After sending our cars to the private workshop for some time, we had noticed some flaws. When we told them about our car problems, they just said no worries. They did not detect any defects at all ! Hubby was worried and asked me to bring the car back to the original workshop recently.
Few days back, I went and was told that the mileage of my car at that moment required Major Servicing which cost an estimated of RM800 ++. I was shocked because all these while, I've never paid so much to service a car. But I've no idea what does a major service inclusive of.
In the private workshop, the most I paid was only about RM140 per service. All they do was changing black oil and oil filter.
Since I was already at the original workshop, I agreed with the normal servicing (change black oil, oil filter and xxx oil - can't remember the name) which cost me about RM200 including labor charge and 6% govt tax. And the technician did some other inspections as well. That was being shown in the jobsheet that the customer service lady showed me before I agreed with the servicing.
The technician then found that the front brake pad are getting thinner and suggested to have that changed during the NEXT service (in another 3 months time). Then I requested for the lady to give me a quotation on that item and it cost RM 474.80 excluding 6% govt tax (the rear brake pad are still usable)
Hubby and I was thinking if we should seek a 2nd opinion from those private workshop or not. By the way, this car of ours just turned 5 this year.
Dilemma dilemma.........car maintenance aren't cheap ! Where do you usually sent your car for servicing and How much do you pay for your car servicing ?