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I just took my 8 into a dealer earlier this morning for an oil change. The car has 23k miles on it right now and the tech told me that there was a 22k or 25k mile maintenance that has to be done on it. The total price that he wrote up was about 380. Has anyone else had this done?
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my dealer also has it's own "recommended" (read: give us your money) maintenance schedule.
I always read off whats in the book to them.
Most dealers will tell you, "you've owned your car for X amount of time, ah that means you need us to do random crap A, useless crap C, and pay for my kids' college D. If you don't do this you will probably suffer from performance loss and maybe even a break down. We have this all conveniently packaged in our sucker special. Pay for your next two times in advance and save 10% now!"
Those dealer maintenance schedules are always BS especially in the first 50K miles. They just charge you 75-100 bucks an hour to look over everything when it takes them 20 minutes MAX.
I can change my oil, tranny fluid, diff fluid, brake fluid, air filter, check my brake pads for 50 bucks and an hour of my time when the dealer would probably consider that a MAJOR service at 75K miles and charge 800 bucks for it. Total scam in my book. The only thing that I would find worth the money on one of these maintence schedules is something more labor intensive like a valve adjustment or changing wear items like idler pullies/belts etc.