UAE car service intervals made every 10,000 km by law
The Ministry of Economy announced recently that all cars must be serviced at every 10,000 km, effectively banning the 5,000 km intervals that several Japanese-brand car dealers follow, something that consumers have effectively thought of as a rip-off all these years. The decision was made to “uphold consumer interests.”
According to the new ruling, manufacturers and authorised car dealers have until the end of this year to comply with the decision.
Currently, very few companies follow the 5,000 km service intervals, namely the major Japanese-brand dealers. Most European and American brands already follow service intervals of 10,000 km or more.
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