Ah, the manufacturer recommended oil change intervals. They are usually too long when the manufacturer pays for the service.
I keep my cars a long time and have always changed oil more frequently than suggested by manufacturer.
10,000 miles for first change? On a brand new engine? I'll change mine at 5,000 the first time, and maybe even before that.
I'm sorry but there is NO WAY an oil change will cost $50-$60 .... even if its not the dealer and you get a smoking deal from a local garage it will cost more than that .... if they quoted you over the phone they don't know the work that's involved and the price of the special oil and special filter ..... NO WAYFirst service is gratis. I intend to have the hitch installed at that time and Alfa roof bars if available. Advance Auto Parts told me they have filters in stock so subsequent oil changes should be $50-60 with synthetic at Precision Imports, our local garage around the corner. Any recalls I will drive to the dealer- 40 miles- and make a decision at the time about other services. Software updates should be gratis.
The Alfa Romeo dealer has a Jeep store and they were excellent and frankly I enjoy going there to walk the lot and see what's new. For me, an enjoyable outing.
I BELIEVE you, i just don't believe them! It makes no sense! $50-$60 for synthetic oil and a special filter plus labor? I honestly think they don't know about having to remove parts before getting to the oil plug. You can call them or stop by and ask about whats involved in the oil change and see if they have even looked under a Stelvio yet.Marco: I have serviced my vehicles for years with synthetic oil and that is the market price. The local guy was Service Manager for Porsche Audi and we trust him.