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Service Plan vs Maintenance Plan

What’s the difference exactly?

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Service vs Maintenance Plans

If you’ve ever wondered what your Service Plan or Maintenance Plan provides for exactly you are not alone. In a 2016 customer survey, 85% of respondents rated their overall understanding of the two at around 2/10. Nearly 50% of all those surveyed were unsure of what they catered for at all…

Today, nearly five years later, we have easy, instant access to more information on the topic than ever, but many South Africans remain unsure about the differences between the two plans.

Below we look at a few of the most important differences between Service and Maintenance Plans.

Service Plans

Service Plans provide for your car’s scheduled services, excluding wear-and-tear items like brake pads. These normally occur annually or at specific mileage intervals as specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Maintenance Plans

Maintenance Plans usually provide for your car’s scheduled services, including the replacement of wear-and-tear items like your brake pads. It’s that straightforward really. Maintenance Plans = scheduled services + maintenance items (unless you’ve chosen wear and tear items only).

Knowing what your Service Plan or Maintenance Plan includes is the best way to avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road. Our website contains more specific information about LiquidCapital’s Service Plan and Maintenance Plan.

Struggling to decide between a Service- or Maintenance Plan and which is best for you? We’ve highlighted what each provides for here.

Disclaimer – Our blog is a space where we discuss all things automotive and value-added products. Although we always strive to be as accurate as possible, the information and tips shared in these articles are for educational purposes and do not constitute legally binding advice: Always refer to your OEM guidelines in terms of your vehicle and the terms & conditions if you have purchased a value-added product.

*All financial products as defined in the FAIS Act that is provided through LiquidCapital is underwritten by an authorized insurer.