A Well-Serviced Car Is A Happy Car

, , , | Working | July 21, 2021

It’s been a while since I took my car for its regular service. I’ve been to the dealership for many years and they do this job for me on a regular basis, so my cars have always lasted a long time. I ring them.

Me: “I’d like to bring my car in for its full annual service.”

Employee: “Are you sure? Do you do a lot of miles in it?”

Me: “Not a colossal mileage. I just like to make sure it’s serviced regularly.”

Employee: “Are you sure you want the full service? From my records, you had the interim service done last [nine months ago].”

Me: “Yes, please.”

Employee: “But I’m not sure the car needs it. Surely you could get away with not servicing it so often?”

Me: “I’ve found that if I get it done regularly, at the times when the manufacturer recommends, it saves me money in the long run because then I don’t have any problems.”

Employee: “Well, if you’re sure… but if it were me, I’d leave it until I needed it.”

Me: “Please, can you book it in for its annual service as I asked?”

Employee: “Well, okay, but—”

Me: “Do you have a slot available?”

Employee: “Yes, we do, but I’m telling you—”

Me: “Sorry, but I really would prefer to get my car in for its annual service. Please, would you do that for me?”

Employee: “It will cost you [some modest amount that is well within my budget]. Are you sure?”

Me: “Yes, please. I am sure this is what I want.”

And finally, I was able to persuade her to let me book my car in for its annual regular service.

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