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Hi All,

Just had the B service for my XFS and was very happy with the service I received and car is ticking over nicely.

Already looking ahead to next years service I thought Id check Jags prices and going off their "Recommended service schedule" they say my next service due is the 176k miles / 11 year service, do I go off their recommended service plan as my car is only on 96k miles? Slighty confused and looking for some advice.

Next two services at Jag for 11 & 12 year service is just over £500... bargain!!?

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CB
 

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Jag service schedules are time and mileage, whatever comes first. Many items deteriorate with age, not just through mileage.
 

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It depends, is the answer I would give.

Some items that are shown as mileage and time dependant, are essentially only really mileage dependant. I appreciate it won't apply to you, but a good example would be spark plugs. Absolutely no point changing them on a time basis alone.

Other things like belts are different as they can perish with age regardless of mileage.
 

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Belt replacement is imminent (on mileage) so you might want to start looking for a reputable Indy to do that for you?
 
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Thanks for the answers all. So I’ve already got the CAM belt and Aux belt replaced. So I am best going off the age rather than the mileage?
 

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For the time being I have been getting mine serviced at a Jaguar garage (Listers at Droitwich) as I still have the Jaguar Extended Warranty and want to maintain the on-line service history. But I do insist on just an oil service despite what they try to sell me every year. Mine too is coming up for cam-belt change but I'll be getting that done at a local indy.
 

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Thanks John, i just got my service done at a local Indy plus MOT for the lovely sum of £850 so I decided to check Jaguar website for plans and was shocked to see that their recommended next 2 years of services with them would cost me around £500. That’s a bargain if I ever saw one.
 

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For the time being I have been getting mine serviced at a Jaguar garage (Listers at Droitwich) as I still have the Jaguar Extended Warranty and want to maintain the on-line service history. But I do insist on just an oil service despite what they try to sell me every year. Mine too is coming up for cam-belt change but I'll be getting that done at a local indy.
I'm pretty sure the Indy I used to use (Jag specialist in Doncaster) also had access to the Jaguar online service history to keep that side of things updated.

I know for certain it cost him a small fortune each year to do the Jaguar technical update courses too.

I assumed it would be the same for most of the Indys.
 

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For the time being I have been getting mine serviced at a Jaguar garage (Listers at Droitwich) as I still have the Jaguar Extended Warranty and want to maintain the on-line service history. But I do insist on just an oil service despite what they try to sell me every year. Mine too is coming up for cam-belt change but I'll be getting that done at a local indy.
You are aware that you don't have to use main dealers for servicing to keep the warranty intact? I bought a 2014 xfr last December with approved warranty on it and my next service is now due so its going to E & E services for it along with an mot and a few other bits. They have assured me that the warranty won't be affected and that the online service history will be updated.
I've just renewed the warranty for another year this morning.
I honestly wouldn't dream of using a main dealer for any work, I would rather it go to a specialist.
 

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I get my car serviced at E&E in Milton Keynes, they can indeed update the online history with Jaguar directly and there's no issues with my Jaguar Extended Warranty.
 

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Thanks.
I think(!) I was aware that I wouldn't compromise the warranty by using an independant garage and the one I have used in the past - Northfield Garage in Brum - have previously updated the online record. But I've continued to use Listers as their price for just the oil service is little more than the indy but I get to drive one of their better courtesy cars for the day whereas the indy doesn't have one.
This benefit will undoubtedly evaporate when I ask Listers how much to swap the cam-belt. :eek:
 
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Courtesy cars are an advantage, I had a rattly X-Type when I last went to E&E. But the knowledge and service I receive from E&E is night and day compared to any of the main dealers I've used.
 

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What do you guys think of below schedule for my car? I also think the price is fairly reasonable.

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If you go on the Jaguar service booking site, it doesn’t show any options beyond year 10 but it seems like this service plan website clearly goes beyond that point.
 

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Below is a list of the 'service items' that are carried out in the 96k service schedule for an XF although I am sure it is the basically the same for all models. Most of the items on the list are, in my opinion, things that most owners check on a day to day basis e.g. "Check condition of wiper blades" and "Check tire pressures, condition, tread depth, signs of uneven wear and suitability". As far as I can see the only things that actually require changing during a service are oil and filters, everything else is checked by the owner on a ongoing basis and dealt with as and when needed. I do an oil and filter change myself for around £40 so can anyone explain what they actually do for the £500 they are quoting? No doubt if they did find the wipers needed changing or the tyres were worn they would be charged for as extras on top the cost of the service.
  • Replace climate controlled seat cushion motor filters (where fitted).
  • Check condition of wiper blades.
  • Check tire pressures, condition, tread depth, signs of uneven wear and suitability (including spare).
  • Inspect brake pads for wear (disc condition on pad change).
  • Renew engine oil and filter.
  • Replace the air cleaner element.
  • Renew fuel filter element.
  • Check brake fluid level is between Min and Max. Refer to the workshop manual for more information.
  • Check/top up coolant level.
  • Check operation of electric windows and Roof opening panel (if equipped) including 'one-touch' operation.
  • Check/top up power steering fluid level.
  • Renew pollen filter.
  • Visually check under bonnet/underbody for any fluid leaks.
  • If fault lamp(s) are illuminated, interrogate that system using SDD and report findings.
  • Carry out road test.
  • Correct operation of drive selector and selector mechanism.
  • Check condition and security of seats and seat belts.
  • Correct operation of steering lock (if fitted).
  • Correct operation of seat and steering wheel adjust mechanisms.
  • The starter motor operates without undue noise and the engine starts easily.
  • Correct operation of fault lamps and instruments.
  • Check operation of all lamps, horns and warning indicators.
  • Check operation of Windshield and headlight wipers and washer jets.
  • Steering self-centres from left and right hand locks.
  • The vehicle does not pull or wander to one side.
  • The brakes do not pull to one side but operate smoothly without judder or noise.
  • Gear changes are smooth.
  • Cruise control engages and disengages correctly.
  • Correct operation of climate control system.
  • For undue vehicle noises.
  • Reset service indicator.
  • Reset engine oil level indicator.
  • Endorse service record.
  • Report any unusual features of vehicle condition and additional work required.
 
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Below is a list of the 'service items' that are carried out in the 96k service schedule for an XF although I am sure it is the basically the same for all models. Most of the items on the list are, in my opinion, things that most owners check on a day to day basis e.g. "Check condition of wiper blades" and "Check tire pressures, condition, tread depth, signs of uneven wear and suitability". As far as I can see the only things that actually require changing during a service are oil and filters, everything else is checked by the owner on a ongoing basis and dealt with when needed. I do an oil and filter change myself for around £40 so can anyone explain what they actually do for the £500 they are quoting? No doubt if they did find the wipers needed changing or the tyres were worn they would be charged for as extras to the cost of the service.

  • Replace climate controlled seat cushion motor filters (where fitted).
  • Check condition of wiper blades.
  • Check tire pressures, condition, tread depth, signs of uneven wear and suitability (including spare).
  • Inspect brake pads for wear (disc condition on pad change).
  • Renew engine oil and filter.
  • Replace the air cleaner element.
  • Renew fuel filter element.
  • Check brake fluid level is between Min and Max. Refer to the workshop manual for more information.
  • Check/top up coolant level.
  • Check operation of electric windows and Roof opening panel (if equipped) including 'one-touch' operation.
  • Check/top up power steering fluid level.
  • Renew pollen filter.
  • Visually check under bonnet/underbody for any fluid leaks.
  • If fault lamp(s) are illuminated, interrogate that system using SDD and report findings.
  • Carry out road test.
  • Correct operation of drive selector and selector mechanism.
  • Check condition and security of seats and seat belts.
  • Correct operation of steering lock (if fitted).
  • Correct operation of seat and steering wheel adjust mechanisms.
  • The starter motor operates without undue noise and the engine starts easily.
  • Correct operation of fault lamps and instruments.
  • Check operation of all lamps, horns and warning indicators.
  • Check operation of Windshield and headlight wipers and washer jets.
  • Steering self-centres from left and right hand locks.
  • The vehicle does not pull or wander to one side.
  • The brakes do not pull to one side but operate smoothly without judder or noise.
  • Gear changes are smooth.
  • Cruise control engages and disengages correctly.
  • Correct operation of climate control system.
  • For undue vehicle noises.
  • Reset service indicator.
  • Reset engine oil level indicator.
  • Endorse service record.
  • Report any unusual features of vehicle condition and additional work required.
And there isn't a single item on that list that most FMs here couldn't do. Except for updating the online service history.
 
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