I always ask for no wash
Plus I'd rather not have some flunky scrub down my car with a car wash brush and pressure washer. Many times those free car washes do more harm than good.
you are humping a doorknob here
these people think that dealerships are the devil because yeah "I'm chipped have air but they should cover me breaking my oilpan because who makes an oilpan out of aluminum god the stealership sucks" or "yeah my clutch is gone at 20k I've been chipped with stage 2+ since mile 10 why shouldn't they cover it it wore out early my extra 150hp had nothing to do with the clutch wearing out"
So what you're telling me is that those inspection sheets are done 100% every time a vehicle is in by a flat rate tech that's getting paid .3 to do an oil service? I imagine the fluids are topped off and tire pressures set, but if that's going to validate the labor cost, no thank you.
What about the sheets under warranty? If you mark something off as an issue, isn't that upselling warranty? Isn't that against VW service policy?
I would much rather inspect my VW myself, and have piece of mind that it was done thoroughly and correctly.
DIY or GTFO about service, you're only at the mercy of the people you allow yourself to be.
Luckily we have some good technicians at the local dealership that go to the g2g's, and know alot of us personally. The writer sucs. In the other local dealership, the writers are awesome but the tech's are less than qualified.
Depends on the dealer. We have all had problems somewhere. Commonwealth VW couldn't fix a clock spring. First two years I drove the car, the airbag may not have ever worked. The light was on when Commonwealth sold me the car. Pasadena, CA fixed my click spring but scratched my Karthoums during an alignment. Downtown LA VW wouldn't do warranty suspension work because Pasadena installed the votex springs and not them. Carolina VW in Charlotte charged me over 100 to adjust my trunk lock when the alarm wasn't working right even though I told them it was the door causing it. Keffer VW fixed it perfect when I told them what part was causing it. Carolina refilled the wifes nitro in the tires and gave it back and never mentioned the 40k service light that had been on. **** happens, bulbs go out. People on VWVortex really shouldn't need a dealer for a bulb change or quite a few other servicings. I use Keffer if I am in Charlotte and Gunther if I am in Georgia.
funny story...had my car at my local dealer for oil service right after i got it (3 1/2 years ago). had it back an hour later. a week after that while doing 120+ mph on I-95 i hear this weird slapping sound. 3 seconds later the noise went away and i saw my belly pan doing flips behind my car. the bad part about this scenario was my buddy was chasing me on his bike. it missed him by a couple feet...
once i got home i jacked the car up to see what had happened and saw that all of the front and 2 on each side mounting points were fine. took it to the dealer and they said i couldn't prove that the belly pan was incorrectly installed. last time my car has seen a dealer
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Aside from the fact that the OP is a complete crybaby. I work at a Benz dealer and I can't tell you how many times I've had bulbs burn out literally while the car is being washed and/or parked. I kid you not, it's prolly happened 50+ times in the 8 months I've worked here. Usually parking or plate light bulbs..... retarded yes, but true.
Besides how the f*** do you know when the bulb ACTUALLY burnt out....?
I mean seriously, it's not like you can ignore the message or warning light....
vw vortex is full of a bunch of ignorant people. your on an enthusiast web site. if your not happy paying qualified VW techs to work on something they know better then you. then take it to pep boys or learn to read things and hope other ignorant people dont post wrong things for you to follow and mess your car up.
as for the warranty, any modification can void a warranty, its up to the service managers discretion
MR Eurowerks air ride sales/installation, Fender rolling,EuroImage,WCI
Wow, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about.... nobody removes bulbs during an inspection.
Turn on lights, walk around car to visually make sure they're working, no message/light on dash = done.
I don't think they need to do anything with sidemarkers, headlights or anything like that for an oil change. Pretty much just jack the car up, remove the belly pan, drain the oil, etc., etc........ I sorta understand your annoyance to a degree, but sometimes bulbs just go out. Not really something that can be blamed on the dealer. Just feel lucky that you don't have HID headlights which would bring the bulb from $8 to $90.
I understand you're frustrated, but think about it: you started a thread called "I hate vw dealerships" and trashed them as if you knew that they had done something wrong.
Bad enough trashing someone online, but trashing someone without even knowing how to far from the truth you could be is idiotic. For someone who not admits he doesn't know (unless that was completely sarcastic) you sure talked like you did.
It's a lot of reading, but it's all in there.
And by no means am I trying to call you out. Your message reminded me of this is all.
Fahrenheit GTI (302) APR Stage II+
Do you think it helps them build trust? Loyalty? Do you think it gives them a happy customer? Do you think they make money off of you for the bulb?
No. They get a pain in the ass. Because now they have a bummed customer that needs their car attended to immediately. That means they need to stop the technician from whatever it is they're doing, push the other customer aside, and help you first. this causes the dealership to lose money, and time, and hurts customer retention.
If a tech notices an issue while your car is in the shop, it does them so much more to attend to the matter then as opposed to after you have your keys and it's out. Saves time, money, and builds better customer retention.
Now I'm not a fan of dealers either, but validate your reasons before ranting about something that is beyond someone's control. It's a f*cking light bulb.