Is variable servicing common?

I have a Honda Jazz with 5 years free servicing and I’ve been reading on a Jazz forum that it’s actually a variable service plan, which apparently means that after the first service the dealer will probably not change the oil. Have you heard of this type of service? The dealer didn’t explain this when I ordered the car.

Asked on 27 March 2022 by phil melrose

Answered by Dan Powell
This is quite common with dealer service packages. I am not a fan of them personally - oil can lose its lubricity over time and this increases engine wear and tear. Replacing the filter also keeps the oil clean and ensures the engine runs smoothly and efficiently. That's why I recommend an oil change every 12,000 miles or 12 months (whichever comes first)

Honda has does an excellent reputation for reliability, but I would probably retain the annual oil change if you plan to keep the car for the long term.
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