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Old 11 Jul 2007, 09:03 am
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Default When a dealer offers 10% off maintenance?

What does it mean if a dealer tells you they will give you 10% off
maintenance? Will they really give you the discount, or will they
jack up the price by 10% so that it doesn't mean anything?

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Old 11 Jul 2007, 09:43 am
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"void.no.spam.com@gmail.com" <void.no.spam.com@gmail.com> wrote in
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> What does it mean if a dealer tells you they will give you 10% off
> maintenance? Will they really give you the discount, or will they
> jack up the price by 10% so that it doesn't mean anything?
>
>



They're trying to get you in the door because they know chances are good
they will find other stuff that needs fixing.

Most people do nothing to their cars until they get an enticement like the
one you got. And neglect breeds big repair bills.


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Old 11 Jul 2007, 10:13 am
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On Jul 11, 10:43 am, Tegger <teg...@tegger.c0m> wrote:
> "void.no.spam....@gmail.com" <void.no.spam....@gmail.com> wrote innews:1184162611.182148.210310@m3g2000hsh.googleg roups.com:
>
> > What does it mean if a dealer tells you they will give you 10% off
> > maintenance? Will they really give you the discount, or will they
> > jack up the price by 10% so that it doesn't mean anything?

>
> They're trying to get you in the door because they know chances are good
> they will find other stuff that needs fixing.
>
> Most people do nothing to their cars until they get an enticement like the
> one you got. And neglect breeds big repair bills.


Yeah I go once a year, for the oil change, and tell them to do
whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. I don't drive much
though... maybe 5-10K miles a year.

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Old 11 Jul 2007, 10:31 am
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> and tell them to do whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. >


You my friend are a service managers wet dream!


G-Man


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Old 11 Jul 2007, 05:10 pm
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"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in news:1399tus8b9ugl52
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>> and tell them to do whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. >

>
> You my friend are a service managers wet dream!
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> G-Man
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>



He didn't say he told them to perform whatever REPAIRS are necessary, just
maintenance. What he's doing is GOOD.

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Old 11 Jul 2007, 06:03 pm
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I don't agree. Most dealerships go way above and beyond what is in the
"What is needed" schedule.

I would go as far as to agree to everything that IS on the schedule. Even
that is crap sometime. I learned when at 60k on an accord years ago, they
changed the drain plug. There was nothing wrong with it, but it was on the
schedule. This was YEARS ago.

G-Man



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>>> and tell them to do whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. >

>>
>> You my friend are a service managers wet dream!
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>> G-Man
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> He didn't say he told them to perform whatever REPAIRS are necessary, just
> maintenance. What he's doing is GOOD.
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Old 11 Jul 2007, 06:23 pm
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<top posting corrected>

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> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns996AB8C1B30D6tegger@207.14.116.130...
>> "G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in news:1399tus8b9ugl52
>> @news.supernews.com:
>>> "void.no.spam....@gmail.com" <void.no.spam....@gmail.com> wrote
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> and tell them to do whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. >
>>>
>>> You my friend are a service managers wet dream!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> He didn't say he told them to perform whatever REPAIRS are necessary,
>> just maintenance. What he's doing is GOOD.
>>

>
>
> I don't agree. Most dealerships go way above and beyond what is in
> the "What is needed" schedule.




True, which does no harm except to make your wallet a bit thinner and
your car more reliable.

I myself go above and beyond the official maintenance schedule and have
done so for 16 years. The car now has nearly 300,000 miles on it and is
wonderfully reliable.


>
> I would go as far as to agree to everything that IS on the schedule.
> Even that is crap sometime. I learned when at 60k on an accord years
> ago, they changed the drain plug. There was nothing wrong with it,
> but it was on the schedule. This was YEARS ago.
>



Replacing a drain plug is NEVER on ANY "maintenance schedule" outside of
TSB or recall replacement. I do not believe you.


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Old 11 Jul 2007, 06:48 pm
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:31:05 -0400, "G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com>
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>> and tell them to do whatever kind of maintenance is necessary. >

>
>You my friend are a service managers wet dream!


For the extra $100/year it might involve, why not, especially if they
send you flowers afterwards. I'm willing to humor them, a little.
Haven't been to one that would stick an ice pick in your radiator
otherwise, not since some mumble years ago, and it was not Honda.

J.

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Old 11 Jul 2007, 10:53 pm
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void.no.spam.com@gmail.com wrote:
> What does it mean if a dealer tells you they will give you 10% off
> maintenance? Will they really give you the discount, or will they
> jack up the price by 10% so that it doesn't mean anything?
>

they'll give you a discount, but they'll find over $1,000 of stuff that
"urgently" needs to be done.
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Old 12 Jul 2007, 06:55 am
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On Jul 11, 10:03 am, "void.no.spam....@gmail.com"
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> What does it mean if a dealer tells you they will give you 10% off
> maintenance? Will they really give you the discount, or will they
> jack up the price by 10% so that it doesn't mean anything?


At MY dealership, I get the 10% discount off the final, before-tax
price.

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