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What should one expect to pay for the 5000 mile service?

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Posted by B. Peg on November 17, 2005, 1:27 pm
Since I've bought my car from one of those "$000 over MSRP places" (I only
paid $00 over so I didn't get hit too bad!), I'm wondering how much they
think they'll get away with at service time that's coming up?

I've seen lows in the $0's and then some over $40 saying all this needs to
be changed (cabin filters, etc) or special oil additives added.

Just wondering the going rate, especially in So. California.



Posted by Bill on November 17, 2005, 3:52 pm

Have the bill for my 5K service in front of me.  With tax it came to $5.82.
That included changing oil and filter, rotating tires, filling windshield
washer and "27-Point Inspection".  Labor was 21.45, parts were 12.45,
"misc.: was 1.11 and the tax was .81.  They didn't charge me for removing
the excess oil after they overfilled it.  Be sure to check your oil level
after they change yours.

Posted by A Sherman on December 15, 2005, 12:14 pm
"Bill" replied:

Wow, whatta deal, Bill!  Where is your dealer?

I had my first 5K service yesterday.  I took the full package: Oil, Filter,
new drain plug gasket, rotate and balance tires, lube hinges and all lube
points, Inspect everything.....

I decided to go for the full standard service because this was the first time
and probably good to check everything.  Next time I'll probably get only the
oil and filter for $8.95 with the 5th change free.  Dealer's list price for
the 5K service was $9.95.  I had a coupon for a 10% discount and a $0 CVS
gift card.  Result with added environmental charges, shop supplies, tax, etc.
cost me a net of $6.38.


Posted by Mike Rosenberg on December 15, 2005, 1:11 pm

I pay about $8.75 for the same service at Lighthouse Toyota of St.
Augustine (FL).

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Posted by Michael Pardee on December 15, 2005, 2:32 pm
All those are very good bargains in that you are establishing yourself as
regular customers at the dealer (assuming the dealer has a good shop). When
a bigger problem inevitably comes along you will have good standing. It's
amazing how much advantage there can be having a dealer to stand up for you.


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