I think it's pretty excessive, myself.
Try buying the oil... sparkplugs... wires... filters... etc yourself... whatever parts your estimate has listed from a parts house. This will allow you to see how much of a mark up your mechanic is charging you... don't forget the oil disposal surcharge. I always supply my mechanic with my own parts for the job if I can't do the job myself.
A typical oil change and tune up can be done at home in under an hour... a decent shop can handle the same job quicker... but most have a one - two hour minimum job fee.
You'd be surprised how much money you can save with a minimal amount of mechanical know how and effort if you tried.
It actually depends on the vehicle, and on the brand of parts used. There is no way a tune up on a typical basic vehicle manufactured in the last ten years, should run $500! I have a 1995 Caprice Classic ex-police car and tune-ups on it do run about $500, largely because I use very high-end plug wires and plugs, etc. and because it is a high-performance, carbureted vehicle. Definitely get a couple more estimates elsewhere. You should probably not have to pay more than $100 for a tune-up.
I don't agree that women can't handle these things without a man to take care of it ..but sad to say I have seen it where I use to work my boss would tack on about 20% just because he could ..yes $500 sounds pretty steep price for the work that was done
R U kidding yur getting ripped off? a good one is finding a husband and saving like 60-70% on all of it those things we learned growing up. I've done it to help others now my wife knows how to do it! She Wont but she tells me i do a dam fine job
I honestly don't know, but if I were in your shoes, I would defiantly check around, and get estimates from different places. Then see which is cheaper.
I guess it depends on the type of car, and where you live. =/
Are you saying I need a husband to deal with these types of situations? For the record...it's not my question, it's a Twitter question that I thought I'd share here to see what people answer.
Depends on what type of vehicle and what all they include in the tune up. An oil change should only be $20 to $40 of that. If you drive a Beamer that might be in line. In a Chevy maybe not.
a tune up should be anywhere from 150-200Dollars & an Oil Change should be no more than 60Dollars. So 260Dollars for both. Thats double the price of what my aunt pays.
I think you are implying that women can't handle these things on their own, and that is quite enough to offend me...you're wrong, by the way.
Rip off is more like it. I can understand where the economy is, but that much for both of them at the same time is just wrong.
yes of course it is how cheap do you think things are these days man. thats cheap for a tune up and a oil change.
Sorry Colleen i ment no offense to u in general but this is my opinion and this is the internet!
WoW. I don't even work in Dollars and find it beyond exessive. Get a quote from another place.
Please tell me you are kidding!!! I never pay over 30 dollars for an oil change.
what is that in real money :P
I would say that is way expensive.
no it is not!