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  1. Maintenance Sundries for an EV

    General EV Discussion
    Still waiting for delivery of my first EV, I wanted to be prepared for the sundries I'd need for day-to-day maintenance of the car. This may be a silly question but I wondered how they might differ from an ICE that needs engine oil, water/coolant, screen wash, additives, steering/clutch/brake...
  2. Looking at a 2015 Outlander today

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Just want to know what to look out for. Especially servicing intervals (how many), and is the warranty dependant on correct servicing intervals. Thanks Phil
  3. Don't buy a used i3 until BMW have sorted appalling service

    General EV Discussion
    The REx on my i3 keeps flashing the dreaded "Drivetrain Error". *BMW know about this, look at the forums *They're abusing their monopoly on servicing them because no non-BMW dealer can diagnose them *And they charge £220 ph just for diagnosis, which frankly most of them don't have a clue about...
  4. i3 REX Service Cost

    BMW i3
    Hi, I'm interested in hearing from BMW i3 REX drivers about their first service. I had my first service (66 plate at 12,600 miles) yesterday for £399 (originally slightly more but I asked for some discount) which included: - Break flood change - Oil change, pollen filter... - Vehicle check (I...
  5. Trusting garages for 'bits n bobs'

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    3 months into ownership of my Ampera a there are a few things that I need to consider doing. occasional sticking charge flap 3 door handle buttons not working 2 tyres need replacing None of this work is urgent... At time of purchase the Ampera was just shy of 5 years old showing only 20k...
  6. Servicing suggestions?

    Renault ZOE
    I'm due my second annual service, phoned the original dealer out of habit but they are unable to to confirm how much they are planning on charging, even ball park and they tried to tell me that I had never been there before as I wan't on the computer. Has anyone had a good experience, somewhere...
  7. GTE servicing in North West

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Apologies if this already covered here. I'm 3 months and 7000 miles in to GTE ownership and the display is saying I need an oil change in 2000 miles. Can any vw dealer service the car or are there special EV dealers? Based in the North West so can use any dealer in the area. Can anyone recommend...
  8. Glasgow Dealership Recommendation?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi Folks I am loving my Ampera, bought at 11 months old with 6k miles, from Wilson & Co in Bolton. Great service, they even delivered the car to Glasgow for me. Looking to the future, can someone recommend an Ampera specialist dealer around West Central Scotland? I know who the official Ampera...
  9. Pre-paid service plan — other options?

    Tesla Model S
    While I'm waiting for my Model S to be delivered, I'm looking at the optional Pre-paid service plan and thinking, "£1800 sounds like a lot". One of the advantages of this car is meant to be that it's super reliable because the moving part count is so low, and there's no oil or filters to...