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Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Ambre Solaire » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:28 am

Help ! Hired a Renault Clio car, yellow spanner "realizar revsion" 10 dias is illuminated. We have hired until end October I contacted hire company who said it is ok. Contact them if it says red stop !! Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish does this mean it needs servicing ? We are 90 km from Malaga so dont want to be fobbed off if we drive down there.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Enrique » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi,
Yellow spanner = service OK to drive
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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Ambre Solaire » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi Enrique thanks for your response. Our concern is hiring until end October if it is not serviced. 13,000 kms on the clock it could need a full service. Living in the camp don't want red stop to appear !

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Far too often a car is serviced but the service interval software not updated. At least this is better than them just resetting the interval but doing no service! If there is no owners' service book in the car (never is) you could ask them when it was last done, and what service?
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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Wicksey » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:29 pm

Often the service will only be oil and filter and as it's only done 13k kms I wouldn't worry too much.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Enrique » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:12 pm

Hi,
Normall service intervals 18000 miles/ two years
If it anoys you having it on , Google reset yellow service light.
Just a case of scrolling through the display and holding button until service interval flashes, hold and it will reset.
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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Lyric » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Strange that though an amber, traditionally a warning, indicating all well. Particularly from the nation that gave the Aviation World the concept of a dark cockpit, no lights all is well.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby ashtondav » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm

I doubt the car hire companies get the cars serviced anyway. Our last problem was a catalytic converter failing - now that is fun. NOT!

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Enrique » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 pm

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby costakid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:51 am

Nothing to worry about. You could run it for years and it would not break down. The only thing is the oil will be thin and not do its job as well but thats not your problem.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby TorreDelAguila » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:58 pm

Oil change at 18,000 miles? No-one interested in engine life on this one, then... :think:
I do hope it wasn't a diesel !
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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby costakid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:28 pm

18000 is the norm now. 18000 or 2 years on Nissan Commercials. Mercedes and BMW similar for there cars. The new oils are very good these days.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby El Cid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 pm

My new SEAT is 30000km or two years before its first service. OK, the oil costs about €50 but it saves on service charges over time.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby TorreDelAguila » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:22 am

You won't find many experienced car mechanics doing this on their own cars, irrespective of how expensive an oil is used.
Like many other things, a case of "fine for other people, but not good enough for me".
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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:17 am

It doesn’t affect me as after 2 years it will only have done about 14000km.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby ashtondav » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:22 pm

My Porsche Boxter was every 20,000 miles. Got a Jaguar now and they insist on an annual service.

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Re: Car Hire Yellow Spanner

Postby Ambre Solaire » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks for your advice. We exchanged the car yesterday


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