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    What is the going rate for a minor and major service for double cabs these days?

    When i bought my hardbody last year, i was told approximately R2600 for a minor and around R4k for a major. I am a bit uncertain about the major by R4k sticks in my memory.

    Dropped the bakkie off for a minor service....Its now R3200 and a major is R61000.....Seriously is that normal? R6k for a major service. What is the going rate for other brands? It seems a bit offside

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    Ja that is a little bit on the steep side, I get my 2008 Kb300 done for R2100 as a minor service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Ja that is a little bit on the steep side, I get my 2008 Kb300 done for R2100 as a minor service.

    I paid R3100 earlier this year for a minor service for my '08 KB300.
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    Default Re: Average cost of service for double cabs

    What's a minor service? Oil change?

    Paid R2300 yesterday for an oil change for the Amarok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B_Engel View Post
    I paid R3100 earlier this year for a minor service for my '08 KB300.
    Was that with Isuzu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    What's a minor service? Oil change?

    Paid R2300 yesterday for an oil change for the Amarok.
    HaHA thats a good question, I assume we mean without major changes such as all filters, diff oils and what not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    HaHA thats a good question, I assume we mean without major changes such as all filters, diff oils and what not...
    One would think so....But with previous experience with Suzuki and their ''Life time oils'' who knows.

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    On my Hilux 2.8 GD6 4X4

    20 000km oil, oil filter, diesel filter and cabin filter = R2500
    30 000km oil & oil filter = R1900
    40 000km oil, oil filter, diesel filter, air filter, cabin filter, front and rear diff oil change = R5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by riaande View Post
    On my Hilux 2.8 GD6 4X4

    20 000km oil, oil filter, diesel filter and cabin filter = R2500
    30 000km oil & oil filter = R1900
    40 000km oil, oil filter, diesel filter, air filter, cabin filter, front and rear diff oil change = R5000

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    I suppose it's not that much different. thats 9400 over 40 000km, where as the nissan will be about the same over 30 000. But then again the one vehicle is more than double the price lol

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    Seriously consider doing it yourself. It sounds daunting I know, and, to be honest, the thought still makes me nervous before I start each time, but its such a simple job its actually ridiculous.
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    In my experience, one should firstly look at the premises of the service outlet, and try to relate that to monthly rental before you decide if you can afford them. I buy my Fortuner's 3 filter set from Cummings at R 320,92, take my own oil, and the minor service including cleaning the rear brake drums comes to R 700 plus my filters plus oil. I take the service schedule checklist from Toyota with to the non-franchise outlet, and everything gets ticked off. I service every 10000 ks, but replace the air filter only when dirty, with the result that I now have spare ones.

    I was told by a popular brand mechanic that he was allowed only 25 minutes on a major service for a double cab 4x4. He said all the oils are changed by an oil-change attendant in the oil bay, and when he gets the vehicle he must do the rest of the check list. You ask why you are not allowed in the workshop? This is probably part of the answer. But then, I saw a 1400 Nissan bakkie with 60000 kilometers on that last saw the inside of something resembling a garage when it left the showroom floor, and it was running just fine, albeit the tiny oil filter that should have been changed at the first service.
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    So here is a breakdown of my last major service. (240k km).

    Circled in red is a major service, new belts, new filters, oil etc. R4263

    the next blue line is a cost to fix the brakes which was my rear left drum was not engaging, found that out in a roadworthy test... R3513

    last blue line is a new bearing kit for that wheel as well. R565.
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    Op what volume and type of oil does your vehicle use?

    Some vehicles use a lot of oil and its expensive, still at R3k for an oil + filter change even if its pricey oil and they need 10L of oil they are still charging a good R1500 for labour, so 100% you are getting gouged.

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    IMHO, if your vehicle does not have warranty /guarantee etc then learn and do the service yourself. People say doing it yourself takes longer so it's cheaper to take it in for a service.... But who charges oneself for labour.

    Doing it yourself gives you pride, knowledge of how to do it and you save a fortune on parts required. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    IMHO, if your vehicle does not have warranty /guarantee etc then learn and do the service yourself. People say doing it yourself takes longer so it's cheaper to take it in for a service.... But who charges oneself for labour.Doing it yourself gives you pride, knowledge of how to do it and you save a fortune on parts required. Just saying.
    But what about the FSH when you want to sell? On this forum the advice to a potential buyer would always be "walk away if no FSH"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scholtie View Post
    But what about the FSH when you want to sell? On this forum the advice to a potential buyer would always be "walk away if no FSH"
    Iv seen cars advertised as full service history partially by franchise. which is exactly what my car is. It was serviced till 160k by dealer then I did all services myself and stapled invoices of parts in the book and wrote in dates and mileage. On my jimny they gave me exactly what I asked for on trade in and sold it a week later. You might get a lower trade in but the amount you save is a lot so might make up for the lower selling price.

    For example I can service my pajero sport with new oil filter, air filter, diesel filter and 10liters of semi synthetic for R1600 every 10 000km. Doubt I could get away for under R5k from dealer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Seriously consider doing it yourself. It sounds daunting I know, and, to be honest, the thought still makes me nervous before I start each time, but its such a simple job its actually ridiculous.
    Hi Graham, how do you learn? I would like to service mine. Can get more stolen by the stealers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatyamacallit View Post
    Iv seen cars advertised as full service history partially by franchise. which is exactly what my car is. It was serviced till 160k by dealer then I did all services myself and stapled invoices of parts in the book and wrote in dates and mileage. On my jimny they gave me exactly what I asked for on trade in and sold it a week later. You might get a lower trade in but the amount you save is a lot so might make up for the lower selling price.

    For example I can service my pajero sport with new oil filter, air filter, diesel filter and 10liters of semi synthetic for R1600 every 10 000km. Doubt I could get away for under R5k from dealer
    I have the same car! I want to service it myself. How do I learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scholtie View Post
    But what about the FSH when you want to sell? On this forum the advice to a potential buyer would always be "walk away if no FSH"
    Make a record incl all invoices of service/work you have done, that for me and most people is a perfectly acceptable FSH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teryos View Post
    Hi Graham, how do you learn? I would like to service mine. Can get more stolen by the stealers!
    On all the vehicles Ive done myself Ive found the info, and learnt from either a youtube video, or, step by step guides on a forum of some sort. You'll be amazed at the amount of effort some guys put in to explain how to do it. Im sure you'll find one for yours.
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