Price is about right, if you do get service elsewhere, it has to be done by VAT registered company, using correct parts for the car(best to use kia parts)and the correct spec oil. all manufacturers will ask for copy of service history for major warranty repairs, so saving a few quid at service could cost you in the long run.
Also seen lots of kia's with non genuinediesel filters which give lots of problems.
Just had the 3rd service on my 2ltr pro -ceed sport , only 13k on clock tho, cost me £195 and got a free 1st MOT. may have been a bit cheaper due to low mileage because i was quoted £208 before they carried out the service?looks like im a winner with the mot thrown in for free!
Just had my Carens 08 plate serviced (20,000/2 year) at a yet un-named Garage (for legal reasons) After stumping out £240.00 of my hard worked lolly I asked what they did. When he replied " Oil change. filter change and fuel filter change" I said what else for £240.00. "computer diagnostic check tyre and brake check" I reluctantly paid and sauntered off to my car. I reversed back enough to allow me to pull the bonnet catch. I pulled the dip-stick....... the oil was as black as the Earl of Hell's waistcoat and I could feel grime from it. I then went back inside and complained to the Service Manager who explained that this happens at an oil change to a deisel. I could only concur colour wise, but with no grime. I asked where the oil filter was situated and by this time I had already caused a stir. The mechanic who actually serviced it was at hand and pointed to the oil filter. I immediately drew my finger across it to find an accumulation of dirt. It hadn't been done.
The laddie was sacked on the spot.
Moral of the story............ always check to see if your work has actually been done. If this had been my wife she would have simply driven away none the wiser.
That's really bad, my mechanic friend did my 3rd service a said that there was no way the brakes were looked at on the previous service at the dealers.
Mine doesn't get done at the dealers anymore - just buy the right parts and do it myself with my mate.
Hi Buddy, have a look in your service book , should tell you what is replaced and which items are only inspected, just paid £195 for a 3rd year service tho only about 12k on clock???? its low mileage anyway. They did drop me off to work and pick me back up after work (local) so thought that was a good and fair price compared to toyota or VW. hope this helps you.regards