Long-term update: Cost of first major service for our Nissan Patrol LE
Our family wagon, the 2014 Nissan Patrol LE, got a major service in late September 2018. Here’s a rundown on how much it costs from the dealer.
For a “40k” service, the bill came up to a sizeable Dhs 3065. This included 5w30 synthetic engine oil, 3 litres of 75w90 “transmission oil” (AED 268 as mentioned in the bill), air filter, a/c filter, gear oil and DOT4 brake fluid.
We also found out that apparently our warranty ran out in February 2018 when we thought we had longer (it’s a late 2014 model), so that means our originally zero-mileage “used” car came with a 3-year warranty instead of the 5-year one that was promised to us (always get it in writing). This also means they refused to replace our fogged-up headlights, and we didn’t even show them the rubber beading around the windshield that was falling off. A polish and some replacement rubber shouldn’t be expensive if we do it on our own dime.
We couldn’t be bothered to argue as we don’t have time for multiple trips to the dealer, and looked forward to ditching the annoying six-monthly service schedule that was required to keep our warranty. With good synthetic oil, you can actually go longer between service intervals if you’re doing low mileages.
Otherwise the car is trouble-free, and it feels good to have a vehicle that you can just jump into and drive without saying a little prayer to start it.
Original Mileage When Bought: 100 km
Latest Mileage To Date: 7091 km
Latest Average Fuel Economy: 23.3 litres/100 km
Cost of Latest Problems: Dhs 0
Cost of Latest Maintenance: Dhs 3065
Total Non-Fuel Running Cost Since Bought: Dhs 6587