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Old 14-06-2021, 03:40 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, the absence of an annual service stamp wouldn't be an issue? Car had a full service last year, filters, brake fluid etc. New shocks and brakes so only the oil is the issue.
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Old 14-06-2021, 04:18 PM   #12
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Depending on the car and mine as an example there isn't an actual annual service. Stuff has intervals and pops up on dash when required. Because of the mileage I did in the first year of ownership the oil and brake fluid have ended up being in different years.

Brake fluid every 2 years regardless of mileage. Oil around 18k or 2 years whichever is first.
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Should I change the oil now query

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Thanks everyone, the absence of an annual service stamp wouldn't be an issue? Car had a full service last year, filters, brake fluid etc. New shocks and brakes so only the oil is the issue.

If it’s on long life - then it’ll be on time or mileage, so 2 years or 18000 mile for example. So you’ve not missed a service from what I’m understanding as it had its service last year (and the cars saying 345 days to next service)
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Old 14-06-2021, 07:02 PM   #14
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I own a MK 7 diesel golf, it has always been serviced using long life 5W 30 oil, it was last serviced in June 20 but due to me shielding until 3 weeks ago it has only done 4k miles in last year. I have now returned physically to work and the car will be used a lot more.

Should I get the oil changed now so fresh oil goes in or leave it a few months? On board computor is saying change in 345 days.

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Some manufacturers will have service with in 20k or 12 months (it varies).

If its under a warranty it’s probably better to get it serviced in line with what the manufacturer states.
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Old 14-06-2021, 09:46 PM   #15
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For what it cost, would you not do it?
Oil and filters are a cheap mechanic, see every day the damage that “standing” does to vehicles.
Also someone while changing the oil can have a look if something else has deteriorated, like CV boots, brake pipes, heat shields, if your pads are not seized in the callipers and so on.

Always over serviced my cars, but had seldom repair bills, previous car did 25k a year, oil change on 12.5k , but I changed it at 6.5k, car is still running with 180k on the clock, never been a spanner to the engine.
We are willing to spend hundreds on cleaning gear, but begrudge a service, really?
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:46 PM   #16
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If I was for changing the car in a couple of years time, I would leave the oil change to next year, keeping the car longer I would probably change it.

My car done 3k last year and did the standard service on mine this year, but I am keeping the car for another 3 or 4 years.
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