ROC Rank: Senior
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: My own little world.
Model Year: 2007
Color: White / Beige
Re: 30,000 mile service price
Let's break that down to what they actually replace. i know it helps me to fully grasp what they are really doing....
1. Change engine oil and filter
2. Change air filter
3. Change cabin filter
4. Replace transmission fluid
5. Rear diff service (??) Is this just a matter of draining out the old fluid and adding new??
Did I miss anything? If not, then they are doing an oil change, and transmission fluid change, diff fluid change basically. The air filter you can change in all of a couple minutes, and the cabin filt shouldnt take much more than 20 minutes for you (if you follow the threads instructions here on the ROC).
So is the 4 items really worth $419.00? Not to me it isn't. All the checking this and checking that is insanity in my opinion. Checking the 4 wheel alignment? WTF? If you put the vehicle up on the alingment rack, then you're doing an alignment not checking it. Is the car pulling? Are you wearing out tires unevenly? If not, then your alignment would appear to be fine and won't need to be put up on a alignment rack.
Okay so Im not knowledgble on the maintenance minder system, but I was under the impression that it basically did away with the traditional 30k, 60k, 90k 120k type services and now we replace things when the MM system tells us it's time? is this not true?
Anyway, as far as a traditional 30k service that price seems to be on par with the ones that I've seen at the dealer for all other types of hondas, so if that's what you were asking, then the price of $419.00 seems to be inline with other Honda vehicle services.
However if it were me (and it will be one day), I will have them perform items 1, 4 and 5 at the top of the message and call it a day. I'll replace the air filter and cabin filter myself and all that inspection stuff in my opinion is for the birds. I've seen vehicles leave honda stores after a service and come back in with something that broke (like the CV boot started to leak after it was inspected and found to be "ok") that was not detected in a very very expensive 60k service so.....
Tilt: Yes, Im biased/tilted because I know what it really costs the dealer to do these services compared to what they charge us the consumer and it sometimes sends me into a rant. So my apologies for that.
Last edited by DesertRidgeline; 10-29-2007 at 09:26 PM.