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My car has 26,000 miles on it, and my dealership (who I always take my car to for oil changes) is recommending their "major service" appointment, that covers all my filters (except hepa), fluid check, rotate and balance tires, adjust parking brake, inspect/replace spark plugs, coolant service, etc. They want about $400 for all this, plus another $90 for ...
I have an 03 Jetta. I was not sure if I should have the oil change place replace my transmission fluid. They suggested it, but I was not sure if I really needed it. I have about 81k miles on it now. Also, it made me wonder about tune ups...when should I do that? I don't think I have ever had either of these things done before.
My mom has a 2006 Chrysler 300 C with Hemi. My dad took it to a Chrysler dealership in Sarasota to have the oil changed, maintenance check etc. before they drive the car north for the summer.the mileage on car is just over 31,000 miles. Service bill was just over $200.00. Two days later mom was doing a few errands close to home when she saw one of gauges on ...
Is there a book or resource available that will aid in starting a car inspection shop? I don't have a background in the automotive industry (I graduated with a degree focused more on psychology and philosophy) but I am a quick study and highly motivated. I'm only interested in inspection, tires, brakes and oil changes - no major repair work. I plan on ...
I just had my car serviced at a Saturn Center. Oil changed and tires rotated. The vehicle was logged in at 9:13, logged out at 9:59. They charged $123.01 for labor. Isn't that quite high? Parts where $36.34. Should I say something to them? Or is the norm?
My 2003 Civic (with 105k miles on it) recently had an oil change and brake work. At the time, the mechanic said an inspection showed the cars front and rear struts need to be replaced. Parts and labor together will cost $1,055 for this work. He said the replacement does not have to be done immediately (good thing!) but did not want me to wait more than ...
I have owned and operated an auto repair facility since 1984, and have been asked to put together some information for a class for women. An information session for female customers to become more savvy about regular maintenance, repairs, pricing, checking their own oil and fluid levels. basic stuff. This would be a program for my customers as well as any ...

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