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Old 01-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #26
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My dealer has basic oil change for $69.99 and $129.95 for 7,500 mile interval maintenance.
My car is at 7k now. When I went in they insisted that if I don't do the 7,500 mile interval maintenance for $129.95, they can void my warranty.
I look at what's offered for the 7,500 service it looks like just a lot of extra 'inspections' compared to basic oil change.
Can they really void my warranty for choosing basic oil change?
Especially if the manual doesn't specifically call out for these inspections.
They can't void your warranty if you can show that the services were done on time, even if you do the work yourself. Of course, you should save oil/filter/etc. receipts as evidence.

But the fact that this dealership made this claim makes them sketchy. Do your own work, if possible. If not possible, find a new dealership.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #27
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They can't void your warranty if you can show that the services were done on time, even if you do the work yourself. Of course, you should save oil/filter/etc. receipts as evidence.

But the fact that this dealership made this claim makes them sketchy. Do your own work, if possible. If not possible, find a new dealership.
ummm ive never heard of that. thats bull****. i think so long as you can prove that you've completed the maintenance if they ever ask if you have problems, they can't say anything. never heard that you had to do it at the dealership, thats just dumb.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #28
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bobdole888
1. Stay away from that dealership
2. the maintenance book tells you what needs to be done
3 stop going to dealerships
4 go to a nice independent mechanic or subaru shop, chances are they are way better than dealership else
5 DIY
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #29
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ummm ive never heard of that. thats bull****. i think so long as you can prove that you've completed the maintenance if they ever ask if you have problems, they can't say anything. never heard that you had to do it at the dealership, thats just dumb.
So the difference between basic oil change and '7.5k maintenance' is just that they do a lot of checks.
Is there anyway that they could void my warranty because I chose not to have those checks? I only want to spend money on what is required and necessary.
I was quite unhappy that they tried to force me to pay for the extra checks.
But I did insist on doing only oil change.

Unfortunately for me, there are 2 dealers near me and both seem to be equally scummy.

I'll have to look for independent shops for future service.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:43 AM   #30
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they can't void your warranty for not doing their unecessary inflated check. also any independent mechanic/technician worth his salt always looks at cars and for those things anyways without charging you. You seem to be in fear of warranty claim deinals, don't be.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #31
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So the difference between basic oil change and '7.5k maintenance' is just that they do a lot of checks.
Is there anyway that they could void my warranty because I chose not to have those checks? I only want to spend money on what is required and necessary.
I was quite unhappy that they tried to force me to pay for the extra checks.
But I did insist on doing only oil change.

Unfortunately for me, there are 2 dealers near me and both seem to be equally scummy.

I'll have to look for independent shops for future service.
If you find a good shop to do your services it will be in their best interest to look over the car when they do even an oil change. When I was working on cars I always drove the car before and after an oil change. While the oil was draining you do a quick look under the car. Wiggle the wheels for loose tie rods/ball joints/bearings. Look at exhaust,tire wear, cv boots, leaks (if any) and other misc stuff. You can also peek at the brake pads and get a good idea of wear without pulling the wheels. I always noted anything seen on the service order so that the customer can see what is needed either now or in the future. The customer would always be charged for just the oil change and you would hope that they would come back for more if they need anything. A shop that tries to push the customer into doing the work immediately unless it is a safety issue should be avoided.
Just a few pointers.

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