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Asked by Roland de Chazal

My 2008 VW Jetta turbo-diesel has only done 32,249 km, but is due for its four-year service at a cost of $1600. When I queried the cost I was told the toothed belt and guide roller has to be replaced and the brake fluid has to be changed; things that are normally done at 120,000 km. I cannot afford the $1600 right now, but I don't want to take it to another dealer. I'm very fussy about my services and love my car, but the dealer won't budge. Is it really necessary to change the belt and renew the brake fluid at 32,000 km?

Answered by CarsGuide

25 Jul 2012 Graham Smith

I'm not surprised the dealer won't budge; he doesn't want to be held responsible for giving poor advice if something happens as a result of missing or extending the service intervals. I would take the same approach and say that you should do the service as they suggest.

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