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First service (and warranty reactivation) booked at Eden Vauxhall in Branscombe for October 24th. They're collecting from and delivering back to my house north of Portsmouth. The price they've quoted me is £111.16 . Sound ok? I am assuming they won't change the oil as the car says it has loads of life left..nearly all my mileage is electric. I've got nothing I want them to address at this point..

Little bit nervous given some others feedback on servicing! :)

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Our service was about that from Eden Vauxhall, Exeter so it sounds about right.

They didn't change the oil... as with yours... lots of life left although I don't think that is open-ended. I think they change it regardless at the 2nd service and that makes sense because oil absorbs water and after a while it can start to degrade even with no RE use.
 

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First service was done today by Eden Vauxhall Branksome. As arranged, they came and collected it at 9am and delivered it back to me about 5. Nothing special done, just the standard first service, a 'free' visual vehicle inspection, washed and vacuumed. Cost £111.66, and the paperwork includes the checklists of what was done. Doesn't look like it's had any software updates (I don't have satnav), and all my radio favourites and auto store stations are still there.

So...all pretty painless :)
 

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Interesting point about the oil life. My car has now covered over 3.5k and oil life is down to 90%. Daily commute is over 100 miles and no charging available at work yet. The courtesy car I had whilst mine was in recently was about 6 months older (I can check on Monday when I collect it again!), has covered around 1k and oil life was down to 80%. Could it be that there is a factor for the age of the oil built into the oil life indicator as well as mileage?
 

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The other day at 32,000 miles the oil life was down to 5% and a message to have it replaced came up and has stayed up ever since. Its now booked in for it's second service at the end of next month. Cost is £330.00 plus £29.00 for a recommended brake fluid change.
The garage said the % oil life left is based on a number of things including age, mileage, type of driving (motorway etc.) and style of driving (foot to floor in my case!).

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First service was done today by Eden Vauxhall Branksome. As arranged, they came and collected it at 9am and delivered it back to me about 5. Nothing special done, just the standard first service, a 'free' visual vehicle inspection, washed and vacuumed. Cost £111.66, and the paperwork includes the checklists of what was done. Doesn't look like it's had any software updates (I don't have satnav), and all my radio favourites and auto store stations are still there.

So...all pretty painless :)
That sounds a bit much to me. I didn't pay for my first Volt service because I paid for the fixed price warranty extension/servicing package from Chevrolet, but the garage gave me a copy of the invoice they sent Chevrolet and it was under £40.
 

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£40 is about half an hour at my dealer. Not much you can do in that. It would take them that long for the paperwork! I think that under £100 would be a reasonable price. Don't forget that the price they charge Chevrolet might be at very preferential rates.
 

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[/quote]That sounds a bit much to me. I didn't pay for my first Volt service because I paid for the fixed price warranty extension/servicing package from Chevrolet, but the garage gave me a copy of the invoice they sent Chevrolet and it was under £40.[/quote]

I think it was probably reasonable for an annual service (£93+VAT), I'm not complaining.. looking back at what others have paid, there's quite a bit of local variability it seems. Maybe they factor in collection/delivery. I've not got a service plan, and they collected and delivered back Bournemouth to Portsmouth. I assume you dropped yours in - there's an Ampera/Volt dealer in Abingdon isn't there?
 

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£40 is about half an hour at my dealer. Not much you can do in that. It would take them that long for the paperwork! I think that under £100 would be a reasonable price. Don't forget that the price they charge Chevrolet might be at very preferential rates.
I'm sure it must have been a preferential rate, but remember also that the first service doesn't actually require them to do anything other than 'inspect' and check off the paperwork.

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I assume you dropped yours in - there's an Ampera/Volt dealer in Abingdon isn't there?
Grove actually. They have a branch in Abingdon but the guy with the Volt training is at Grove. Much handier for me than Cambridge though.
 
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