Just got my falcon back from a service at the dealer (the first dealer service in a while). EF Auto, 240,000km (my family's old car - all country km's - mother used to drive it 150km return 5 or more times a fortnight.
Came to about $800 in total. Owch.
- General Service (Inspect, tighten, oil & filter) - About $200 in total.
- Engine Tune & Install New Plug Leads (Was a miss at idle - fair enough). About $170.
- Redo seals & O-rings in Power Steering Pump. Was leaking fluid at the bottom (had seen it, but ignored it). About $250.
- Transmission Service (Fluid & Filter Kit). About $160.
Oh, and a free wash (yeah, sure)...
Also told there was a leak in the front muffler, but i'll patch that myself. Was told it would be $391 to get that fixed. I told them not to worry about it.
Forgotten how expensive dealer servicing is. Included all the nice extras like oil & fuel system cleaner (ooh! Octane increaser in the 3/4 full tank of 98RON Optimax...)
Was i ripped for the pricing in general of all this work? What would you estimate i would be up for at a normal non-dealer? And finally, what kind of price will i be looking at for a front muffler, not from Ford!
Although, the free ride to work and the free wash does kind of make you feel special, it's an expensive wash...
Sorry about the rant, just trying to get an estimate of how much extra i'm paying at the dealer.