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Old 10-15-2000, 06:14 AM   #1
Ragstylz
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Question 15k service $$

I've been procrastinating my 15K service. I just called the subaru service, left a message, asked how much and if the intake would void warranty. I really hate bringing it there, so been trying to find other places. Just wanted to know what everybody paid on this service. How much for the dealer service, and how much for outside shops service? I figure the outside shop would be cheaper and less hassle.
any advice. I called pep boys and it would be the basic cost of an oil change, but they would charge $20 to check and tighten the e-brake.
also, when I got my rims put on, they put weights on each one, I'm guessing it's to balance them all out, but can they now be rotated, they should all be the same weight right? I'll can call the shop to make sure I guess.

thanks
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Old 10-15-2000, 06:36 AM   #2
LouRawlls
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I think this is sort of related...

I recentley got my 7,500 mile check up. I have a service plan (first time I bought my own car and I NOW learned that it was a complete waste of money....but I guess that is a whole other topic)Well I guess I was supposed to receive a coupon book for all my services...well I didn't.
So when I made the appointment I made sure to tell them that I never received my coupons for my serice contract...they said it was ok and just make the appointment. So when I got there for the service, they tried to charge me $100...I told them about my contract and the fact I had no coupons and that they said it was ok when I made the appointment...they were saying no way no coupon no free (already paid for) service.
Being that I work in computers and understand the power of database technology,I knew this was BS. All those coupons are monitored in someway. They walked from office to office looking busy and 30 minutes later came back saying unless I pay $100 I wouldn't get any service ...showing me papers highlighted and laying on the carsalesman BS lines.
Well I wasn't having it...
I called Subaru from there office and it took me 5 minutes to confirm that I had the service plan and get an ok for the work to be done...even without the f'n coupon.

So I guess the point of my rambiling is
CAR DEALERSHIPS SUCK FOR SERVICE!!!!!

and thats all I have to say about that
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Old 10-15-2000, 10:08 AM   #3
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Man that sucks! I was considering that service plan, but didn't have too much more money for it after i got the car. I guess what this tells me, go to an outside shop. I used to have a mazda navajo, suv. Brought it to the shop to get new brakes, cost me ~$1000, said they needed new rotors, and everything, and to explain it to me why it was so much, they said, cause it's a suv, those things cost more! BS!

anyway, thanks
jeff
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Old 10-15-2000, 11:10 AM   #4
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That's a bunch of BS. If you guys are having those kind of problems at the dealer never go back again. At the shop I work at(not a dealer) none of that crap would happen. for brakes it would be 99.95 per axle. If the rotors needed to be turned a machine shop only charges 50.00, that's the extra we would charge you. If you needed dew discs or something that is a different story but still not 1000.00. And if it got that bad you would have known it for quite a long time. You would not even be able to use your brakes at that point because it would pull all over the place and shutter like the thing was going to fall apart. And no way a 7500 mile service should cost anywhere close to 100.00. All that really includes is an oil change and some check-ups. You guys need to find a good shop to take your cars to because you are getting screwed. And the e-brake should not cost anything. I believe all they have to do is back up for a long ways pulling the brake up quick a bunch of times. Make sure you have the button pressed the whole time so you can just keep pulling up and letting down. Each pull up and let down of the brake handle should take less than 1 second. Just make sure you have a large area to do this. When finished the brake handle will probably even lift up higher. Even tire shops around here do that kind of stuff for free. Sorry for the long post that crap just pisses me off.
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Old 10-15-2000, 03:51 PM   #5
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Im glad Im a tech and I service my own car, you guys are getting butt raped, those prices are outrages

Green Hornet 50 bucks for to turn a rotor, man thats very very expensive, even b4 I had access to a brake lathe (used to machine rotors) MY auto parts store only charged 7 bucks a rotor.

this is the service I would do at 15,000 miles

Change Oil, change air filter, wipers if needed, rotate tires if needed, Tires should be rotated at least every 6,000 miles. Set the tire pressures, I rotate mine every other oil change. Im very picky with my car, it has 7000 miles and ive changed the oil 4 times already and rotated the tires 2 times.

Jay McDade
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Old 10-15-2000, 03:57 PM   #6
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McDade, what about the fuel filter?

My dealer wants $250 CAN for my 24000km (15000mi) service!

bleh.

i tried changing my oil yesterday, but they put the drain plug on there so damn tight, that i ended up twisting the rectangular stub the socket goes onto off of my ratchet.
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