Servicing & Maintenance Charges of Volkswagens


deville_56

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Hi

This is my about shocking experience about first service of my Polo 1.6 petrol. At the time submitting my car for service I have been told it will cost me between 9000 to 10000 Rs. I was shocked to hear how expensive it is. When my car was delivered then I was handed over a bill of Rs. 11674/-. I am looking for justification of this 1st service cost of POLO car. The following are the facts about this 1st service :

- Service at one year
- Kms completed 10043 at the time of service
- There is no damage or replacement required as my knowledge
- This is petrol car
- Handled carefully

I have another car Toyota Altis 1.8G This has been serviced two months back. It was second year service and I paid only aprrox. 3500/- Rs.. Toyota Altis also require service yearly.

Compare to these two cars Toyota Altis suppose to be considered premium and should be more expensive.

I am attaching an invoice here which I paid so it will give clear picture.
VW charges more like Audi [;)]

Apart from the Synthetic Lubrication and AC cleaning, I see nothing abnormal from what we get regularly from VW. Both jobs were unnecessary.

They use Castrol Magnatec Professional 5W-40 fully syntheic engine oil which is only available with them.
this professional series is only available with the dealership as per castrol website.
this oil is rs.950/= with taxes as i just bought a litre to top off my vehicle.
so the service cost is justifiable to be in the range of Rs.8000-9000.
i would like to add my two cents that one should follow the VW oil specifications as their engines are very sensitive to mineral oil and more so with diesel engine oil for which VW 505 01 specification is reqd. this specification oil is not available outside at all.
Mobil 1 also got VW spec oils, 501, 502 and 505.
 
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for VW diesel Engines, Only two oils are available in aftermarket
VW 505.01 - Liqui Moly Toptec 4100 5w40 - INR 3800-3900 for 5 ltr
VW 507 - Mobil 5W30 ESP - INR 900 per ltr - INR 4500 per 5 ltr

VW/Skoda guys, we should one of these two for our cars
 
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New part update - Timing Belt Kit

Now our Polo/Vento/Rapid diesel timing kit available in INA and Dayco brands along with costly contitech

INA - INR 8600
DAYCO - INR 8200
 
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I'm planning to buy a used VW PASSAT mostly (2010 or 11) model. Will the maintenance eat out my pockets?

Please share your reviews of ownership..
 
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for VW diesel Engines, Only two oils are available in aftermarket
VW 505.01 - Liqui Moly Toptec 4100 5w40 - INR 3800-3900 for 5 ltr
VW 507 - Mobil 5W30 ESP - INR 900 per ltr - INR 4500 per 5 ltr

VW/Skoda guys, we should one of these two for our cars
Hi,
My friend owns 2011 Skoda rapid 1.6 tdi.
What is the recommended engine oil to use outside A.S.S ?
Have you tried Liqui Moly Toptec 4200 or 4100 5w40 ?
And where in Chennai can he buy ?
 
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Is it advisable to buy the service maintenance packs for Skoda cars, 4 years or 60000kms whichever is earlier?
Its great deal,as my friend who had a 2008 Octavia had this.He ran it till 50k km,in 2012,and till that date he didn't spend any money as service expense ,as everything was covered in this package.
 

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