[quote author=otaku link=topic=65482.msg1121654#msg1121654 date=1167210073]
So my dealer sent me a letter today (its been a month since I bought the car) saying I need to bring the car in for servicing just wondering if everyone elses dealer is doing this. Am I going to need to service this thing four times a year?
Hi otaku! Of course, it depends on your type of driving, but the general answer to your question is, no, you do not need to have the car serviced that often (or after one month, unless you have hit the point of needing an oil change).
Now, please understand, that what I am going to say next is in no way meant to be a wise crack:
Read your Owner's Manual! :shock:
It is your best friend. In the Owner's Manual is a section in the back with your cars Maintenance Schedule. The best advice anyone can give you, is to follow it. Some of it may seem like overkill, and as time goes on, you may weed some scheduled maintenance out, but that will be up to you (and at your own peril):bash:. If you follow your maintenace schedule, and keep records, you will not have to worry about "Voiding your Warranty". Also included in your Owner's Manual folder, there is normally a smaller insert that is a pocket version of the Maintenance Schedule.
Just another word of caution, always take any advice given to you by anyone (including me), over the Internet, or friends and family, with a grain of salt. Just because we have an opinion and can type on a computer, doesn't always mean we know what the heck we are talking about! There are some very knowledgeable people on this forum (and others), but just understand that when you get free advice, sometimes you get what you paid :dur:! Always check your Manual, do some independent research, and verify what you have been told. Then you will know you have an educated answer.
Good luck with the new car, otaku. :klavergreg: