90% of KIA dealers do some kind of service plan the costs do varies because some handle it in house some farm the plan out and then get charged handling fee's other difference is some you can pay monthly and some are a one off payment
my advice is to stay away from the one off payment types once you have paid that lump sum you do not get any of it back so if you write off your car in the first year you may have paid for three services that you never took. when you sign up ask if you sold the car would you get back the monies you have paid in in full get this in a contract form
if the plans good then it will fix the three years servicing at todays cost without a percentage year on year increase you should be paying monthly the money youpay in should be held in a separate account (in case the company folds) you should be able to stop the plan and recover any money in full with 1 months notice and no fees are attached you should be given a full contract witheach service detailed in full with parts and labour breakdown and a written guarantee that the prices are fixed for theterm (we fixed ours throughout the VAT changes) and ask if the plan is managed in house or sublet out its allways easier to deal with people face to face than through a call center if you should want your money back
for a new sportage 1.7 the monthly payment should be approx£18 per month depending on the dealers labour rate
hope this is help full service plans are a great idea and if you get the right on they will save you money
Great post Viking. Totally agree with what you said. I checked before hand what happens if circumstances change and was told I can cancel my monthly payment at anytime and I will be paid back money paid thus far.