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Main dealer, independent specialist, or any local garage?
Hi all, I realise this is an impossible to answer question, but opinions might be useful ;-)

My 2017 BlueHDI will need a service in the next couple of months. My nearest main dealer is around 40 miles away, the nearest 'citroen specialist' is at least twice that. There are local garages where I live though, as you'd expect. I'm trying to decide where to take it for the next service.  The car has a full service history, but NOT with a citroen dealer. It appears to have been well maintained from the checks I have done myself.

Is it worth going to a main dealer? Maybe there are software updates/checks they can do that a local garage couldn't?

I would normally think about going to an independent specialist to save money - but there are none near me. Citroen's fixed price servicing appears to be for specific jobs rather than for 'a service' (according to the web pages I found, anyway). I've not called up to find out costs yet.

I would use a local garage, but worry there might be some 'citroeny' things they don't do properly or are not aware of (I guess I mean quirks of the car rather than standard stuff like oil changing etc - I'm sure everywhere has worked on the 1.6HDI by now!).

In an ideal world I'd have a garage I trust, but this is my first time back in a Citroen for many years, so I haven't been through the pain of finding a good place to get it worked on yet!

2017 1.6 BlueHDI Flair
Is it a major service or just an interim oil / filter change? Do your local garages have any reviews on Google etc?
Never had a diesel before so I took it into a Citroen dealer for my first service to get the lie of the land, what a price but you do get lots and lots of paperwork.

Gone with my local indy ever since and not let me down yet.

A fraction of the price, one sheet of paperwork and seem to do all that the main dealer would do?
2009 1.6HDI with AC
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2009 1.6HDI with AC

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