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2000 Dodge G Caravan Tune Up
Amount: $507.51
Posted by: Liza in G C, SC.Posted: October 22nd, 2008 06:10PM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Grand Caravan
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
Local NAPA garage / shop
Tune up done 10-22-08
Small SC town near Charlotte, NC
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96 dodge grand caravan 3. 8 ltr
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: garrett in seattle, WA.Posted: October 14th, 2008 07:10PM
Car Make: dodgeCar Model: grand caravan
Hours of Labor: naShop:
a mechanic i know told me that to get to the rear plugs of engine he would have to remove some of the engine to get to it he quoted me $180.00 for labor only, he would replace plugs, wires,air & fuel filter ,both ox censors, oil & oil filter/ i pay for parts. is this reasonable for a 96 dodge grand caravan 3. 8 liter 6 cylender
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tune up
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: a user in Santa Fe, NM.Posted: October 9th, 2008 04:10PM
Car Make: 2001 HondaCar Model: Accord
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
Got new rotors, new front and back break pads, new sparkplugs, oil change, air filter and maybe some other things..
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tune up
Amount: $280.00
Posted by: primosworld in Syracuse, NY.Posted: October 7th, 2008 07:10PM
Car Make: gmcCar Model: jimmy
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
Thought I paid a lot wow I got everything done with mine spark plugs wires rotor and cap, pcv valve, fuel filter and maintenance check
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Tune up???
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: MOOK in HAMMOND, IN.Posted: September 15th, 2008 01:09PM
Car Make: CadillacCar Model: Eldorado
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
Helped the car on gas, running for a long time on the highway, and stalling have no more problems with. But the price was outrageous to me for a tune up.I NEEDED it so I couldn't complain!
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quote too high
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: a user in baltimore, MD.Posted: September 11th, 2008 11:09AM
Car Make: pontiacCar Model: bonneville
Hours of Labor: ??Shop:
i think we're being quoted too high based upon other posts
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Tune Up
Amount: $240.00
Posted by: Migz in LA, CA.Posted: September 6th, 2008 11:09AM
Car Make: VWCar Model: Golf 01
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
All new parts included
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Tune up Cost
Amount: $375.00
Posted by: Michael in NJ in North Arlington, NJ.Posted: August 30th, 2008 07:08PM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: Century
Hours of Labor: 3 hoursShop:
Invoice said "complete tune-up."
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Tune-UP
Amount: $318.00
Posted by: Kayshawn in Harrisburg, PA.Posted: August 19th, 2008 07:08AM
Car Make: ChevroletCar Model: Impala
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
I just got my car tuned up in Chicago. The total charge was $318.00 for PCV Valve, 6 platinum spark plugs, plug wireset, fuel filter, air filter, an oil change plus oil filter and clearing some error codes off the engine. Rates seem to be reasonable provided I did not have a prior appointment and I walked in and asked them to fix the car right away.
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Side Mechanic Tune Up
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Camden, NJ.Posted: August 16th, 2008 11:08AM
Car Make: Toyota Corolla DLXCar Model: '92
I just did my tune up with a side garage about 195; 75 labor, 120 for parts. I thought it would be cheaper. But I can't complain I think 200 is the average round here. i bought the oil filer, air filter, gasket, oil, and plugs at autozone.
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Tune-up
Amount: $525.00
Posted by: Doc in east china, MI.Posted: August 15th, 2008 02:08PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Expedition
Hours of Labor: 3.5Shop:
replaced 1 coil-pack & triple platinum plugs
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Sonata Plugs
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: a user in Clarksville, IN.Posted: July 25th, 2008 11:07AM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Sonata
Tis true. I too have gotten many a quotes to replace plugs on my Sonata & all of them were in the $500 range. They have to take half the engine apart to get to them is the reason all of them gave me.
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tune up
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: melvin in chicago, IL.Posted: July 10th, 2008 02:07PM
Car Make: 85chevy caprice wagonCar Model: station wagon
Hours of Labor: dont know how much this should costShop:
what is a major tune up for a 85 chevy caprice wagon? what should it cost?
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Tune Up
Amount: $118.00
Posted by: sid in Lafayette, IN.Posted: July 6th, 2008 04:07PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Celica
Hours of Labor: 1.1Shop:
Went in to get a tune up. Got Spark plugs and spark plug wire replaced. He also reset the check engine light. All for $118. Gave me good advice too.
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Tune-up, radiator fluid, transmission fluid
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Gaets in Los Angeles (Silver Lake), CA.Posted: June 18th, 2008 06:06PM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Sentra GXE
Hours of Labor: two?Shop:
I just got quoted $300 for a tune-up, tranmission fluid, and radiator flush. I guess this is okay. The mechanic also spent about an hour inspecting the car's belts, brakes, catalitic converter, etc. Is this a good deal? Car is a Nissan 2000.
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tune up
Amount: $1,600.00
Posted by: john boy in new orleans, LA.Posted: June 17th, 2008 05:06PM
Car Make: volvoCar Model: s40
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
i got a tune up. they changed the sparks, the filters an repaired shocks.
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Tune-up
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: lotsa labor for plugs & wire replacement? in Burbank, CA.Posted: June 10th, 2008 10:06AM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Sonata
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
New spark plugs and wires. Parts $116. Labor $232. Mechanic said that the intake manifold had to be removed.
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tune up
Amount: $292.00
Posted by: mlnsugar in bellingham, WA.Posted: April 16th, 2008 11:04AM
Car Make: fordCar Model: explorer
This amt. included new spark plugs, wires, oil change with new filter, new brake pads, serpentine belt, and a car wash. Parts: $174, labor $95
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tune up
Amount: $153.00
Posted by: Jeff, 33 Years experiance 201-317-3999 in Lopatcong, NJ.Posted: April 5th, 2008 05:04AM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: 4cyl
Hours of Labor: 1.2Shop:
I charged this person this amount to tune the car. I also changed the oil, filter and belt. As part of the tune up I load test the battery,starter and altenator.I also did a compression check and scanned the car for codes and checked the sensors. $36.00 of this price was a new belt. If you are getting a tune up Make sure it is complete. Also if she findes me another job I will refund $10.00.
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Meineke Tune Up
Amount: $327.66
Posted by: Diane Burtnett in Douglasville, GA.Posted: March 30th, 2008 06:03PM
Car Make: bmwCar Model: 2000 Z3
Hours of Labor: 1.5 for plugs-1.0 for engine scanShop:
Is this normal? I paid $49.00 for engine scan which they said was 1.0 hour labor. Meineke said I needed a tune up -- which when I got home today, I noticed was JUST replacing spark plugs. 60 spark plus and 1.5 hour labor + 1 hour labor for engine scan ???? totaled $327.66
Isn't a "tune up" plugs, wires, air filter, and fuel filter.
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tuneup
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Kate in Duncanville`, TX.Posted: March 27th, 2008 07:03PM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: camry
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
this was the price I was given for work I'll have done next week- includes valve cover gasket replacement- from what I can see above, this is a ballpark figure, and on the low side.
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Tune-up
Amount: $385.13
Posted by: tarhonda in Ojai, CA.Posted: March 3rd, 2008 10:03PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: C1500 Pickup
For a tune-up and oil change: Labor 163.50, Parts 203.85
Whatever happened? I use to do my own tune-ups and oil changes for about $35. Wow...times have changed!
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tune up
Amount: $313.00
Posted by: Safari in Houston, TX.Posted: March 2nd, 2008 07:03PM
Car Make: 2002 gmc van safariCar Model:
Hours of Labor: 3.5Shop:
The cheapest I could find everywhere else $600.00 plus Also did tiree rotation for same price! Texas Auto Masters 2319 N Shepherd Houston TX. 77008 832 352 4923
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Overcharged?
Amount: $315.00
Posted by: brendo in Cranston, RI.Posted: December 29th, 2007 06:12PM
Car Make: mazdaCar Model: 626
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
I was charged this for a tune-up + an oil change. I thought that 140ish was expensive for about 2 hours( if he was lucky) of labor. It's not like I drive an exotic BMW or live in an expensive city. I think I got hosed. Isn't it illegal to not post the labor charge on the wall per hour?
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Andrea
Amount: $433.00
Posted by: Concerned customer in Coral Springs, FL.Posted: December 28th, 2007 12:12PM
Car Make: SaturnCar Model: Vue
Hours of Labor: Left at shopShop:
My car just reached 50K miles. I felt a little loss of power and believe it's time for a tune-up. so, besides the regular oil change they say I need spark plugs, air and cabin filters,break fluid change and something with the back breaks (cleaning maybe???) Am I getting ripped off?
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tune-up
Amount: $420.00
Posted by: Brian in portland, ME.Posted: November 24th, 2007 10:11AM
Car Make: chevyCar Model: lumina
Hours of Labor: 3-4Shop:
i went to a meineke b/c my has had a lot of hesitation. They reccommended a major tune-up. They wanted to charge me something like $420, so I said no thanks and left....
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Tune up
Amount: $425.00
Posted by: Philly mama in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: October 18th, 2007 09:10AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: 1993 Roadmaster
Hours of Labor: unknownShop:
ex-wrencher in San Rafael: your comments are more in line with what my mechanic is quoting me to tune my Buick Roadmaster with almost 118,000 miles. But everyone I talk with is shocked at his $425 estimate. Who's for real here?
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The Real World of Tune Ups
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: ex-wrencher in San Rafael, CA.Posted: May 24th, 2007 06:05PM
Car Make: SubaruCar Model: Impreza
Hours of Labor: 6Shop:
The cost of "tune ups" for most all Subarus is Low. That is because the only expensive ones are the 30,60,90,120 etc. In which most everything is done. Trans-Flush, Diff fluid-front-rear, Brake fluid drain+brakes,Plugs, Filters- Fuel, Air,Oil . The usual cost is around $500 for all of that and thats quite a bit!!! But I needed new rotors due to big time braking and resurfacing three times. I am hard on em and it cost me another 5 bills. But if you took only those Items I mentioned and went to say Audi, MBZ,BMW,Lexus you wouldnt get away with anything less tha 2K -- because there is ALWAYS extra stuff that needs repair/change-- so these BOGUS reports of major services tha are between 50-250$ are LIES. get real . That is if you are having things done correctly--yeah you can change the TRans fluid for 30$ but did you get it flushed too. Some garages skip that step and believe me its a BIGGIE. new trans = 4to7K $$$ .
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Tune Up
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: big AL in naperville, IL.Posted: April 15th, 2007 09:04AM
Car Make: bmw 99Car Model: 328i
Hours of Labor: not sureShop:
I paid $100.00 to a guy who repairs cars in his garage. Hes a BMW mechanic and does this on the side. The cost included plugs and air filter, he also put power steering fluid in my car.
This was a great price! not sure if anyone can match it.
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$250 for tune up
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Fred in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: April 5th, 2007 12:04PM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: Protege
Hours of Labor: not sureShop:
I was just quoted $250 to replace my plugs and wires. Seems kind of steep to me.
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