I never let the dealer touch my rig except for recalls. But changing sparks plugs is no simple matter as the intake must be removed to make it happen. I have done that twice it it takes 4-5 hours for me to do it.Anyone else get quoted this much from a dealership? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it just fluid changes and spark plugs? Suggestions please:jawdrop:
I did not take it to a dealership. I called to see what they were going to do so that I could do it myself. Also someone on this forum said they were only charged $350 so I didn't expect $900!You took it to a Dealership and are surprised . My wife has a Ford Ranger just turned over 90,000 miles . To date only engine oil change/Trans and one air filter .
At 90,000 miles i got new Tires wheel bearing and spark plugs all done by me . Total cost less then 600 bucks . If is running well no reason to do anything .
My 2017 Wrangler only has 18,000 miles at 50,000 I will change all fluids ( 60 bucks ) only spark plugs will last to 100.000 miles and it will have a new owner before that .
Agreed. They will not be touching mine either... I just wanted to see what they were going to change so that I could do it myself. $900 absolutely ridiculousI never let the dealer touch my rig except for recalls. But changing sparks plugs is no simple matter as the intake must be removed to make it happen. I have done that twice it it takes 4-5 hours for me to do it.
The dealership will charge crazy amounts to do things. I took my 2013 JKU in recently for the airbag recall and they did a "courtesy inspection". With the inspection, they came back with a list of items they wanted to do to my Jeep. I told them no thanks.
Here are the prices they gave me:
front brake pads and rotors - $592 (cost be $140 to do myself)
Transfer case lube change - $130
Throttle body cleaning - $80 (cost me $6 to do myself)
Spark plug change - $390 (cost me $40 to do myself)
Rear differential gear lube - $130 (cost me $20 to do myself)
I could see them losing money. They have a lot of overhead costs and with the labor and parts added all up, it costs them a lot.I had my Jeep at the dealer's getting the oil cooler swapped out and I asked how much to change the plugs while the intake was off. They said $500 and when I declined they asked what I would be willing to pay. I told them $300 and they said they would lose too much money.
I should have clarified, I did change the gear lube on both the rear and the front axles myself. The dealer had only given me a price to change the rear gear lube so that is why I only listed the price for the rear. I am very particular when it comes to maintaining my vehicles so it would have driven me nuts to change the rear but not the front. Changing the gear lube in the axles is as simple as changing the engine oil so I do it myself.Freedom JK from your list, I'm surprised that you did the rear but not the front. While I don't do my own (disposal is a real hassle) I have a reasonably priced shop do mine. Since my TJ was in for other items instead of just pulling the drain plugs, I had him pull the covers and give the internals a good look. (He is a noted rear end specialist here locally and has vehicles sent to him by other shops for repairs and upgrades).