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Old 03-02-2019, 11:59 PM
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Just interesting how many things I can do without. Change my oil and let me go on...
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:44 AM
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Considering that #2,3,4,10 and 13 either are check automatically, or driver can check them not slowing down from 80 mph?
I think battery and wiper replacement at each service is overkill, but that's me.
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If the gearbox oil change is required as part of a service, I can't see how they can do that so quickly.

But I have no problems with them checking the rest!
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Other than #11, I see no problem providing the rest of the inspections.
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Are they required - NO.
IS it nice they do it - YES

Do I want to pay a whole bunch for this "FREE" stuff - no.
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Current service visit for all makes is to drop a 3-5 page document of want your car needs, should have, and things to consider. Thatís the norm.
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Dealership topics seem to get discussed to death. Forum members are a minority of the population and tend to do a lot of their own work. From what I see most folks only know where the gas cap is. I don't see anything wrong with the service inspection list since that same majority basically just drives the car. I don't really care if the dealer gets more work out of it, makes it better for guys like me that like to be second owners of almost new cars.
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... I don't really care if the dealer gets more work out of it, makes it better for guys like me that like to be second owners of almost new cars.
Big DITTO on that.
Still I hate dishonest people and making $2000 job recommendation on bad $15 boot doesn't feel right.
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Big DITTO on that.
Still I hate dishonest people and making $2000 job recommendation on bad $15 boot doesn't feel right.
Kajtek, I agree with you completely, happens in all levels of shops it seems.
I'm thinking more of that person that will drive a vehicle to failure, regardless of how many warning lights are in front of them!
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An hour or less and they'll still charge $300 on up for it.
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I'm thinking more of that person that will drive a vehicle to failure, regardless of how many warning lights are in front of them!
I am helping elderly female friend who drives older Toyota Camry. She put about $2000 in it last fall after hitting high curb and now got $1600 estimate for steering rack and new front brakes.
I gave her 2nd opinion. Brakes are almost new (she remembers 10k miles since replacement), while steering needs $15 boot, that most likely body shop doing the repairs last fall choose "not to see".
So with such honesty from repairmen, she might not have other choice than drive the car till it stops and get another one.
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