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Car Maintenance

June 18th, 2022 at 12:41 pm

I wrote a blog earlier this week regarding my car maintenance & it seems to be lost. That's so frustrating.

Anyway, I spent $281.42 on my scheduled 70,000 mile maintenance for my 2015 CR-V. That included some extra things like patching a tire with a nail in it & replacing windshield wipers which were badly in need of replacement.

I guess you would consider this a splurge as I always get my maintenance done at the dealership. When I bought my first (used) car I used to get my service done at Wal-Mart, but since then I have always gone to the dealership. I think it's worth it in the long run. I don't have any problems with my car & I'd like to keep it that way.

When I was almost to work the tire pressure light came on. I was frustrated because I figure they either didn't correctly patch the tire or they just forgot to check the tire pressure on all tires. The service rep gave me his card with his cell phone number so I called him. He said to just reset it. I didn't think of that since the light didn't come on immediately, but only after driving several miles. Anyway, it worked. Lesson learned to always just reset the tire pressure even if I don't think it will change anything.

I was worried that my tires were worn & needed replacing. They checked the tread as a part of service & they are fine for now. I'm glad that they do that as part of their checklist because I forgot to ask, even though it has been on my mind for a while.



3 Responses to “Car Maintenance”

  1. Wink Says:

    I also go to the dealership for all of my car maintenance. I probably pay a bit more, but like you, I never have any problems with my car, so it is worth it to me. I also usually have some kind of a coupon from them to use too. And I get a free car wash every time!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    We also go to the car dealership for our maintenance. We have had some bad dealings with non dealership places and figure the peace of mind is worth it. A number of years ago I went to get the wiper blade refill replaced on the back of my minivan at this one chain. When they finished, I had to take it to the dealership because they broke the wiper! They claimed they didn't, but it was weird that it wouldn't work after they finished with it. Another place I took DH's car in and he had made the appointment to get a tire checked out because it seemed to have a slow leak. I take it in for the appointment (he had to be somewhere else at the time) and instead of checking the tire, they changed the oil and were going to charge me for that and tire rotation and talked down to me like I was dirt. I refused to pay for the oil change since it was written down they were to check for a tire leak, and walked out. I will gladly drive and spend the little extra to go to the dealer where they treat me with respect.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    i also go to the dealership for maintenance. Back in ~2002 DH had spark plug replaced at a mechanic and they used the wrong spark plugs and it caused us to pay more at a dealership to fix it and diagnose it.

    So now we go to the dealership.

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