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Old 08-03-2004, 09:03 PM
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60,000 mile tune-up prices

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



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sounds a tad pricey...but I'm not sure what they do for a full tuneup at the dealer...

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yeah i thought so at first too, he just told me a few things (tranny flush, belt replacement, spark plugs, etc) why you never got a dealer tune-up, just private places? thanks



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Definitely go to a private place...dealer prices are ridiculous. I just got a quote of $349 + tax for my $60,000 tune up from my local dealer.
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for my $60,000 tune up from my local dealer.

wow thats three times more than you probably originally paid for the car...hopefully the tune up entails a complete change of vehicle

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Re: 60,000 mile tune-up prices

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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.

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Definitely go to a private place
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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.
ALWAYS replace the transmission pan gasket when servicing the transmission....same goes if you remove the valve cover...unless you just put a brand new gasket on the thing within a month it wont be needed.

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Me and my friend could give you a tune up including the following items which you pay for (only for 50 dollars). Spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter, air filter, oil change if necessary; we will check your tires, check your brakes, check your transmission fluid, radiator fluid, check belts...if your brakes need to be changed, along with your radiator fluid, belts, and transmission fluid it will cost you extra. Changing the brakes will cost you the most because it requires more work than anything mentioned here.

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I got a question. Say i do half these things like spark plugs, wires, etc. and bring it in for a 60,000 ( mine just hit 63,000 and its a 93) Will they change it to factory spec and if they don't, will they still charge me the same if they did those themselves? I just wanna make sure because some of those things i can upgrade instead of getting OEM ones.

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Re: 60,000 mile tune-up prices

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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
I think i payed the same amount for the tune up. but It ended up comming out to be around 1200 cuse I got all the fluids changed which the dealer recommended.

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I think I paid $250-275 at the dealer for my 60k. That was a long time ago though, so I'm not sure. Given the same situation again, I would've done it myself.


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do it your self ,saves money and u learn from it,next time u want to change something u already know how

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sup joe!! all they do, you can do at home as well, even turn off your service light...is BS what they do to the car...i got 64k on mines...i did mines at 60k too, all you need is the list of things to change and go to discount or pepboys get em' and do it. if you have your service engine light on, you can turn it off yourself, for those who know how to, real simple...you'll spend a fraction of the money and some time, which is fun to anyways.

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Please don't just do a drain and fill on the tranny.. do a complete flush.
there's a LOT more fluid in the tranny than what drains out of the pan. In order to properly flush it all, you need to either remove the torque convertor and valve body, or pay to have a shop use the proper tools and flush it.

it'll cost around $100 to have a shop flush it for you.

the rest of it, you can do yourself- half of it you've already done from a glance at your mod list.

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