I don'tnever do the 30k, 45k, 60k, etc recommended service packages that lots of places push.
I'm not talking about maintenance like fluids and filters and such, I'm talking about that chart where they mention things about inspect/replace/adjust. You know, the things that those rip off 30k mile dealer like to push/offer/suggest. You know, this infamous list. I guess they could say "show me this was done" I've heard horror stories where because someone could prove they had an oil change they had to fight to get them to cover a broken door latch.I haven’t gotten to that mileage yet, but if I were the insurer of the extended warranty, I’d point to the clause where it says the owner is responsible for properly maintaining the vehicle and would demand proof the owner wasn’t contributory to the break down.
Say you have a PCM go bad. Did you get the oil changed regularly? Say you followed the 7500 mile schedule. Can you prove you didn’t drive the car under extreme conditions? City stop and go traffic counts as that. It’s not the 5000 mile schedule. It’s their job to find ways to deny claims. They have shareholders to answer too.
Yeah, I’m being over cynical here, but not by much.
Yep. Usually when you get your oil changed, someone signs for the work on the invoice, which is another stipulation if you get maintenance work done by a third party.Most of those things fall under the multi-point inspections you get when you get your oil changed.
Huh?Most of those things fall under the multi-point inspections you get when you get your oil changed.
Do you have such a warranty? What does the warranty fine print say?Without regard to the value of an extended warranty, has anyone had issues with a claim because they didn't get the 30k, 60k, 90k 'recommended' vehicle service?
The Full Circle Service Report Mazda service depts do whenever your vehicle goes in for anything includes those things (the Under Vehicle section)Huh?
I'm guessing you are making the incorrect assumption that everyone takes their vehicles to the dealership for service.
What about people who DIY, use an independent shop, or quick lube place?
Secondly, what dealership oil change also come with inspections of brake & fuel lines, ball joints, steering linkages, dust boots, ect?
I personally didn't infer that from what was written. "Get your oil changed" to me meant by the dealership, independent shop, or quick-lube shop.That was my point...
you assumed everyone takes their vehicle to a Mazda Dealership for routine service.
I would say few independent shops (and virtually zero quick lube places) inspect items listed in the Mazda owner's manual like...brake & fuel lines, ball joints, steering linkages, dust boots, ect.I personally didn't infer that from what was written. "Get your oil changed" to me meant by the dealership, independent shop, or quick-lube shop.
Many (most?) independent shops and quick lube places do provide basic "XX-point" inspections,
I see what you mean now, you're right. If you get a basic oil change at a Mazda dealership, it would include some (not all) of the items on that list. They charge more for the 30k, 60k, etc services because they're supposed to inspect everything listed in the OM, which keeps the warranty intact. But an independent/quick-lube shop typically would not inspect some items that are inspected by Mazda during the 30k services, as you said.I would say few independent shops (and virtually zero quick lube places) inspect items listed in the Mazda owner's manual like...brake & fuel lines, ball joints, steering linkages, dust boots, ect.
So unless you are going to a Mazda dealership, most of the inspection items do NOT "fall under the multi-point inspections you get when you get your oil changed."
Disclaimer: I do 95% of all maintenance myself, so I haven't been to any of these places for routine service in 10+ years. However, I doubt Valvoline Instant Oil Change is checking fuel lines and ball joints. Edit: They don't...
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Another example supporting my point that these places do NOT inspect the items noted in the owners manual.Firestone basic (free):
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