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$460 to change the spark plugs ???

Old 02-10-2019, 06:33 AM
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Default $460 to change the spark plugs ???

Wife has a 2103 Civic Hybrid with just over 100k miles.
We let Honda change the oil and rotate the tires.
Her last visit Honda quoted her a price of $460.48 to change the spark plugs and $409.96 for a valve adjustment.
Now having any issues with the car, just what they call "its time for" these services.

Now.....$460 to change the spark plugs. WTF is involved in changing these plugs that cost so much?
Old 03-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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Sounds like it's time for you to learn some auto maintenance skills so you can change plugs and even adjust valves. I really doubt that your valves need adjusting, but this is just what the dealers do to make more money. Most dealers get upwards of $100.00 an hour for maintenance work. My wife took her 2017 CR-V Ex in for her free oil change. They tried to tell her it was time (17,000 miles) to have her brake fluid changed. Yes, her brake fluid. They said it was a standard maintenance item and costs $164.99. She called me from the dealer's and I told her just the free oil change. Nothing else. Beware when you go to the dealer. They're in business to make money!
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