #6
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      02-23-2006 11:57 AM #7
      Bump!

    8. 02-23-2006 11:59 AM #8
      Check this out for reference......

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2319958


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      02-23-2006 12:03 PM #9
      Thanks Rob!

    10. 02-23-2006 12:12 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Smoked02Jetta »
      Thanks Rob!


    11. 02-23-2006 12:17 PM #11
      I just got quoted $450.00 + for my 40,000 service, to hell with that, i'll do it myself

    12. 02-23-2006 12:45 PM #12
      In regard to all these "tune-ups" and xxx mile services... they are all B.S! My local VW dealer has been hounding me to get my 30,000 mile service done. In case you were wondering, a 30k service is just an oil change, check windshield washer fluid, and lube the locks. It is such a rip off. I do all my oil changes myself and am sure as hell not gonna pay them all kinds of money to "check" out a bunch of crap.

      The big services are every 40k. Keep in mind that you are only changing the oil, filter, air filter, spark plugs, and pollen filter, everything else is juct being "checked" not replaced. Trust me, do it yourself and save loads of money!


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    14. 02-23-2006 01:18 PM #14
      The "checks" that chances are were not done anyway....

      I was told all my filters were changed after a service a while ago.
      I opened the intake and there was the dirtiest k&n filter looking back at me......Thing had been in there for a while by the look of it (original owner must have put it in).


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      02-24-2006 07:23 PM #15
      what spark plugs do you guys recremend?

    16. 02-24-2006 07:27 PM #16
      Stock plugs unless big turbo

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      02-24-2006 07:37 PM #17
      No turbo. But aren't the platinums better to use? Any certain brands?

    18. 02-24-2006 08:30 PM #18
      this brings up a question i have. i'm due for my 15,000 (oil change...yeah, that's it). i'm currently under warranty obviously. is it necessary at all that i have VW, or even any other company do this? cuz seriously, it's a 10-min deal that any nutjob can do. and i honestly don't wanna pay what i don't have to.

    19. 02-24-2006 10:54 PM #19
      keep your reciepts for the oil and filter. and what ever tune up work you do. that way they cant try to sell you something you dont need. if you have any engine issues like oil light coming on your warranty will cover nothing youll pay out of your pocket.

    20. 02-28-2006 03:16 PM #20
      Does anyone know how much the 30,000 mile maintenance is?

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