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In preparation for the arrival of my new ZS EV I’ve started looking at service costs and service plans. Really glad I did as there are some major differences in price so shopping round can save you quite a lot. I started with MG’s website which lets you get quotes from dealers all over the country - Service Plans. Based upon an hour or so of research my observations are

1) If you take the package on the MG site its basically the sum of individual services with an added management fee of £1.20 for each month of your agreement. So in my case each one had a management fee of about £70!!! I’d expect that if you were going direct to the dealership you should not have this management fee applied

2) Shopping around could save me £200 or roughly 20% - admittedly I’d have to drive 140 miles. However I’d definitely travel 10 miles more for a £150 (about 15% saving)

3) If you reduce the duration of the service plan it is still sum of individual service plus £1.20 for each month of plan. So there’s no discount for taking out a longer service agreement

4) I think I’d be in a bette position to get future upgrades like BMS & Comfort 2 included if I’m signed up to a service plan

5) Armed with this information I know my starting point when I walk into the dealer and ask for a 5 year service plan.

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In preparation for the arrival of my new ZS EV I’ve started looking at service costs and service plans. Really glad I did as there are some major differences in price so shopping round can save you quite a lot. I started with MG’s website which lets you get quotes from dealers all over the country - Service Plans. Based upon an hour or so of research my observations are

1) If you take the package on the MG site its basically the sum of individual services with an added management fee of £1.20 for each month of your agreement. So in my case each one had a management fee of about £70!!! I’d expect that if you were going direct to the dealership you should not have this management fee applied

2) Shopping around could save me £200 or roughly 20% - admittedly I’d have to drive 140 miles. However I’d definitely travel 10 miles more for a £150 (about 15% saving)

3) If you reduce the duration of the service plan it is still sum of individual service plus £1.20 for each month of plan. So there’s no discount for taking out a longer service agreement

4) I think I’d be in a bette position to get future upgrades like BMS & Comfort 2 included if I’m signed up to a service plan

5) Armed with this information I know my starting point when I walk into the dealer and ask for a 5 year service plan.

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Just be very aware of what you are buying.

Is it a plan with MG that can be used across the dealer network or is it a credit position at one dealer that evaporates if they go bust (like the Leicester one did)?
 

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It’s definitely worth shopping around for that 4th year service!
 

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Just be very aware of what you are buying.

Is it a plan with MG that can be used across the dealer network or is it a credit position at one dealer that evaporates if they go bust (like the Leicester one did)?
Unfortunately I think it’s the later 🧐
 

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I've got the 4 year plan at £10.78 a month (just DD'd today, coincidently) That must £355 plus a big management charge (£517,44 including MOT), taken out at the dealer's.
 
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I wonder why it is more expensive with the local dealers. Is it because they know you are local? I would ring up for a quote if you can and not tell them you are local. I'd be interested if it makes any difference.
 

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I wonder why it is more expensive with the local dealers. Is it because they know you are local? I would ring up for a quote if you can and not tell them you are local. I'd be interested if it makes any difference.
I would call the cheapest one in my main post “local” as it’s 140 miles away. I do intend to call on them direct when I eventually pick up the car, but it’s good to have a baseline to compare their offers against
 
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