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Old 05-26-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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$700 for 30,000 mile service!!!

Is what I was quoted when I took my car to the dealership. Now, I've been going to this dealership for 20 years, and you'd think they'd know me by now. I gave them "the look" and said, "Bullshit! I want an ATX flush, a new fuel filter, and an oil change, that's it!!" I then told them which mechanic I wanted working on my Focus. This service counter guy was a noob at this dealership. I immediately complained to the service manager, and he explained that he was reading off the Ford recommended 30,000 mile service for my Focus. I then told him that my owner's manual, and his computer don't jibe.

Now what I didn't ask, was what the hell other services would they be doing to rack up a $700 bill? Do any of you care to guess?


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Old 05-26-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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well prices on blinker fluid went up again, its like $14/qt now and your car probably takes 5 gallons...

your 710 cap needed to be recalibrated



thats why i do all my own work >_>
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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DAMN! The blinker fluid, I forgot to change that!

If I wasn't a broken down fat old man, and I had a garage, I would do the work myself.
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That's pretty typical......what some dealerships call a "major" service, doesn't necessarily follow the owner's manual. They just added in a bunch of expensive services, that probably aren't in the manual.

The point is....many people just go by what the dealer recommends, and never touch the owner's manual. That's how a dealer makes big money. It pays to learn a little about maintenance.....

Expensive services you may not need on a major service...

Brake system flush
Coolant flush
P/S flush
Battery service
wheel balance
Alignment
Spark plugs
ATF flush
Drive belt
etc....
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Most of it's labor...

Those muffler bearings can be a real beast sometimes
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tire rotation, and all that jizz, elbow grease i think comes in a gallon canister and is around 14.33 a gal. also, i think you forgot headlight fluid and tail light fluid. think it all runs teh same. oh interior wash, exterior rubdown with steel wool, then repaint it... what other crap do they like to do....?
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #7
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mabey you forgot to top off the fishtank in the muffler, or mabey they had to replace the fish that can run you alot thesse days
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$600 of that was for the lube they were going to use when they rammed one in you...........
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$600 of that was for the lube they were going to use when they rammed one in you...........
LMFAO!!! Good stuff! (I meant the joke....not the ramming reference.)
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You actually got off cheap...

Ford 30,000 mile service as sDealer recommended:

$30.00 Oil change

$450.00 Tire change

$50.00 Air Filter change (even on the 09 PZEV Focus)

$60.00 Wheel bearing adjustment

$65.00 Replace axel grease

$80.00 Fill new tires with laughing... I mean nitrous oxide (gots to keep those tires happy)

$42.00 Tune muffler

$20.00 disposal charge for stale air from old tires

$56.00 replace points and condenser
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$853.00 TOTAL
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