No doubt your dealer has changed your car to fixed time/distance in an effort to increase their income!You were right, phoned the dealer and it is indeed set to time and distance. But the costs are very different to yours, I've been quoted £190 ?
As I understand it they are now all being set to time/distance servicing & you now need to ask for ' Longlife regime ' to be set at the PDI rather than what used to be the other way round. That is what I told by a dealer this week when checking the current PDI set up.This is all very interesting, I didn't ask for it to be set to time/distance servicing, and I've had it from new ?
Correctamundo According to my mate all Golfs/Bora/Jetta/Passats made since 2000 are set to variable servicing at the factory.
What the stealers should be doing is asking the customer what sort of mileage they do and then advising them if it should be changed, not being sneaky barstewards and changing it without their knowledge.
Why did you not use this advice?No doubt your car has the "service bug". Take it to the dealer and ask them to reset it. The MINIMUM mileage for a car on long-life srevicing to need a service is 9k. Everyone seems to go a long way further than that though. Mine, not a GTI, was first serviced at 18k. The service indicator on mine needed reset at 4k miles.