Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: 2006 & 2010 Forester
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Can be accurate.
What is he using? OEM Subaru(from the dealer) or the cheapest stuff from Autozone?
Is he including cleaning up the coils?
Is he going to do an oil change while at it? (most shops do include an oil change...if you ask)
Does the tune-up include an air filter? (I don't know of any shop that isn't at least going to look at it during...and suggest that "no matter what" they put a new one in)
Does the tune-up include cleaning up/replacing the PCV?
There are other things he "could be" doing as well...
Cleaning up the IAC...
Cleaning up the TPS...
Cleaning up the MAF/P(whichever it has)
You also have the right to negotiate. Even if this were Midas, you can negotiate. What parts do YOU want used? They will adjust the estimate accordingly. Do you want "other" stuff done while at it, like cleaning up the O2 sensor...
He could also be "over pricing" to make sure your car in the shop, which is keeping two very simple and HIGH dollar brake jobs out of his shop, makes him commiserate money. And yes, I know NUMEROUS shops and mechanics who over-price some jobs just because of what it KEEPS OUT of their shop while doing yours.
'06 For X Prem, '10 For X Prem + WP, both 4EAT
Last edited by schan1269; 05-03-2012 at 11:02 AM.