the dealers in my area are quoting over $900 for 90K service, thoughts? they probably want to replace the drive belt, is this neccisary on a 3 year old car with 90K miles?
by Visitor in Tracy, CA on June 21, 2010
Make sure that your fluids are topped off, you have regular (no more than 7000 mile oil changes w/ synthetic) oil changes, make sure you change out the air filter, or if a K&N type, clean it, and the drive belt, which is NOT very expensive, takes a knowledgeable person about 10 to 15 minutes to replace. If someone charges you more than $150 including the cost of the belt, you are being ripped off. Period. I don't care where you live. There's great private mechanic shops, which hopefully the one that also answered you that should come in around that price. I realize that things are more expensive in Ca., but no one needs to make more than $120 / hr. In Phoenix, they make around $85 to $90 an hour, and that is an easy changeout.