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Old 10.03.2013, 12:49
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Hi Dream Machine:

VW (and probably other manufacturers) offer two types of servicing packages. Short-term: every 12 months or 15,000km
and long-term: every 2 years or 30,000km.

Why would anyone go for the shorter term package??
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Maybe a 15k service is approx half or two thirds price of a big service ?

15k around town = 30k on highways

Peace of mind for idiots like me ?
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Not quite every brand but fair enough - sent you DM with specs I need; would be great to hear back. Cheers
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Aha, so it's possible to do this in CH. Do you know how much it would cost? (the car would be from the VAG group)
Yes it is.Will get back at you tomorrow
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Hi Dream Machine:

VW (and probably other manufacturers) offer two types of servicing packages. Short-term: every 12 months or 15,000km
and long-term: every 2 years or 30,000km.

Why would anyone go for the shorter term package??
I'm really not sure what you're referring to here - the service intervals required for any given vehicle are fixed, and built-in to the car computer these days so it will tell you when a service is needed as well as listed in the service booklet. There's no option to change them to anything other than the predefined intervals.

Servicing 'package' sounds like you're talking about something entirely different, like the 10-year/100000km free servicing 'Audi care' package we have on one of ours. None of these are really 'free' of course, as we've already paid a premium to buy an official Swiss Audi rather than an unofficially imported one.
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I'm really not sure what you're referring to here - the service intervals required for any given vehicle are fixed, and built-in to the car computer these days so it will tell you when a service is needed as well as listed in the service booklet. There's no option to change them to anything other than the predefined intervals.

Servicing 'package' sounds like you're talking about something entirely different, like the 10-year/100000km free servicing 'Audi care' package we have on one of ours. None of these are really 'free' of course, as we've already paid a premium to buy an official Swiss Audi rather than an unofficially imported one.

Based on your VIN number you can get all kinds of info,even mire then when connecting your car to the Computer.
That is what i ment.
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Any suggestions for getting under the bonnet/hood of a 2007 Peugeot 307S? It's my late father-in-law's car and we left it in the garage back in the UK and now the battery's gone dead. Although we can get into the car with the key manually, the bonnet catch inside is broken so it's not popping the bonnet as it should. We can't charge the battery until we can get the bonnet open.
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Any suggestions for getting under the bonnet/hood of a 2007 Peugeot 307S? It's my late father-in-law's car and we left it in the garage back in the UK and now the battery's gone dead. Although we can get into the car with the key manually, the bonnet catch inside is broken so it's not popping the bonnet as it should. We can't charge the battery until we can get the bonnet open.

if its a Stick shift you can get into the car,have some people push it,give contact put it in second gear press the clutch let it roll then release the clutch and the car will start...If it is an automatic that wont be possible.

You gotta find the cable to the hood,and where it goes through.A shop manual might be usefull...
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if its a Stick shift you can get into the car,have some people push it,give contact put it in second gear press the clutch let it roll then release the clutch and the car will start...If it is an automatic that wont be possible.

You gotta find the cable to the hood,and where it goes through.A shop manual might be usefull...
It's a semi-automatic so I suspect that wouldn't work unfortunately. We've got the manual that came with the car, but it doesn't have any useful suggestions. The only thing it says for the battery is if the car is going to be parked up for a long time then disconnect it. Unfortunately we read that bit after it had gone flat.
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

You can't bump-start a modern vehicle if the battery's totally dead, as there is nothing to run the computer, fuel pump, etc.

What you can do is charge the battery through the cigarette lighter.

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You can't bump-start a modern vehicle if the battery's totally dead, as there is nothing to run the computer, fuel pump, etc.

What you can do is charge the battery through the cigarette lighter.

Tom
Yes, that's our other possibility, but we've got to manoeuvre two cars in a tight space (drive in area behind the row of garages) so we can get the cable connected.
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

I sent in all details which Deanmachine asked for - waiting for an offer that will blow my socks off
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

The German ADAC club publish breakdown statistics, and some magazines publish the TÜV statistics.

I love reading these, what does DreamMachine consider, are they useful as a buyer's guide?
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I sent in all details which Deanmachine asked for - waiting for an offer that will blow my socks off

Will give you a call later on to discuss
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The German ADAC club publish breakdown statistics, and some magazines publish the TÜV statistics.

I love reading these, what does DreamMachine consider, are they useful as a buyer's guide?

I don't.
I think they are just good marketing tools for selling.
I like to do my own research.
Mechanichs Forums,Car Forums and talk to people who have experienced it first hand.
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Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull
Hi Deanmachine!! I love to do cars modifications,repairs, finish modification of air intake on my Morgan.I have no your experience,and appreciate your offer.
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Hi Deanmachine!! I love to do cars modifications,repairs, finish modification of air intake on my Morgan.I have no your experience,and appreciate your offer.
Let me know if i can help
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Dean...

Moving to Zug soon. 2 Adults 3 kids. We want to be able to drive around the area on vacation and our allowance is $900 USD per month. What do you recommend that wont kill us on fuel costs?
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Dean...

Moving to Zug soon. 2 Adults 3 kids. We want to be able to drive around the area on vacation and our allowance is $900 USD per month. What do you recommend that wont kill us on fuel costs?
Hey there

900$ a Monte for a Car allowance...is that what you are Saying?
If yes then the question is...lease with down payment?how much do you drive?
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Vehicle Service Schedule question: what is it for Volkswagen? With the 5 year 150,000km warranty, what is the owner expected to pay during those 5yrs/150k
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