Originally posted by scimani2
Whats up everybody. Just a quick question. What have you all paid for your 60,000 mile tune-up/check-up? I just got off the phone with 5 dealers in my area and prices range from $360 (+$50 if I need new spark plugs) to $595 which includes spark plugs if I need em or not.
I just found it to be a bit strange that prices can vary so much for a regularly scheduled dealer tune-up. I dunno, what do you guys think? Any feedback appreciated. Thanks
You can do most, if not all, of the work yourself to save some money.
1) Spark plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor. All easy. If you can install a WAI, then this is no problem
2) Replacing the ATF in your auto. Easier than changing the oil. Just drain the ATF from the pan, and re-fill through the dipstick. If you want to take it a step further, after draining the pan, remove it and wipe it down with paper towels, and re-install back. After driving around, if the ATF still seems dirty, drain and fill again.
3) Fuel filter. It's a bitch to remove the hoses. Other than that, it's easily accessible. It's located on the firewall.
4) The normal stuff, oil, air filter, coolant, you probably already know how to do yourself.
5) Bleeding the brake lines and filling new brake fluid. This is where you may need a friend to help you. It isn't that hard to do as outlined in the Haynes manual.
6) Adjusting the engine timing. It's just a matter of knowing how to use the timing light, and loosening the distributor to twist it.