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Post by willy eckerslike on Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Does anyone else think that excluding cost of diagnostics from after market warranties is another way of fleecing motorists. With all the electronic gadgetry fitted to vehicles these days the first thing the garage does is hook up a diagnostic tool and charge a minimum hours labour for doing it ! Unless it's a something obviously broken they don't know where to stsrt.

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Post by roli on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:35 pm

Our garage has regular updates for the diagnostic eqt (think its quarterley) and this has to be paid for and updates are not cheap

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Post by -mojo- on Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:22 pm

But aftermarket warranties aren't cheap either! As already said, you can't do much on a modern van without hooking it up, unless you are going to diagnose by guesswork.

I think those warranties are very poor value myself - I prefer to self-insure (i.e. keep a small fund in reserve for when something on the van breaks).
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Post by willy eckerslike on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:47 pm

roli wrote:Our garage has regular updates for the diagnostic eqt (think its quarterley) and this has to be paid for and updates are not cheap

Roli, my beef is not with the garages but with the warranty companies ! so_sad

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Post by crisp on Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:20 pm

The whole system is geared to finding ways of making money out of owners. If you can't keep selling new charge for the existing. It applies to all vehicle manufacturers and hence on down the chain.
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