Shift in car service frequency from January 1

Dubai: Authorised car dealers have rescheduled maintenance programmes following a recent ruling by the Ministry of Economy that comes into effect from January 1.

In September, the Ministry of Economy announced that all cars must be serviced at a minimum of every 10,000km instead of 5,000km, the service frequency that was commonly recommended by most car manufacturers.

According to the ruling, the manufacturers and authorised car dealers have until the end of this year to comply with the decision, which most service authorised providers say they have already implemented.

A spokesperson of Al Futtaim Motors said: “We have moved from 5,000km to 10,000km service intervals, a move that was very well received by our customers and is in fact a testament to our ability to continually adapt our offering to the market’s needs.”



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