>Should I get a 2nd opinion?

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>I took my 2003 Beetle in for an oil change and get this laundry list of things wrong with the car.

BG Service – $175 (what in the blue hell is this?)
Vacuum Hose – $131 (one on the car is cracked and brittle looking)
Strut Bushings/Alignment – $560 (ones on the car are loose and worn)
60,000 mile service- $345 (I’ve been putting this off for months)
Brake Flush – $165 (what? why?)

Does anyone know if any of those things are even needed? I only have 65,000 miles on the car. I googled the strut bushings and it looks like the damn things only cost about $12 – $20 each. It would be interesting to hear how they justify the price quoted.

I might just take the car to another mechanic or dealer and see what they say.

All I know is that the next car I get will be purchased for reliability and gas mileage instead of looks.

2 thoughts on “>Should I get a 2nd opinion?

  1. Mara

    >Ouch!!! I think that’s more than I’ve spent TOTAL on my car since 2001 . . . wow. The second opinion idea is a great one. Good luck.

  2. SFChick74

    >I forgot to mention that I think my car actually needs new tires, but they didn’t seem to catch that in their “free visual inspection”.


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