Originally Posted by pranav4x4
The 60K service is a major one with entire suspension etc. being inspected - does any part of the suspension (especially on the air suspension models) need maintenance or give up at that point?
Just want to address this point the OP made. If you actually read the maintenance schedule the only items that are actually done at 60k are air and cabin filters, oil/filter change, and fuel filters (diesel). (It also adds the rear air suspension springs should be cleaned every oil change?).
These "major" services are typically an excuse for dealers to charge outrageous sums of money for completing all of these items. The reality is most are just inspect items. Your tech may or may not complete these items, in fact in most cases they're going to get pencil whipped. Most dealers will do a multi-point inspection during an oil change anyway.
I completely understand not everyone is a DIY automotive maintainer and not everyone has the facilities for these tasks. I would however caution you about giving the dealer a blank check on these big services. Tell them exactly what you want done and nothing more. But honestly, some of these items are super easy---the air & cabin filters? Pull up a DIY vid on you tube and tackle that job yourself. The dealer will charge upwards of $50-75 to do an air filter when you can do it yourself for less than $20.
Everyone worries about a voided warranty if these services aren't done. For one, it's against the law for them to void an entire warranty outright. Secondly, it's illegal for them to state you have to have the service done at the dealership. You do have to show that the items were completed, but save your receipts for an independent or DIY and you're good.