Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A $500 Oil Change

I took the Suburban in this morning for an oil change and tire rotation. I had other errands, so I scheduled this with them, expecting that this one would be a simple hour to get things done. I walked to Starbucks while the shop worked, and worked a bit. After a cup of coffee and 45 minutes I got a call.

"You want to come back so we can go over things?"

That's never good. I was hoping for a "we're done" instead. I walked back and found a list of rather minor things overall, but still a list that was somewhat long, but nothing major. Alignment, rear brakes, brake flush, emergency brake adjustment, etc. All around $50-100, but they added up to a $500 overall. I skipped the plug replacement because out of all of the things, that is a relatively easy one for me, and one I'm not sure wasn't done at 100k miles.

In any case, my 90-120min trip to town turned into a 5 hour trip. Fortunately I'd brought the laptop and charger, so I was able to get most of my presentation done and some writing done as well.


Unknown said...

It's very expensive. I'm using car service in Dubai and it's usually cheaper for my Land Cruiser. I think you can find something cheaper and better.

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