Some may even be tempted to skip maintenance altogether and risk damaging the car and its value.
However, Nissan’s latest offer brings all the benefits of dealer expertise at a price to make independent garages squirm.
Nissan dealerships’ fixed-price servicing now costs from as little as £109 for cars which have passed their third birthday. As well as the reassurance that comes from knowing the car is in the hands of a Nissan-trained technician working with Nissan genuine parts, the ‘You+ Nissan Care’ commitment means customers are entitled to free RAC roadside assistance cover and a courtesy car.
The company is so confident customers won’t find a better offer it will also price-match any written quote within 10 miles of the dealership.
Gold, Silver or Bronze fixed-price servicing packages are available. The Bronze, costing from just £109, includes a 20-point check plus oil and filter change. In addition, it includes a road test to check the operation of areas such as brakes, suspension and steering.
Customers can upgrade to the Silver package, costing from £169 and adding more checks plus a new air filter and spark plugs.
For just £60 extra the Gold package includes everything from the Bronze and Silver packages plus six more check points and the renewal of brake fluid, replacement of coolant and the fitting of a new fuel filter.
In addition to the expert care, customers benefit from RAC breakdown cover which alone could cost around £90. Plus, a service history from a Nissan dealer is bound to prove a selling point when it’s time for a customer’s Nissan to find a new home.