honestly, prices are all over the place.
for example, how much does a timing belt cost???
dealer A... $500.
dealer B... $850.
service provider A only does the timing belt.
service provider B does the belt and all the tensioner this-and-that along with pullies this-and-that and bearings this-and-that, blah blah.
so, with out really knowing what is being performed for just the 'basic' service compared to what all should be / could be done... prices can and will be all over the place.
i know... it's happened to me.
i now try to research research research before okaying any work to be done.
also, it helps to know what you think might be the problem so you can ask questions questions questions.
i can not do my own work - engine, trans, etc... so, i rely on service departments both indies and dealerships.
but i try to research before going in.
forums like this are full of info and people... people with tons of opinions - ha!!!
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