Nationwide, the dealer-based programme is broken down into four geographical areas with the London region the most expensive. Under the revamped scheme the cost of a main service for a 1.8 Vectra outside the Home Counties has been reduced from £109 to £106. Savings on a fleet of 100 1.6 Astras over three years/60,000 miles would be £800 following the price cuts.
In other parts of the country Vauxhall says main services on 1.8 and 2.0-litre Vectra 16v models now start at £92. Most of the major contract hire and leasing companies belong to the programme - Dial signed up earlier this month - and about 150 large fleets are also on the scheme. Through the programme, Vauxhall is trying to win back fleet service work it has lost to independent garages and fast-fits. Vauxhall says about 80% of all maintenance and service work is covered by the programme, which means fleets can budget for the work.