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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: After sales products Reply with quote

Hi all, picking up our gts next week and they are trying to sell us the gap, wheel & tyre repair & ceramic coating has anyone had a good deal on these products thanks Darren
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy all of these products from other sources for much less. Google is your friend. Gap is must imo, wheel and tyre repair can be beneficial based on cost as a tyre on 20 inch wheel is about the same as a policy. Just need to bang a nail in when the tread is low Very Happy

Ceramic has mixed reviews, personally I wouldn't bother because it's a pain to remove if you decide you don't like it. Will also depend on if you enjoy polishing and waxing yourself. There are plenty of threads on here already on this subject so you should make use of the search function.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren - try gapinsurance.co.uk and ALA for GAP. More cover and cheaper than OPC. I bought GAP and tyre cover from gapinsurance.co.uk. I didn't bother with wheel cover but you might wish to.

I have 5 years GAP and 4 years tyre cover.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get an insurance policy with agreed valuation (at the purchase price) then you wouldn't need gap insurance. Some of the specialist insurers seem to recognise that certain models retain value well (GTS included). My policy has an agreed value at the purchase price for 2 years.

IMO ceramic coating is well worth getting but shop around and get quotes - the hydrophobic coating is also great for making cleaning easier!

I was offered the wheel & tyre insurance from the OPC but declined and looked around - could've got it for about half of what the OPC quoted. Never got round to getting it though, so I guess I'm due a puncture any time now...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shortfall.co.uk gave me the best quotes for gap/wheel insurance; and their policy wording looks fair.

The other option (as mentioned above) is to get an "agreed valuation" policy. these often come with other benefits, such as insuring you to drive any vehicle, and any driver insured to drive yours. The problem I found, is that these policies often have extremely restrictive mileage allowances (as you can understand on an agreed valuation) - which just didn't work for my daily driver.
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