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Servicing

In the UK, an initial "free" service is performed after the run-in period of 1,000 miles. As with most manufacturers, the labour is free, but parts used (oil & filter) being charged to the customer. (one revision of the service booklet said the service was completely free - this was quickly corrected).

Servicing intervals are then every 6 months (from initial purchase date) or 7,500 miles, whichever comes first. The first six monthly service is classified as a minor service, and as such consists mostly of checks and minor adjustments, with a change of oil and filters. Costs are approximately 90 for a six month service, with the annual inspection costing about 130. Some of the services after two to three years are more expensive, as timing belts and spark plugs (tricky access, apparently) require replacement.

A: Adjust; R: Replace or change; I: Inspect, correct or replace if necessary; (I) Recommend service for safe vehicle operation
Details taken from Service and Warranties Booklet

ItemInterval
 1K mile6 month (7.5K mile)12 month (15K mile)18 month (22K mile)24 month (30K mile)30 month (37.5 mile)36 month (45K mile)42 month (52.5K mile)48 month (60K mile)See Note
Drive belts (except camshaft)IIIIIIIII 
Camshaft belts      R   
Engine oilRRRRRRRRR1
Engine oil filterRRRRRRRRR1
Engine coolant    R   R 
Cooling system, hoses & connectionsI I I I I 
Fuel filter    R   R 
Fuel system, line & connections  I I I I2
Air filter  I R I R1
Spark plugs  R R R R 
4-Gas Analysis Check  I I I I 
ItemInterval
 1K mile6 month (7.5K mile)12 month (15K mile)18 month (22K mile)24 month (30K mile)30 month (37.5 mile)36 month (45K mile)42 month (52.5K mile)48 month (60K mile)See Note
Transmission & diff. oil  I R I R1
Brake fluidIIIIRIIIR3
Brake pads & discs IIIIIIII 
Axle shafts joints & boots  I I I I2
Brake lines IIIIIIII 
Park & service brake operation IIIIIIII2
Clutch systemA I I I I 
Full Geometry checkPerform as required at additional cost
Steering & suspension system  I I I I2
Operation of lights, wipers, washersIIIIIIIII 
Tyre condition and inflation pressuresIIIIIIIII 
Wheel bearing lubricant        (I) 

Notes:

  1. If the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, replace more often than the usual recommended intervals.
  2. If the vehicle is used under severe driving conditions, inspect every 7,500 miles or 6 months whichever occurs first.
  3. If the vehicle is used under high humidity conditions or mountainous areas, replace fluid every 15,000 miles or 12 months whichever occurs first.

Severe driving conditions are:

  • Driving in extremely cold weather
  • Towing a trailer
  • Driving regular short distances
  • Driving on dusty roads
  • Driving on rough or muddy roads
  • Driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials
  • Driving in coastal areas

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