Correct! Well, more accurately, it needs to be a VAT-registered garage/repairer but nothing in the Block Exemption legislation tells us that when one encounters difficulty with the manufacturer or their franchised agents over a's charges for all servicing so that there is no question warranty claim, there will be lots of aggro for the unfortunate claimant.As I understand it, any servicing garage can do the work provided they use KIA parts and itemise them on the invoice.
MOT advisories are just that. You could have asked them to change the tyres when you bought it. Tyres are a consumable and wear over time.At the present the jury is out as to Kia servicing. I bought a 2017 Niro from a Kia dealer last July. It had 3 Kia service stamps in the book and now has a 4th from March this year. Now I assumed that the car would have been checked over before sale, but when I got home found the front near side wheel arch cover to have been caught and pulled out of line, as was the cover over the vent in the front of the wheel arch.. When the first cold spell came, the rear window de mist/icer was not fully clearing the window, due to the wires being broken. This was replaced under warranty, but not when it went into have the service done, had another trip back for this work.
Then on the MOT, had an advisory, that the rear tyres walls were deteriating and worn on the inner part tread. Having not done many miles last year, due to covid, approx 2,000, feel they were swapped at some time when the car was put up for sale. The car had just under 27,000 miles when I purchased it.
Good to hear that Cazoo are proving reliable too. Indeed I don't trust anyone's 200 point checks either.@VauxhallandI : I bought from Cazoo, and they provided courtesy cars several times. They took the car to their own garage, Kia dealer and sorted out every problem. I was never ever without vehicles either they provided thei own or via Enterprise. My car has some rattle issues which could not be resolved- I took the car to Kia dealership, and Cazoo paid like £150 for diagnosis, but the Kia dealer could not find the problem. Overall, Cazoo/Cinch are generally good, however, I do not rely on their 200-300 points checks. Like you, I got better value for partex and they accepted Amex that gave me money back. Read Trustpilot reviews.
You do not get MOT certs now it's all online.Well, the car turned up. Seems to be nice and clean. Dives OK no rattles or bangs. No MOT certs with the car. I will have to get copies when the V5 turns up.
No real dramas to speak of other than I was forced to tax it, so lost a month. I wanted to wait a few days and start September, I was told the code supplied was valid for 24hours. I suspect that the number supplied is off the green slip, but can't confirm that.
The delivery driver trundled off with old KX4, so I assume all is OK on their side.
Let's see how it goes over the next 14 days......
OK. You get a white bit of paper. Not like the old MOT certs you used to get.Whilst you can look up MOT details online, to say you don't get MOT certificates is wholly incorrect. I had a car MOT'd 2 weeks ago and got handed a full printed certificate when I took it away.
I was wondering if the forum members were aware that Cinch is owned by BCA ( British Car Auctions) and the cars they sell are mainly from lease/rental sources and other large fleet companies. It is only usually privately owned cars and very small fleets that have their servicing done by a main franchised dealer. Most of the lease/rental and big fleets have deals with nationwide servicing centres such as Halfords Auto-Centres, Kwik-Fit and the like. So unless you are given specific proof of the parts/oils and filters of each service used by these centres, a main dealer will not entertain any mechanical issues under warranty. BCA also own "WeBuyAnyCar.Com" so you might be lucky and get a car that has been owned by a private user that had their pride and joy serviced regularly at his/her local main dealer and has a stamped service book to prove it. With carmakers warranties as long as up to 7 years, that fully stamped Kia history book is more important than ever.