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Old 01 Nov 2012, 01:55 pm
Steve
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Default 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

Hi,

I own a 2010 Honda Civic.

I went to have my oil changed last night.

The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
to go ahead and do it now?

Price? $590 + tax !!!!

I can never recall a tuneup being that much and this is what it sounds
like, a fancy tuneup.

I'm going to check my owners manual and I will likely get it
done as I don't like messing with factory recommendations, but this
feels like a rip off

Is it?

Steve
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Old 01 Nov 2012, 04:13 pm
Douglas C. Neidermeyer
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

On 11/1/12 1:55 PM, Steve wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I own a 2010 Honda Civic.
>
> I went to have my oil changed last night.
>
> The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
> mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
> to go ahead and do it now?
>
> Price? $590 + tax !!!!
>
> I can never recall a tuneup being that much and this is what it sounds
> like, a fancy tuneup.
>
> I'm going to check my owners manual and I will likely get it
> done as I don't like messing with factory recommendations, but this
> feels like a rip off
>
> Is it?
>
> Steve


Me? I'd wait for the Maintenance Minder to tell me it was time for
service-- and definitely not do it early at the urging of some express
mechanic (read: newest, least skilled guy in the shop). I'd also confirm
what an E service entailed in the owner's manual. I live in a large
metro area that has several Honda dealers so prices vary considerably
and promotional offers abound.

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Old 01 Nov 2012, 04:18 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?


"Steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:k6ud3f$r0j$1@dont-email.me...
> Hi,
>
> I own a 2010 Honda Civic.
>
> I went to have my oil changed last night.
>
> The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
> mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
> to go ahead and do it now?
>
> Price? $590 + tax !!!!
>
> I can never recall a tuneup being that much and this is what it sounds
> like, a fancy tuneup.
>
> I'm going to check my owners manual and I will likely get it
> done as I don't like messing with factory recommendations, but this
> feels like a rip off
>
> Is it?
>


I'd ask for a detailed break down on what's offered vs. require/recommended
by Honda. This with an eye toward puff services such as refreshing the air
in the tires (and no that's not a joke as we did have that happen to one of
our hospice patients). One other classis is filling the tires with 'dry
nitrogen'.


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Old 01 Nov 2012, 04:33 pm
Howard Lester
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

"Steve" wrote

> The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
> mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
> to go ahead and do it now?
>
> Price? $590 + tax !!!!


I'd say it's a ripoff. I would never pay that much for a "major service";
that's what the 30,000 mile mark has long been considered. First wait until
you reach 30,000 miles. Ask them for a list of all that they will do for the
service. Compare their list with what you see in your manual. That'll give
you your first clue. Regardless what you find out, figure the service should
cost no more than maybe about $200 or so. Of course it depends on what they
actually replace. If it's just oil and filter and "check and inspect" about
43 items, the cost should be far less.

My last major service (60,000) was $244 at an upstate NY independent garage
that specializes in Hondas. But that was for an Accord, and more is charged
for Accords than for Civics -- at least at a dealership. See if you can find
an independent garage that specializes in Hondas. Make friends with them.

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Old 01 Nov 2012, 06:33 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

On Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:55:59 -0400, Steve <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I own a 2010 Honda Civic.
>
>I went to have my oil changed last night.
>
>The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
>mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
>to go ahead and do it now?
>
>Price? $590 + tax !!!!
>
>I can never recall a tuneup being that much and this is what it sounds
>like, a fancy tuneup.
>
>I'm going to check my owners manual and I will likely get it
>done as I don't like messing with factory recommendations, but this
>feels like a rip off
>
>Is it?


Don't you have the maintenance minder on that? If so, I'm pretty sure
it won't trigger for the next maintenance until the oil goes again,
which is going to be over 6,000 miles or six months.

But they do put a fat maintenance even on the 2010s around there, or
at least did on my 2010 Accord, replace engine and cabin air filters
for obscene prices, and generally dork around even on just the
recommended service - and some like the air filters are optional but
likely to be needed.

I forget what I paid, I think it was less than that.


.... or was that even my 2010 at all, maybe I'm remembering back to the
2007 that I did put some extra miles on, so did the big service at 36k
miles? I should really pay more attention, huh.

J.


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Old 01 Nov 2012, 08:59 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

In article <k6ud3f$r0j$1@dont-email.me>, Steve <tinker123@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
> mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
> to go ahead and do it now?
>
> Price? $590 + tax !!!!


dude, it's free for him to ask you if you'll pay him $600.

Don't get emotional about it.

It's free for you to decline, or to ask questions about the service, or
whatever.

You DO have an owner's manual, right? Go home and read it from cover to
cover.
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Old 01 Nov 2012, 09:00 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

In article <2tt598lrpd873rm6j9dludeieauhlqadvf@4ax.com>,
JRStern <JRStern@foobar.invalid> wrote:

> But they do put a fat maintenance even on the 2010s around there, or
> at least did on my 2010 Accord, replace engine and cabin air filters
> for obscene prices, and generally dork around even on just the
> recommended service - and some like the air filters are optional but
> likely to be needed.
>
> I forget what I paid, I think it was less than that.


....says the guy who thinks it's more economical to replace his car at
80K miles than to perform maintenance on it and keep running it.
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Old 01 Nov 2012, 09:15 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

On Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:00:39 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <2tt598lrpd873rm6j9dludeieauhlqadvf@4ax.com>,
> JRStern <JRStern@foobar.invalid> wrote:
>
>> But they do put a fat maintenance even on the 2010s around there, or
>> at least did on my 2010 Accord, replace engine and cabin air filters
>> for obscene prices, and generally dork around even on just the
>> recommended service - and some like the air filters are optional but
>> likely to be needed.
>>
>> I forget what I paid, I think it was less than that.

>
>...says the guy who thinks it's more economical to replace his car at
>80K miles than to perform maintenance on it and keep running it.


36k miles.

J.

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Old 01 Nov 2012, 10:48 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

On 11/01/2012 10:55 AM, Steve wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I own a 2010 Honda Civic.
>
> I went to have my oil changed last night.
>
> The express mechanic told me I am 2,000 miles away from the "30,000
> mile E Maintenance" package needing to be be done and do I just want
> to go ahead and do it now?
>
> Price? $590 + tax !!!!
>
> I can never recall a tuneup being that much and this is what it sounds
> like, a fancy tuneup.
>
> I'm going to check my owners manual and I will likely get it
> done as I don't like messing with factory recommendations, but this
> feels like a rip off
>
> Is it?
>
> Steve


are you talking about the "express" mechanic at the dealer or at iffy
lube? if the latter, just ignore them. if the former, the first thing
you need to learn [from reading the owner's manual] is that you are NOT
required to take the car to a dealer for service to maintain the
warranty. the second is that the maintenance minder dictates the
schedule, not the dealer's desire to empty your wallet.

as you will learn by reading, there is almost nothing to do on that
honda at that mileage other than keep up with oil changes, make sure
you're not losing any fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the
vehicle to make sure nothing's broken.


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Old 01 Nov 2012, 11:03 pm
jim beam
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Default Re: 2010 Civic LX: 30,000 Mile Service: "E Service": Ripoff?

On 11/01/2012 06:00 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article<2tt598lrpd873rm6j9dludeieauhlqadvf@4ax.com >,
> JRStern<JRStern@foobar.invalid> wrote:
>
>> But they do put a fat maintenance even on the 2010s around there, or
>> at least did on my 2010 Accord, replace engine and cabin air filters
>> for obscene prices, and generally dork around even on just the
>> recommended service - and some like the air filters are optional but
>> likely to be needed.
>>
>> I forget what I paid, I think it was less than that.

>
> ...says the guy who thinks it's more economical to replace his car at
> 80K miles than to perform maintenance on it and keep running it.


i think he finally admitted that it's not economics, just "new, shiny"
syndrome. or maybe he's just a patriot trying to help the economy
recover by donating his money to needy financial institutions?


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