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Stupid Car question

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Allegra, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Allegra

    Allegra

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    Mga fafa,
    The manual says the car should be serviced every 10k or x months
    This july na yung scheduled month ng service pero 8k pa lang tinatakbo from last service.
    Alin susundin? have it serviced this july or wait till it hits 10k?
     
  2. Wp.22

    Wp.22

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    Honda yan Fafa A noh? Which cums este comes first dyan.
     


  3. Allegra

    Allegra

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    ganown? ikot campus lang sya mostly
    so kahit short trips lang kelangan pa din service agad?
     
  4. I suggest you follow the service based on mileage not based on the months but on the mileage. The reason that the shops recommend you go in every x number of months is because they usually think that you would have reached that much mileage.
     
  5. edtf

    edtf

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    mas harsh ang short trips sa makina kaysa long trips. More wear and tear
     
  6. Wp.22

    Wp.22

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    Example na lang yung car ni mrs nasa 30k km pa lang e
    pero bukas papa service na for 50k km kasi nauna na yung month na for service siya.
     
  7. MAJINKONG

    MAJINKONG Sr. Member

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    Lugi ka kapag months ang follow mo. why? ubos agad warranty lalo na kapag loan ang vech.
     
  8. Allegra

    Allegra

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    what if hindi mo ginagamit yung sasakyan?

    :) wala lang kasi ako tiwala sa mga casa e
    Puro gastos at replace alam nila
     
  9. Wp.22

    Wp.22

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    Sa kotse ng mrs ko ganon yung months ang sinusunod doon sa akin mileage
     
  10. I cant see the logic why it should be based on months and not on mileage. Perhaps it factors in it the fact that there is heavy traffic and therefore the engine is actually running while there is no added mileage to it.

    Nevertheless, I had a Honda that clocked 15k kms after 6 mos (not the recommended 3 mos). Honda Makati did not recommend to do the 25k check, rather they performed the 15k service due.
     
  11. I thought the warranty was number of kms or a maximum of 3 years and it was based on whichever came first?

    For instance if you've reached 3 years but have not yet clocked that much mileage, then the warranty is up.

    The other question is will the warranty be void if for instance you reached say 10k's after one year and did not have the service made for the 3 month interval?
     
  12. pong

    pong

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    coming from a guy who works with service centers, there is a common misconception that a lot of us have. (i am guilty of this too before) that we
    have to change the oil based on the mileage, this is wrong primarily because of the fact that the oil inside our vehicles deteriorate through time and that we cant do anything about it.

    change your oil at least one every 6 months, 4-5 months is good.

    the same goes for automatic transmissions. many will say that you dont need to change the fluids in that. you need to change that too around once every 2 years. (that is a complete system flush, i dont think any car dealer in manila does that, if u need more info re this, send me a pm)
     
  13. bulm540

    bulm540

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    I change oil and filter every 3750 miles. I do my own so it is cheaper.
     
  14. atmarcella

    atmarcella

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    overwatch....
    lagyan mo nang bagong oil ang kotse tapos wag mo gamitin for 6mos... pag check mo after 6mos brown pa din... heat deteriorates oil.... not time.... ymmv... imo...
     
  15. jasonub

    jasonub

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    i worked as a service manager for mazda kia diahatsu and subaru. Alvarez days. Then i transferred to VW/Audi/RR Rodriguez time, then Chrysler Goodyear high performance center.

    What i recommend to customers and what i do is different. Hehehe dali lang analyzin yan
     
  16. Wp.22

    Wp.22

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    kakakuha ko lang ng car ni mrs s honda shaw medyo bumilis kasi nalinis hehehe. Yung checklist nila naiwan yung na lang gagayahin ko.
     
  17. If your vehicle is relatively new and you are still sending it through the casa, then let them do the check up for whatever mileage it already has. If you are however no longer going to a casa, I dont think you need to do anything other than change oil, filter, possibly sparkplugs, clean air filter and that is it.
     
  18. isuzu

    isuzu

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    I would go for mileage. Modern engine oils and lubricants are a lot more stable than they were before. Unless you travel in dusty areas and in places where temperatures fluctuate a lot.

    IMO, it's just a ploy of car dealers to make money. They don't make a lot of money selling cars now, but they will make a lot of money in servicing vehicles.