Dealer rip rather than dealer fit. I was quoted £850 for supply and fit if roof rails, and over £1000 for the tow bar. Bought the roof rails separately and did them myself (anyone with a socket set can do it). The tow bar LR use is a rebadged Thule, at least for the removable one I wanted. Shows slightly under the diffuser even when removed, so I got an independent to fit a towtrust removable using LR wiring harness , completely invisible and compatible with and accepted by the computer, at half the LR dealer price.Haggis said:
Good point Herbie, you just jangled something in my memory about that, I'm sure it applies to repair as well as servicing, the magic words being "genuine parts". Of course some people will say it affects residual values, but like you say, you pays your money and take your chance.Herbie said:You don't need to use the dealers for servicing any more to retain your warranty. As long as the garage you use is VAT registered and uses genuine parts, then the warranty won't be void.
It will reduce any 'good will' they might give you for problems out of warranty though, e.g if your engine implodes just out of warranty, the dealers might offer to pay for some of it if you have had the car serviced with them from new. They'd be unlikely to offer that if you hadn't. However, it might be cheaper anyway to get it fixed by an independent garage.
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