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Can warranty work be undertaken by a non kia (independent) garage and still maintain the 7 year warranty? E.g. using genuine Kia parts?
 

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Can warranty work be undertaken by a non kia (independent) garage and still maintain the 7 year warranty? E.g. using genuine Kia parts?
That would depend on the country you're in.


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In the US we may do DIY services or independent service stations, as long as you keep all records/proof and use products that meet or exceed the manufacturers spec - Maybe others can comment on the requirements in the UK.

Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act
 

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I'm puzzled that you wrote 'warranty work', because that would normally mean repairs covered by KIA, and made at no cost to you. So even if this is acceptable by KIA/UK, why would you want to pay an independent shop to do warranty repairs? Perhaps you had actually meant to write 'non-warranty work' instead?
 

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I'm puzzled that you wrote 'warranty work', because that would normally mean repairs covered by KIA, and made at no cost to you. So even if this is acceptable by KIA/UK, why would you want to pay an independent shop to do warranty repairs? Perhaps you had actually meant to write 'non-warranty work' instead?
Good point, I misread it as routine maintenance work to uphold the warranty.
 

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Yes, you are correct. I meant non warranty work like DMF and DPF repairs. I've had DMFs replaced on a couple of diesels and none of them have been covered under warranty.

I have a local garage that I would trust to do any of this work, which will be cheaper than going through a KIA dealer (I'm assuming)
 

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Yes, you are correct. I meant non warranty work like DMF and DPF repairs. I've had DMFs replaced on a couple of diesels and none of them have been covered under warranty.

I have a local garage that I would trust to do any of this work, which will be cheaper than going through a KIA dealer (I'm assuming)
Here in the US some of the dealerships prices for routine maintenance is pretty good, often better than the quick lube places.

If KIA UK warranty rules are the same as the US, then general maintenance work done DIY or independent shop will not void the KIA warranty.

Warranty repairs would only be done by a Kia dealership, seeing as this gets done at a fixed price paid by Kia Corp.

I don't fully understand what you're questioning here.
 

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OK, thanks.
I'm questioning non warranty, non maintenance work, e.g. replacement of fly wheel & clutch plate, being done by a non kia garage, and whether this invalidates the warranty.
 
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