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Old 02-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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15,000.00 mile tune up

My dealer is telling me that because my car is high performance I'll need to pay around 400.00 bucks for my next oil change appt. any advice/input/ comments? Seems to me I shouldn't have to put that much into a car. (car is a V6)
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He is full of BS. I would never go back to someone like that. The owner's manual says exactly what needs to be done. Heck, my first three oil changes were free from my dealer. If they are trying to rip you off there, then they are probably doing it on other things. Unless your car has something different that is listed for additional wear, send a letter to Ford telling them of this robbery attempt and that you will not deal with them again, and may not buy Ford again. It is up to us to get rid of bad dealers, and putting enough out about ripoff practices is a good start.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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Thank you ! I'll check the manual cancel the appt they already scheduled and go elsewhere . I guess I need to do my research I just expect them to take care of me since I purchased my car there.
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That's a load of bullsh*t. You're damn right you don't have to pay that much for an oil change and check up.

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For the best oil I can get and labor I always pay around. 100 bucks . That sounds like wayyyyyy to much if everything is running smoothly
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Also I would only take it to Someone you trust iv had bad experiences with the in and out oils places . There cheaper and don't need an appointment but they lack skill . Almost lost my engine
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My car runs like a dream 6 speed manual no issues what so ever they were trying to tell me I needed all my fluids checked etc . I'm not going back. Ill look for someone else
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Yea. She's my baby I would only take her to someone I trust. I'll start asking around
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I too have the 6 speed and lovin every shift . Checking fluids should be free if there all ready doing the oils change if you ask them to look .
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What is included in the tune up? are they changing fuel filter, plugs....
Also your car is not high performance. its a v6 it was made for eco friendly drivers, grocery moms and rental cars
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Ask your close friends who they would recommend . That's how I found my guy and he is simply the best wouldn't go take my baby anywhere els .
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Thanks cobra mark I'll ask around.
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Kraftdinner it just so happens I work in a grocery store need me to show you what isle the feminine hygiene products are?
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That's a nice way if putting it lol
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Hey hey don't hate on 2000 GTs lol.
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Hey hey don't hate on 2000 GTs lol.

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I'm not. I actually almost bought one a while back. Love the sound of the 4.6!!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:47 AM   #18
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What is included in the tune up? are they changing fuel filter, plugs....
Also your car is not high performance. its a v6 it was made for eco friendly drivers, grocery moms and rental cars

I usually just lurk, but you're a terrible troll. Stop derailing threads
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I usually just lurk, but you're a terrible troll. Stop derailing threads
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Stay on topic guys. No K.D. talk please.

OP...why don't you just change the oil yourself? It may run you $70.
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Wow !
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:09 AM   #22
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I did a little research last night, give this link a look. It's about Ford's "The Works" service. $30 for an oil change, fluid top off, tire rotation, etc.. Looks like it's cheaper and better to have Ford service our cars now rather than DIY at home.

http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...iceCouponsPage
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Thanks for taking the time to check that out. I have been getting a deal similar to that however now I need the 15,00.00 mile tune up. They will check my plugs top of oil etc etc for just under 500 bucks. My debate was asking if this was necessary .
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At 15,000 miles -DUH ?????

I don't know what your dealer is talking about.
I know when my dealer does my service the guy has a check list and checks everything on it. So far my cabin filter along with other things did not need replacing because they are not dirty or worn out. I'm always asked if I want the tires rotated or if I want my car washed. They do charge $19.95 to rotated the tires. The Oil/Filter cost is $39.95 if you want semi-synthetic or $59.95 for full synthetic which includes the complete check of everything.
I don't know how your dealer gets $400.00 even if the cabin filter and changing the brake fluid or even every fluid in the car is changed. $400.00 for service is for the Porsche owners for their dealers thinking of even doing a service. Not a Ford dealer.
I would ask this dealer just what he will be doing for the service before calling Ford. Because the tech may have seen something that may need attention the next time your due in for service.
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I work for a dealership and from what I have learned they are all about money. They will always try to get an extra buck out of you. My point is to try to do everything yourself. I know it's scary and your afraid to mess up but if you can do it yourself do it. It will cost a lot less and is good to get some knowledge and know how
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Thanks everyone . I've checked online and read my manual and decided to go elsewhere but before I do I will call my dealership and get a detailed list of what the recommended and a breakdown on the cost. So far in my research and by reading these comments it looks to me that all they saw was a single woman with a nice car.
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The spark plugs are good for 100,000 miles and you would know if one failed. If the dealership did their job in prepping the car for sale, there is nothing that needs checking at 15,000 miles. Synthetic oil is under $30 at Wal-Mart or most parts stores. Filters under $10 (Never, ever, use Fram). All you need to do, is to check the engine oil once a month and the tire pressure weekly, follow the maintenance schedule in the manual, and you have taken care of 90% of the maintenance required.

A good dealer is worth your car's weight in gold. I drive 135 miles to mine with no regrets. They did not give me a really low deal on any of the cars I have bought from them, but they have given me good honest deals with minimal hassle. Best of all, their service department always have treated me good. If I schedule a car for any reason, I can expect to bring in the car at that time, and get immediate service. Another dealer would have you drop off the car at the beginning of the day, and would never get it done on the day of the appointment. My dealer, if they find a reason that the work is going to take longer than planned, I can expect to get a great loaner car for the duration. The other dealer had to wait two weeks for a part for a friend. The car was drivable but they parked it in back while they waited for the part, and made no effort to provide my friend with a substitute. If you take the time to find a shop that treats you right, it will be the best investment you can make.
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Also I would only take it to Someone you trust iv had bad experiences with the in and out oils places . There cheaper and don't need an appointment but they lack skill . Almost lost my engine
I lost a rear end in my S-10 form a quick oil place. They used the wrong gear oil for my rear end and later it almost froze up. The truck was 8 years old so we put in a used Axle/Total complete rear end out of a donor.

Back in 1991, had such a quick change place break a plastic part of a vacuum runner while checking a PVC value in the back of a GM 2.8 liter V6. They never told me and I took it to the dealer for bad running and they found the runner broke off by the PVC value.

So on my next truck and my mustang, I only go to the dealer and one I can trust.
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Cost me around 30 to change my oil. A lot of places will give you a deal if you buy the oil and filter together. The first time might take you about an hour but i've got it down to 20 minutes and 75% of the change is watching the oil drain or getting it up on ramps/jacks haha.
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What is included in the tune up? are they changing fuel filter, plugs....
Also your car is not high performance. its a v6 it was made for eco friendly drivers, grocery moms and rental cars

Maybe not a true high performance but pretty dam fast.

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Sitting here at the dealership getting my baby her 15,000 mile tune up. Original cost was said to be just under 500. I called last week to schedule my tune up and was told it was going to cost 72.00 dollars no wait 162.00 for a wheel balance. Got here this morning guess how much they are charging me 49.99.
Wtf?
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I am glad your not getting the $500 treatment. They either need a real Service Manager Director as the one they have is not very knowledgeable, careless, not accountable, or the director is on a quota bonus system for revenue. Probably all four

My dealers bonus program is driven by Customer Satisfaction I found out. No wonder they are so great and friendly !

Each person at the service desk seems to be called a service manager nowadays, but I am referencing the director over them. Sort of like every desk person at a bank branch is a Vice President.
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My dealership seems to be all over the board. My boyfriend who bought his f150 a month before I bought my car has no issues whatsoever. I can't believe a word they say

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