Chevrolet 1.4 Utility Bakkie 15 000KM Service Cost

We live in a time where we are all expected to achieve more with less, one of the ways to achieve this is to make sure that you are not being taken for a ride when you take your car in for a service. As a homegrown South African car rental business, we stock the Chev Utility bakkie on our bakkie hire fleet in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Without further ado, this is what your quote from the GM or Chevrolet dealer should look like:

Labour 1 hour @ R701.50 per hour 701.50
1 x Oil Filter 75.38
Gasket drain plug 12.89
Castrol Oil 3.5litres @ R95/litre 332.50
Consumables 120.00
Excluding VAT 1,242.27
VAT 173.92
Total 1,416.19

If you are being charged quite a bit more than the above breakdown, here is some tips to help you get the price of the service down:

  • Check the amount of labour hours being charged.

It is common for Chevy dealers to increase the amount of time they charge for the service, they will charge you for 1.3 hours of labour.

  • Check if the dealership overcharged for the oil

A Chevrolet utility bakkie takes 3.5 litres of oil. The sump takes 3.25 litres of oil and the oil filter takes 0.25 litres, if they charged you for more oil, it means that they either overfilled your car with oil, which can be harmful to the engine.

If your quote does not match the above, everything else on your invoice should be covered under the warranty.  At a 15000km service, nothing else is required.

Have you been overcharged for a 15000m service on a Chev Ute bakkie? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.