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Old 31 Aug 2004, 09:35 pm
Firebird
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Default Maintenance required light

Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
oil change and tire rotation....

What do you guys think?
It's a 2002 Accord.


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Old 31 Aug 2004, 10:52 pm
Darrell
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Default Re: Maintenance required light

If you don't know how to do either of those things yourself... you've got
much MUCH bigger problems in life.


"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
> oil change and tire rotation....
>
> What do you guys think?
> It's a 2002 Accord.
>
>



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Old 31 Aug 2004, 11:23 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
> oil change and tire rotation....


If your dealer charges $175 for an oil change and tire rotation....



Obviously, you're exaggerating because (a) you're about 19 years old,
and (b) you hate your dealer.

My dealer is competitive with the quick lube places on oil changes and
tire rotations. And of course, while *my* dealership mechanic is in
there, he glances at the brakes and looks for obvious stuff--just
because that's who he is and what he does.

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Old 01 Sep 2004, 02:05 am
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"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
> oil change and tire rotation....


If your dealer's service compromises only of oil change and tire rotation
then its not a service. These two things can be done by any auto repair shop
and at much cheaper rate. Plus they will also check all the fluid levels
etc. .....Jiffy lube is quite decent in this sense.They charge about $30 for
oil change but also check the other fluids.

>
> What do you guys think?
> It's a 2002 Accord.
>
>



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Old 01 Sep 2004, 09:16 am
E. Meyer
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That list of stuff is NOT worth $165.

Have you tried simply opening the hood and looking at the fluid levels
yourself? Everything but the oil is in a see through container with MAX and
MIN marked on the side.

If the wipers don't smear when you use them, they pass inspection. Belts
will squeal if they need any help. Hoses & fuel lines will leak if there is
anything wrong with them (look under the car for drips/puddles, plus they
all have distinctive odors).

If your brakes need anything after the first six months, you need to go back
to driving school. Steering, alignment, suspension, parking brake are all
"inspected" by you every time you drive the car. Does it go straight if you
loosen your grip on the wheel? Does it make funny noises when you go over
bumps? Does the parking brake hold the car in place when set by about 5
clicks?

I can pretty much guarantee you that they do not spend 90 minutes on the
car. It might sit in their bay for 90 minutes. These canned "services" are
virtually always a rip off. Just look in your owner's manual and pay them
to do exactly what it says to do, no more & no less and put the rest of that
money in the bank for when it really needs something fixed.

On 9/1/04 4:47 AM, in article wUgZc.28241$Ot3.18719@twister.nyc.rr.com,
"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> Here's the 6 month service list
> 6 Month Maintenance Honda Service
>
>
>
>
> a.. Replace engine oil, filter and drain plug washer with Honda
> Genuine Parts
> a.. Inspect and rotate tires
> a.. Inspect wiper blades
> a.. Check/adjust fluid levels
> a.. Inspect belts, hoses, fuel lines and exhaust system
> a.. Inspect front and rear brake assemblies
> a.. Inspect steering system, suspension components, alignment
> and parking brake
> a.. Road test
>
> Basically its an oil change and tire rotation, they spend around
> 90 minutes on the car @ 85 dollars an hour labor rate plus parts and tax.
> When you're done, its around 165....
>
>
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-66A683.00232801092004@text.usenetserver.com...
>> In article <0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
>> "Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I

> received
>>> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
>>> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for

> an
>>> oil change and tire rotation....

>>
>> If your dealer charges $175 for an oil change and tire rotation....
>>
>>
>>
>> Obviously, you're exaggerating because (a) you're about 19 years old,
>> and (b) you hate your dealer.
>>
>> My dealer is competitive with the quick lube places on oil changes and
>> tire rotations. And of course, while *my* dealership mechanic is in
>> there, he glances at the brakes and looks for obvious stuff--just
>> because that's who he is and what he does.
>>

>
>


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Old 01 Sep 2004, 12:04 pm
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"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
> oil change and tire rotation....
>
> What do you guys think?
> It's a 2002 Accord.
>
>


The light is just a reminder that your oil change interval is up. You can
do what you want. Have you read your owner's manual about how to reset the
light?

Bearman


--
If it's got tits, tires, tubes, or transistors, it's trouble.


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Old 01 Sep 2004, 02:52 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <wUgZc.28241$Ot3.18719@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> Here's the 6 month service list
> 6 Month Maintenance Honda Service
>
>
>
>
> a.. Replace engine oil, filter and drain plug washer with Honda
> Genuine Parts
> a.. Inspect and rotate tires
> a.. Inspect wiper blades
> a.. Check/adjust fluid levels
> a.. Inspect belts, hoses, fuel lines and exhaust system
> a.. Inspect front and rear brake assemblies
> a.. Inspect steering system, suspension components, alignment
> and parking brake
> a.. Road test
>
> Basically its an oil change and tire rotation, they spend around
> 90 minutes on the car @ 85 dollars an hour labor rate plus parts and tax.
> When you're done, its around 165....


Oh. Didn't you get my bill in the mail? Reading this post just cost
you $600; pay up, bub.

It's nice that they put that out there. You can use that slip to line
your bird cage.

Your owner's manual spells it all out. Follow that.

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Old 05 Sep 2004, 04:52 am
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Default Re: Maintenance required light

you are probably right.any mechanic can reset the maintenance light in about
5 seconds.all it is will be for him to push a button and wait about a
minute.he'll gladly sign your book for about another 5 bucks.



"Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com...
> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
> oil change and tire rotation....
>
> What do you guys think?
> It's a 2002 Accord.
>
>



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Old 05 Sep 2004, 09:25 pm
E. Meyer
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On 9/5/04 4:52 AM, in article XYD_c.5530$aW5.5229@fed1read07, "jmcguire16"
<jmcguire16@cox.net> wrote:

> you are probably right.any mechanic can reset the maintenance light in about
> 5 seconds.all it is will be for him to push a button and wait about a
> minute.he'll gladly sign your book for about another 5 bucks.
>
>
>
> "Firebird" <erodman@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:0AaZc.28220$Ot3.26062@twister.nyc.rr.com...
>> Interesting....My maintenance required light went on today, and I received
>> an email from Honda regarding the 6 month service. The light is total
>> bullshit just to get you into the service area and pay 175 dollars for an
>> oil change and tire rotation....
>>
>> What do you guys think?
>> It's a 2002 Accord.
>>
>>

>
>

You can reset the light yourself in about 5 seconds. Scan your owners
manual. It's in there.

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