Why doesn't Vauxhall's service plan include brake fluid?
I wonder why a pre-paid Vauxhall Servicing Plan would exclude brake fluid? I've spoken to Vauxhall "Customer Care" whose attitude was that it is a matter between the car owner and franchise. I've spoken to the franchise. The service manager says that although Vauxhall recommends brake fluid be changed at the 40,000-mile service, it is not included in the plan. This seems like a dangerous nonsense to me. How many Vauxhall Servicing Plan owners feel aggrieved at having to part with another £30 on top of their monthly payments (in my case £16.25) and decide not to have the brake fluid changed?
I don't generally recommend service plans precisely because of this sort of thing. The purpose of servicing a car regularly is to help it to last. But many cheap service plans exclude things like annual oil changes and brake fluid changes, so actually work out bad value.
Answered by Honest John on