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Old 04-28-2012, 01:09 AM   #66
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Bay Area
2008 outback sport
Newport Blue Pearl


Originally Posted by theoutbackdream
Oh okay good. lol

Be sure they dont try to charge you for some random things, and make sure they point out to you what needs to be done. My mom almost got an estimate of $150 from some random mech, which he said the O2 sensor wasn't working. She was suspicious so she left the shop and told me to look at it. Guess what that guy did, He unplugged the sensor (well i suspect he did since no one has opened the engine bay for a good while and never had a check engine light untill after getting the car back), and i fixed her car within 5min, finding the issue and plugging it back.. They got shut down last year, so im glad they did.

Anyways, stupid question, but what is the "200 point check up"?
Nah, I know my mechanics. One shop is my sister's, her bf's close friends. And I know them pretty well too. And the other one is my dad's close friend and he goes to our church and I'm pretty much doing my own maintainance.

I brought my car in to the dealer for a sqeaky pulley; and they charge $150 just to look at it plus they estimated $1000 to change the power steering pump because it was "leaking". And I had warranty too, but it wasnt covered

Took it to both shops (diagnostic was free btw) and they found nothing wrong. So I dont plan on going back except when I get a new car

And the 200 check point thing(not sure of how much tho) is when they buy a used subaru; subaru checks everything and if there is alot of stuff wrong or worn they dont resell it or they fix it
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