Courtesy Car during service

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Courtesy Car during service

Post by Bris28 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:28 am

I tried booking in for my first service yesterday to be told that there is a £30 charge for the use of a courtesy car. This is apparently to cover insurance!?

I have never been charged for a courtesy car by any garage whether main dealer or not.

Has anybody else had this?

I appreciate this isn’t a lot of money but it is the principle that bothers me.


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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by Spencerwilks » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:51 am

I have never been charged for a courtesy car since 2004 and I have had plenty! Stratstone Nottingham formally H A Fox.
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by Haybrd » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm

I’ve not had the experience with LR yet but with Audi I had the option of no charge and £1k insurance excess or £25 and no excess.
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by Barachus » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:33 pm

Very strange
My car was in last weekend and I got a curtesy car for 2 days
There was no mention of this charge
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by JimH » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:56 pm

My own insurance specifically covers courtesy cars in any case......
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by Arianne » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:28 pm

Since late 2020, my dealer had offered me the option of a £15 deal to waive the insurance excess on the courtesy car. I always take it. I can get waiver insurance from the internet for less than that but two things come into play. The first is that the law of diminishing returns applies here - shopping around for the marginal difference on an event that is infrequent doesn’t make sense. The second is that I cannot be certain of the duration of the courtesy car for any third party waiver insurance - sometimes the dealer gives me a buzz to say that they want to hang onto my car for an extra day or so. It depends on what they diagnose, the speed with which parts are delivered and how busy their workshop might be. I can buy an annual waiver policy online to overcome this but it’s small beer.

There’s no charge for the courtesy car though and the waiver insurance is optional. If I book in good time, there is always a courtesy car available.

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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by JamesP » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:46 pm

Like lunches no courtesy car is 'free'. One pays for it one way or other and it makes sense to look at the total package cost for any service/repair. Having said that it is galling when one is charged for something that previously was provided as a courtesy.

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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by bobmedley » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:54 pm

My Velar goes in for a service in a couple of weeks, and the courtesy car is free with the option of taking an excess waiver for £8 - seems reasonable to me.
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by SpokenHands » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:16 pm

£15 for insurance excess waiver should you get into an accident in the courtesy car.
My grouse is when they try to get you into a Vauxhall Corsa - cant be clever marketing for an average JLR customer.
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Re: Courtesy Car during service

Post by markah » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:11 pm

Just been on an an essential trip to have my 3 year service today. I just take the option whereby I pay the first £1000 in the event of a claim. There is a option £10 plus VAT for the excess damage waiver which seems more reasonable.
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