VM Service maintenance analysis, Mitsu Colt 2010
The following vehicle is offered with a fixed priced service maintenance schedule
Mitsubishi is offering a 4 year or 60,000km capped price service (whichever occurs First) conditions apply.
The following spreadsheet will indicate the total cost of the capped price service.
Total Cost $780.00 but consider the following items
But it will not include the following items and please read carefully
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Under Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing Program, eligible vehicles are entitled
to receive up to the first four standard scheduled Diamond Advantage Genuine Services (eight Regular
Services for Ralliart and Lancer Evolution vehicles) up to and including the 48 month/60,000km service
carried out by a Mitsubishi Dealer for no more than the applicable Vehicle Service Cap per service.
Where can I have Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing carried out?
Eligible vehicles can only be serviced under the program at authorised Mitsubishi Dealers. Ralliart
and Lancer Evolution vehicles can only be serviced under the program at Ralliart and Lancer Evolution
authorised Mitsubishi Dealers respectively.
What is covered (in/under/by) the Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing?
Under the Program, eligible vehicles are entitled to receive up to the first four Regular Services (eight
Regular Services for Ralliart and Lancer Evolution vehicles) by distance or time (whichever occurs first)
for no more than the applicable Vehicle Service Cap per service. The final eligible service will be either
the 48 month or 60,000km service (whichever occurs first).
The Program covers all items specified under the R egular Service Tables for each vehicle type detailed
in the Service and Warranty Customer Information booklet, including parts, labour, oils and fluids,
workshop supplies and any applicable environmental or waste oil disposal charges.
What is not covered under the Program?
Additional service/maintenance items which are not covered within the Regular Services or the Program
include (but are not limited to):
• Those items identified as requiring more frequent attention depending on operating conditions
(as described in the Service and Warranty Customer Information Booklet).
• LPG additional maintenance items.
• Normal wear and tear and consumable items requiring periodic maintenance
(e.g. fuses, brake pads , wiper blades, batteries, tyres, wheel alignment adjustment etc.).
• Air conditioner pollen filter replacement.
• Fluids, additives and treatments not specified in the R egular Service Tables.
• Accident damage to any body, chassis or driveline components.
• Adjustments not specified in the R egular Service Tables.
• Additional maintenance and repairs which may be recommended by a Mitsubishi Dealer to suit your
individual driving characteristics.
If any additional service/maintenance work is required, you will be informed prior to that work being
undertaken that the additional service/maintenance work is not covered under the Program and what the
additional cost (if any) will be for performing that additional service/maintenance work.
When does the Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing become effective?
From the original warranty start date recorded in the Service and Warranty Customer Information
booklet for each eligible vehicle.
What is the term of coverage of Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing?
An eligible vehicle’s participation in the Program will expire upon any of the following three conditions
a. The performance or expiry of all R egular Services covered under the program.
b. The expiry of 4 years from the original warranty start date.
c. 60,000km being travelled.
When can a Regular Service be carried out?
Service intervals are for a given period of time or distance (12 months or 15,000km, whichever occurs
first except for R alliart and L ancer Evolution vehicles which are 6 months or 7,500km). Even if a vehicle
isn’t driven far enough to cover the nominated distance between service intervals, Mitsubishi vehicles
should still be serviced according to the time period shown on the R egular Service Tables.
Each Regular Service can be claimed within 7,500km either side of the specified interval (3,750km
in the case of Ralliart and Lancer Evolution vehicles). If the distance travelled is low, services should be
undertaken according to the time intervals. A specified time interval service can be claimed 6 months
either side of the specified time (3 months in the case of Ralliart and Lancer Evolution vehicles).
Note: Claims cannot be made for both a specified kilometres service and the corresponding time interval
Is the Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing program transferrable?
Entitlements are transferrable with ownership and remain with the vehicle until they expire pursuant to
the terms of the Program. Entitlements cannot be transferred to any other vehicle.
Who is eligible for Diamond Advantage Capped Price Servicing?
Retail customer vehicles are eligible under the program. Government and Rental vehicle customers are
not eligible and additional exclusions may apply. Contact your Mitsubishi Dealer to confirm eligibility.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) may add or remove vehicles from the Program, or vary terms of the Program,
from time to time without notice.
Ask your dealer for full details and conditions.In conclusion in my opinion until I hear otherwise a capped price service schedule offered by a car manufacture is by far the most secure option to maintenance a high standard of motor vehicle servicing.
The added benefit of having your vehicle service at any Mitsubishi dealer is the knowledge that most technicians are factory trained, as well as a dealer service stamp in your service history should maximize the resale potential
By Darren Gow-Brown, WWW.Virtualmechanic.com.au