Fuel Service Plus - was £70 then £50 now £45 @ Halfords
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Fuel Service Plus - was £70 then £50 now £45 @ Halfords

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Found 13th Apr 2011
If you need a service these days you are looking around the £100 mark, and USUALLY these only involve a oil and filter change and aload of "check". even things like air filters aren't including in most services these days!!! Seems pretty cheap to me!
An oil and filter change is about £50-£75 these days at most places!

This is for a 12-Point Fuel Economy Service Plus covers the following checks:

* Emissions - we test your emission and how efficiently your car is burning fuel
* Fuel System Cleaner - Cleans your fuel system to make sure it burns fuel more effiiciently
* Tyre Pressure - Incorrectly inflated tyres waste fuel. We'll ensure they're at the right pressure and check that they're in good condition
* Oil - We check that your engine's coolant level is correct
* Oil System Cleaner - A special treatment that cleans the oil system in your engine
* Oil Change - Brand new oil using Castrol Madnatec 10W 40 part synthetic (other oils available at an additional charge)
* Oil Filter Change - A brand new oil filter, expertly fitted
* Coolant - We check that your engine's coolant level is correct
* Brakes - We'll check they're not 'binding' and in turn, wasting fuel
* Clutch Check - that its functioning properly
* Road Test - Putting your to the test on the road to make sure it's working at it's best
* Emissions Re-Check - We'll re-check your car to show you the difference the Fuel Service makes to emissions

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Just seems to be checks that you get at MOT time anyway, oil and filter change and some "snake oils" put into your engine hmmmmm

Oil - We check that your engine's coolant level is correct

oO

Also why would you need an oil cleaner if there using new oil?!

"Road Test - Putting your to the test on the road to make sure it's working at it's best"

erm, yeah...let some 17 year old with foreskin problems and acne take my Lexus for a "spin"
(_;)

Castrol Madnatec ???

Is this for hot headed drivers who suffer from road rage.

lol, someone really should have really proof-read it first !

Hpi_matrix

Also why would you need an oil cleaner if there using new oil?!




Probably engine oil flush to flush out the black sludge at the bottom of the engine. You be surprise how much crap lingers at the bottom of the engine.

Original Poster

can someone please advise why this is a bad deal? rather than pick up on spelling and grammar errors cut and pasted from the halfords site?

the cheapest oil and filter change i've found so far is £29.60 (including a discount) from National tyres and Autocenter...

so for an extra 20.40 i'm getting my brakes/coolant/clutch/tyre pressures and emmissons tested?
plus fuel cleaner supplements and oil cleaner suppliments?

well i normal diy my service but might just go for this. for a starters as i drive a Discovery im looking at 6.85 lt of engine oil alone in the oil change thats £30 there not including the filters so hot from me.

the engine flush is about £5 filters oil and fuel £12

ignore any advice they give, ie so they could nitpick and do the work and earn some extra cash back there..

time saved me doing it? well worth the £50 hot from me.... i can now spend my weekend with the wife n kids now

Wappy

well i normal diy my service but might just go for this. for a starters … well i normal diy my service but might just go for this. for a starters as i drive a Discovery im looking at 6.85 lt of engine oil alone in the oil change thats £30 there not including the filters so hot from me.the engine flush is about £5 filters oil and fuel £12ignore any advice they give, ie so they could nitpick and do the work and earn some extra cash back there..time saved me doing it? well worth the £50 hot from me.... i can now spend my weekend with the wife n kids now



It's from £50 and think it'll be more for that Discovery

An additional charge will be made for engine sizes in excess of 2200cc, … An additional charge will be made for engine sizes in excess of 2200cc, Special or synthetic oils are subject to an additional charge.



Says on the services that they charge £30 more for the larger size doubt this surcharge will be lower.

Anyone who takes their car to Halfords is indeed in my opinion an Idiot. Save your time, money, hassle and most probably your cars value by not going to Halfords. Idiots Idiots Idiots!

phil5p

Anyone who takes their car to Halfords is indeed in my opinion an Idiot. … Anyone who takes their car to Halfords is indeed in my opinion an Idiot. Save your time, money, hassle and most probably your cars value by not going to Halfords. Idiots Idiots Idiots!



Where pray tell would you take it then instead of just slagging somewhere off without giving any indication of why or what you would actually do...

its kwik fit that are the idiots, by not doing up wheel nuts after a wheel change, halfords are ok imo

..am I being a bit thick here - the £50.00 soooper doooper service of Halfords involves the basic of car maintenance which, in all fairness, if you can't do it yourself, see or hear it, you shouldn't be driving..

Perhaps the oil change is the best thing as you don't have the ball ache of getting rid of the old and as for the oil cleaner, it's a no no - you don't want the engine toooo clean - ask any mechanic....

something else will pop up as not working and you will ended paying three times that amount.. They are magicians..

Original Poster

Now £45, if you book it for 22nd 23rd or 26th of April and use voucher code "easter".......

its back on £50
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