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60K Tune_Up
Amount: $880.00
Posted by: chandler in Salt Lake City, UT.Posted: September 26th, 2009 11:09AM
Car Make: Land RoverCar Model: Discovery
Hours of Labor: ? dropped it offShop:
this tune up includded plugs wires air filter cabin filter tranny flush brake fluid flush power steering flush antifreeze flush fuel filter transfer case service and front and rear differentials. ALOT OF MONEY but drives like a NEW CAR!!
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Quote
Amount: $438.00
Posted by: Tiah in Staten Island, NY.Posted: August 28th, 2009 07:08PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Cobalt
Hours of Labor: 0Shop:
Chevy dealer says they don't charge for labor, just a fixed price per specific job. I'm a 27 year-old female getting this done by myself, so I don't want to go anywhere but the dealer. He says:
149 fuel injection service
149 coolant flush
25 tire rotation
25 "LOX"...I think that's what it says...
68 air filter
Now I used to change the air filter myself on my 91 Camaro. I don't know that a Cobalt would be much more difficult, so I think I will tell him no on that one and drop the total to $370, depending on "lox" being essential and clarified. I think 149 is a lot just to flush and refill coolant. I have no idea what he thinks the "service" is in "fuel injection service." I can't do the tire rotation myself. The car is just about at 25k miles. Email me advice at vegbeauti@yahoo.com. Thanks!
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Tune up in Seattle
Amount: $307.00
Posted by: danne in Seattle, WA.Posted: August 24th, 2009 03:08PM
Car Make: SubaruCar Model: Forester
Hours of Labor: 1.75 hrShop:
air and fuel filter, PCV valve, spark plugs, clean injector (?), rotate tires, change oil and filter. Small mom and pop garage I've been going to for 10 years.

Labor $166 and parts $108
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Complete Tune Up
Amount: $890.00
Posted by: a user in San Francisco, CA.Posted: August 19th, 2009 10:08PM
Car Make: 1997 AcuraCar Model: CL
Hours of Labor: 3.5Shop:
Timing belt kit
Valve Cover Gasket
Power Steering Belt
Alternator belt
4 Spark plugs
Wire set for spark plugs and distributer
water pump
Distributer cap
air filter
coolant
balance/shaft belt
All together parts cost 556.67$ Labor cost 335$ 50$ tax but they hooked it up we didnt have to pay tax all togeher 890$
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Tune up
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: Giorgio Caldwell in Decatur, GA.Posted: August 17th, 2009 02:08PM
Car Make: 79 Caprice ClassicCar Model: Chevy caprice classic
Hours of Labor: NAShop:
My suggestion to anyone when it come to the prcie of tune ups is to learn to do them yourself. Even if u are buying the parts and getting a friend to do it for a "friend price" u still could pay up to $100 and more if the friend is doing the whole lot: plugs, wires, filters, fluid changes, etc. So really the best bet to cut a major hole in the price is to learn how to do it urself. It's not that hard just might take the average person some time to do the whole thing. But think about it; paying for just parts and doin it urself (full parts:200+or-) or paying for parts and the labor of a friend, cheap mechanic, or better known shop to do it (who knows how much that'll cost). So just suck it up and learn it, plus trust me it'll be fun to know the u urself put work into making ur car run better and when u notice the difference that the well down tune up well do to it u'll be prod of urself and ur pockets. This time I'm payin my friend to do it because this is my first time but after to seeing it down I'll definitely do it myself next time. Super easy. Super cheap.
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Got taken by Croton Auto park
Amount: $910.00
Posted by: SEDUFFY in Croton-on-Hudson,, NY.Posted: August 3rd, 2009 06:08PM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Grand Caravan
Hours of Labor: quoted 6.5 (actual 3.5)Shop:
Got taken and very pissed off.
This is all I got for $910.00:
Cable Package: $59.91
6 Plugs: $75.18
Filter: $64.78
Filter: $22.54
Valve: $8.74
Hose: $6.44
Hose: $12.19

Any suggestions on how to remedy this situation?? Should I sue??
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European Werks 2
Amount: $240.00
Posted by: MB Coupe in Oak Park, NJ.Posted: July 19th, 2009 09:07PM
Car Make: mercedesCar Model: c230 2 door coupe
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
Radiator flush, spark plugs/coils changed, computers re-set. Labor $100. The tech is a friend of a mechanic friend - maybe that helped. But just before this, I'd done a transmission flush at the dealership($160 thru another friend) and got the fuel/air filters changed - $100. Everything's cheaper cos' I had friends. If you go to dealer, please multiply everything by 4, maybe 5.
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Mechanic told me this was a good price?
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: coocoo in ny, NY.Posted: July 6th, 2009 03:07PM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: corolla
I went for an inspection but hadn't had a tune up in awhile so they had to replace a couple belts, spark plugs, gasket, etc. So $160 was the charge for the tune-up but $220 for parts.
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Engine sputter - Replaced plugs and wire set
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: jem in gulf shores, AL.Posted: July 3rd, 2009 12:07PM
Car Make: 1997 toyotaCar Model: camry 4cly 2.2
Hours of Labor: unknShop:
loss of pwr on trip to the beach; bad sputter at low speeds and noteable pwr loss at crusing speed. advanced auto pulled the code for the ck engine light-misfire in cylinders 3&2.
BP svc center did a diagnostic test to pull the codes and did the work fast same morning. Thought was a bit high at $250. But had to have it done fast while at the beach. I would recommend other than higher than expected charge.
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Tune- up
Amount: $265.00
Posted by: Jackie08 in Chicago, IL.Posted: May 6th, 2009 02:05PM
Car Make: AcuraCar Model: Vigor
Hours of Labor: 8 hrsShop:
My Complete egine tune-up consisted of
Spark Plugs
Wires
Cap
Rotor
Fuel Filter
Oil and oil filter
Air filter
Pcv valve
Everyone kept trying to bump up the price because my car is old, foreign, and pricey.
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Tune up
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: a user in Sydney, Other.Posted: April 29th, 2009 08:04PM
Car Make: PontiacCar Model: Sunfire 2003
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tune up and oil change
Amount: $275.00
Posted by: Ramon in North Bergen, NJ.Posted: April 10th, 2009 08:04PM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: 6
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
I feel like i got hosed for just a couple of spark plug and filter changes.
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tune up
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: zip code 60630 in chicago (jefferson pk), IL.Posted: April 8th, 2009 03:04PM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: corolla
Hours of Labor: 3 hrsShop:
my car is over 10 years old with 82884.00 miles and I have been going to the same mecanic for maybe 6 years now so I kinda trust him cause his price seems to be average to what Ive seen posted on this page.
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Tune-up
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: MJ in Philipsburg, PA.Posted: March 27th, 2009 08:03AM
Car Make: 1997Car Model: Ford Taurus G
Hours of Labor: 1 hourShop:
6 spark plugs @ 7.97 each = $47.82
1 Wire Set @ $47.30 = $47.30
1 Fuel Filter @ $20.83 = $20.83
1 hour labor @ $40.00 = $40.00
Return Customer Discount = -$5.31
Total bill was $160.00
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change spark plugs
Amount: $282.00
Posted by: fordlover in reno, NV.Posted: March 18th, 2009 09:03PM
Car Make: fordCar Model: expedition
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
dont ever go to a main car dealer like if you have a ford dont go them becaues they want it to charge me $ 500 just to change my spark plugs. so i call some one else and they will do it for $ 282
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Tune up
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Recent college grad and broke as a joke in Washington, DC.Posted: March 6th, 2009 08:03AM
Car Make: 1994 NissanCar Model: Quest
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
This, along with 2 engine mounts put me down $800. Said the tune up alone was 375. was this good?
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Master Tune Up
Amount: $320.21
Posted by: Lessie Criss in Houston, TX.Posted: March 2nd, 2009 10:03AM
Car Make: 2000 KiaCar Model: Sportage
Hours of Labor: 2.5Shop:
Suv was shaking, check light on. Book said emission problem, mechanic said needed master tune up, would replace all hoses, filter 3 hrs. I called within 3, SUV read. Running smoothly. I don't know. Most places closed could not compare prices.
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Tune-up
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: chuckkellie in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: February 19th, 2009 11:02AM
Car Make: 1999 DodgeCar Model: Grand Caravan
Replaced spark plugs, wires, air filter, cap, service transmission (fluid & filter), and check sensors/shift solenoid pack on transmission.
The rear spark plugs are indeed hard to reach w/o putting on a lift &/or lowering the engine.
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Tune-up
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: WITahoe in Port Washington, WI.Posted: February 4th, 2009 07:02AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Tahoe (8 Cyl.)
$125 for basic tune-up and quoted potentially another $125 if additional parts are required.
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Tune Up
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Jazzy in Mosinee, WI.Posted: January 10th, 2009 01:01PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Taraus SES
Hours of Labor: 1.5ishShop:
He replaced spark plugs, wires and air filter. And used only the best plugs, wires and filter.
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tune-up
Amount: $550.00
Posted by: a user in columbus, OH.Posted: December 29th, 2008 01:12PM
Car Make: pontiacCar Model: sunfire
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
changed plugs, wires, and coil plus diagnostic 79.00. I shouldn't have been charged that since I told them what was wrong with it.
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tune-up
Amount: $209.00
Posted by: A reader from Illinois in Plainfield, IL.Posted: December 5th, 2008 03:12PM
The tune-up cost me $169 for replacing spark plugs; $40 for oil change.
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Tune up
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: A user in Los Angeles, CA in LA, CA.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Using the word tune up has become a misconception of what a tune up is, that is one of the reason there so much disparity in prices. If the mechanic does not take the time to explain what the tune up going to include then is almost impossible to compare prices and if what you paid is a fair price. Prices for tune ups, also very due to the quality in parts used. Too cheap is not good either, you might not be getting all the services you think you are. Get a good honest mechanic is hard but there some out there.
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Tuenup
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: A user in Texas in San Antonio, TX.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Spark Plugs, wires, fuel filter. Crazy! Thousand Oaks Automotive in San Antonio!
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Tune Up Price
Amount: $190.09
Posted by: A user in Indiana in Jeffersonville, IN.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Tuneup consisted of replacing Spark Plugs, Distributor cap and rotor, fuel and air filter, also rotated tires. I went to a small auto repair shop.
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Tune up
Amount: $42.79
Posted by: A user in Terrel, TX in Terrel, TX.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
do all the work myself, because I know who did the work. I reccomend eveyone learning about thier car Just take your owners manual and place it in the magazine tray for reading. I Gapped the Spark Plugs to .60 and the wires came with Dielectric paste for connections. I used my Cheapo Socket set from Tractor supply cost 12 bucks and includes the correct Deep Socket for the spark plug removal and install. List of Items from Oriely Auto Parts Terrel Texas and Shell Station.
NGK Copper core same heat Range Plugs 1.09 each
Generic Nascar Life Time warranty Wires 25.99
Anti Seize Compound for Plugs .55
6 Pack of Budlight 6.54
Tax 3.17
Total 42.79
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Tune Up
Amount: $331.59
Posted by: CA in Pine Bluff, AR.Posted: November 14th, 2008 12:11PM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Dakota
Hours of Labor: Flat RateShop:
I just got a tuneup on my V8 Dodge Dakota. The tune-up cost $150, plus parts (spark plugs, wires, rotor, and dist. cap). The $331.59 also includes a fee for $36.87 for an oil change I asked for.
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tune-up
Amount: $375.00
Posted by: mstexasmary in Houston, TX.Posted: November 14th, 2008 06:11AM
Car Make: 1994 cadillacCar Model: seville
Hours of Labor: 3.4Shop:
I have drive same car for 8 years just had timing cover, gasket done @ 900.00 included oil change. I was told that $375.00 worst case senario and it could be plugs,wires, filters, but not for sure. Is this a fair price? Please help in Houston.
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Tuneup
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Christina in Honolulu, HI.Posted: November 3rd, 2008 10:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord LX 4 cylinder
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
is this right? i have never seen a tune-up cost that much
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overpriced 30k check up at colonial motors subaru in kingston ny
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: angry customer in kingston, NY.Posted: October 30th, 2008 10:10AM
Car Make: subaruCar Model: outback wagon
Hours of Labor: 5 alleged hoursShop:
It was bad enough to charge $431.95 for 30k checkup, and then to add insult to injury $200+ for a transmission flush.
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