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Service My car is reading "Time for Service", How long do I have before I need to take the car in? In terms of the services provided, what does the time for service readout mean?

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Usually the service should be done every 7,500 miles.

I'd get it in soon. Volvos don't like old oil and if the level get's low, or oil get's too sludgy, you could be looking at more cost than a service.

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Why do they refuse to remove rust from my renault car sayiny one service was done too late I couldnt get your other link

If your car is covered by new car manufacturer warranty of 3 years or whatever period and you make a claim on that warranty within the warranty period the obligation of the manufacturer is subject to the terms and conditions of the warranty.

If you have failed to abide by a condition of the warranty a warranty claim can be rejected. You need to read the warranty term and conditions carefully.

If the renault warranty provides that the company will cover any major deterioration in the body work, such as rust, not caused by owner use, owner neglect , owner misuse and similar then you have a sound claim. But you need to read the exclusions carefully.

As for mechanical servicing, this is entirely irrelevent to body work surface deterioration as being late for a scheduled service has no bearing on what happens to the body work on the car. You could have had all mechanical services done on time and still had exactly the same issue with the body work occur when it did. Some issues can be directly subject to having mechanical servicing done on time because failure of on time mechanical servicing can be the direct cause or contributing cause of an issue.

You should not have any rust issues in a properly cared for new car still under warranty and if you do it will be a manufacturer quality control issue. When you had your mechanical servicing done is quite unrelated to and cannot be the cause of the problem.
Similarly, if your windscreen cracks because of poor quality glass or excessive body flexing in the vehicle that is unrelated to when you had your mechanical servicing carried out.

From the very little information you have provided, and if your car is under new car warranty it does appear that the manufacturer is looking for any sliver of an excuse not to rectify the issue. The dealership is in their hands for a decision . But it is also possible that the company will not pay the dealer sufficient cash to carry out the work needed and so in that event the dealer might be trying to fob you off because generally they make very little profit, if any profit, from genuine warranty work.

As mentioned before, the terms and conditions of your new car warranty is the important factor so check them carefully.

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For any type of product you purchase such as: Lawn mowers, cell phones, televisions, auto's, auto parts, etc., always inquire with the sales person about any warranties; regarding specific amount of time warranty is good for, as well as the stipulations of the warranty.

Some warranties require that a certain object or part not be tampered with at anytime a defect, malfunction or mishap occurs with the product or part. Some parts will have stickers or labels that will indicate that removal of such or the dismantling of parts will VOID the warranty.

Always, take back the unit in question while still under warranty (if possible) or, if available purchase additional warranty coverage if possible (affordable to you), and ask what options are available per additional warranty coverage based on pricing, length of time, terms of service, terms of warranty etc.

Warranties, as most know can be lengthy in reading, however it is worth the time to read thier entirety and can save you both time, money.

Most of us are familiar with or have at one time become familiar with some type of warranty at one point or another, however a lot of people don't really take the time to completely read through it and educate themselves and end up regretting it in the end, and only take in the "jist" of the warranty that is verbally given at a time of purchase.

So, read it, or reap it. It's your dollars, it's your time. Warranty it, Read it, and play it safe - and.....SAVE TIME AND MONEY!! (not yelling)

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