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Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?
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10th Aug 2020
3 min read

Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?

PLEASE NOTE: This is no longer the latest advice on car servicing in Victoria. Head here for the updated restrictions. Victorians hoping to get their car serviced or repaired in lockdown will first have to ask themselves one question amid stage-four restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne: "Is it necessary or essential?"
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Susannah Guthrie
Skoda introduces used-car capped-price servicing
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13th May 2020
2 min read

Skoda introduces used-car capped-price servicing

Skoda Australia has announced capped-price servicing packages available to owners of its used cars. The packages – which cover all items in the routine service schedule – are available for used Skoda cars that are more than 12 months old or have travelled more than 15,000km, providing they have had their first scheduled service. Skoda’s packages are valid for four years and span the vehicle’s next four annual services or 60,000km, whichever comes first.
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Liam Murphy
Capped-price servicing explained: A guide to what's offered, what's covered and the limitations
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21st Mar 2020
4 min read

Capped-price servicing explained: A guide to what's offered, what's covered and the limitations

If you're in the market for a new vehicle, or even a used one, there are many things to consider, but one items sometimes overlooked is servicing. Aside from the inconvenience of taking a car to a dealer or mechanic, opaque and uncertain pricing has in the past made it the automotive equivalent of visiting the dentist — necessary, but unpleasant. For a while now, local distributors have tried to make things a little less gruelling by limiting, or sometimes eliminating, servicing costs.
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Derek Fung
Mahindra PikUp gets capped-price servicing
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23rd Oct 2019
1 min read

Mahindra PikUp gets capped-price servicing

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Scott Collie
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23rd Oct 2019
1 min read

Mahindra PikUp gets capped-price servicing

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Scott Collie
Volvo Australia introduces capped-price servicing
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13th Sep 2019
2 min read

Volvo Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Volvo Car Australia has introduced capped-price servicing across its range, addressing one of the biggest concerns about its SUVs, wagons and sedans. The new plans pull Volvo's maintenance pricing into closer alignment with BMW, although the German brand is still cheaper. Three years or 45,000km of servicing for the S60, V60 and XC40 is priced at $1595, and it'll cost $1795 to maintain the petrol XC60 and XC90. Servicing for the XC60, XC90 and V90 Cross Country diesels costs $1895.
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Scott Collie
LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers
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12th Feb 2019
4 min read

LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers

The Liberal/National Party (LNP) has this morning released its consultation paper into the sharing of manufacturer vehicle service and repair information, backing the ACCC's calls to make it mandatory.
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Scott Collie