Kia has announced a pair of fixed-price servicing packages for its new Picanto supermini.
Now on sale, the new Picanto is the first Kia to be offered with this kind of all-inclusive national servicing scheme.
Kia Care-3 and Care-5
There are two fixed-price servicing packages to choose from: Care-3 and Care-5. As the names suggest, these cover the Picanto for up to three and five years respectively.
Care-3 costs £259, and covers the first three services – that’s 36 months or 30,000 miles.
Care-5 costs £499, and covers the first five services – either 60 months or 50,000 miles.
The advantage to these schemes is that they offer fixed-price, inflation-proof servicing for their inclusive periods – with all work carried out by Kia technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts.
They are also, according to Kia UK’s director of aftersales, Hamish McCowan, ‘a real cost saving for customers’.
Read the Which? Car guide to car servicing bundles.
Fully transferable to next owner
The Care-3 and Care-5 packages can be purchased up to 45 days after the initial registration of any new Picanto. And if the car reaches the end of its Care-3 package period, Kia will allow buyers to top it up with an additional two years for an extra £275.
As with Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty, both Care-3 and Care-5 packages are fully transferable to another owner.
And should you be the second owner of a Picanto with the Care-3 package, and you wish to extend it an additional two years to Care-5, this option is available for the same £275 fee.
Furthermore, the cost of either package can be incorporated into a Kia Financial Services payment scheme (terms and conditions apply, subject to status).
The new Kia Picanto is priced from £7,995.
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