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200,000 mile tune-up
Amount: $429.00
Posted by: Bowie, MD in Bowie, MD.Posted: July 23rd, 2012 07:07AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: civic
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sparks and wires
Amount: $293.24
Posted by: Rural gal in Holton, KS.Posted: March 8th, 2012 05:03PM
Car Make: 2009 ChevyCar Model: Impala
Hours of Labor: 2.5Shop:
Replaced with high end spark plugs and wires. Worth it if they don't misfire or help with the burning fuel more efficiently. At cost of $3.95 gal, extra 5 mpg or so is worth it.
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30k tune-up
Amount: $253.00
Posted by: Tweebs in Salt Lake City, UT.Posted: March 8th, 2012 01:03PM
Car Make: SuzukiCar Model: SX4
Hours of Labor: 4Shop:
Oil change, transaxle lubricant, air filter, oil filter, radiator flushed and changed, 4 new spark plugs. Can't remember what else.
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Estimate from dealer for Tune up
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: tamu in Gaithersburg, MD.Posted: February 24th, 2012 06:02AM
Car Make: ChryslerCar Model: Town & Country Van
Received this estimate from Chrysler dealer for tune up on 2007 Van. I'm new to the area so I'm going to check around for a mechanic that I can trust.
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Honda accord Tune up. Brooklyn new york
Amount: $210.00
Posted by: AYO in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: October 31st, 2011 09:10AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord LX
Hours of Labor: 1-2hoursShop:
I don't know if this was a rip off or not but don't much about cars so I'm at the mercy if my mechanic who I kinda trust relatively speaking. Just posting this to spread the word.
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2000 Nissan Altima
Amount: $405.00
Posted by: leema in Birmingham, AL.Posted: September 22nd, 2011 11:09AM
Car Make: Nissan AltimaCar Model: Altima
Was quoted $405.00 which seems high from dealership. Includes only spark plugs, distributor cap, ignition wires and fuel filter. This dealership has done most of the maintenance and I'm always very satisfied. My car has 193,000 miles. Just trying to determine if this is a reasonable expense for a tune-up.
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1996 Jimmy 4.3l with 196K
Amount: $285.00
Posted by: a user in Warren, OH.Posted: August 21st, 2011 07:08AM
Car Make: GMCCar Model: Jimmy
Hours of Labor: UnknownShop:
Took my new (for me) Jimmy to a trusted mechanic (Rienzi's on Elm.) I was blown away by the cost. On top of the cost of the tuneup, there was $135 for a new o2 sensor and $215 for a new distributor (they found this after they had put it back together) Total bill was $677.00. What was included in the tuneup: plugs, wires, air & fuel filters, distributor cap, rotor, pcv valve. After seeing all the comments here, I know that the cost was reasonable. BTW, it runs AWESOME.
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Minor Tune Up
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: js3 in Artesia, CA.Posted: August 20th, 2011 07:08AM
Car Make: MotorhomeCar Model:
Hours of Labor: 2 hrs.Shop:
Bought Denso plugs ($.78 each) and plug wires from RockAuto. Same Denso plugs were between $2.98 - $3.66 each through Amazon.
Had bottle of anti-seize.
I don't remember getting the motorhome "Professionally" tuned but, but seeing the brand of the old plugs, I must have had a tune up before a smog check.
The "Professional" put the plugs in super tight so it was really fun to sit upright in the motorhome wheel wells with a breaker bar to get the plugs loose. :). Put a dab of anti-seize on the threads of the plugs and installed plugs and wires. Motorhome runs strong and like new.
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Minor Tune Up
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: js3 in Artesia, CA.Posted: August 20th, 2011 07:08AM
Car Make: 1990 DodgeCar Model: Grand Caravan
Hours of Labor: 2 hrs.Shop:
Bought 6 Champion Spark Plugs and wire set online from RockAuto.
Took about 15 minutes to do the front bank (Engine is transverse mounted) and about 90 minutes to do the back bank which required jacking up the Caravan and getting the plugs from underneath. I put anti-seize on the threads of the plugs so I won't have any worries about getting the plugs out next time.
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Tune up in a small town
Amount: $249.00
Posted by: Family Van in Big Rapids, MI.Posted: June 14th, 2011 08:06AM
Car Make: 05 ChryslerCar Model: Town & Country
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
Just paid $249 for a tune up on our van. Was having trouble with the van sounding like it was going to stall. Shop says we needed a tune up. He said it includes premium plugs/wires & cleaning the throttle body.
I hope we didn't get hosed.
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Complete tune-up
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Nance in Grand Havn, MI.Posted: May 12th, 2011 01:05PM
Car Make: 1998Car Model: Toyota Camry
Hours of Labor: 3hrShop:
I think from reading about others I paid the standard amount.
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Full Tune Up
Amount: $685.00
Posted by: Tim Hornyak in Franklin, TN.Posted: April 25th, 2011 03:04PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Express LT Van
Hours of Labor: 4Shop:
Replaced plugs, wires, distributor cap, PCV valve, fuel filter and air filter. Don't get me wrong, I think it's too high but with having to remove the doghouse on a full size van it gets expensive. It's also the 100,000 mile maintenance and it only uses platinum plugs. Had to have it done because it would barely run without it.
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Tune up for check engine light
Amount: $595.00
Posted by: Lorna in Massapequa, NY.Posted: April 5th, 2011 11:04AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Equinox
Hours of Labor: 4-6Shop:
My check engine light was on so I had a guy do a diagnostic that revealed I had a Misfire on my #2 cylinder. He recommended a tune up. I took it to a shop in Massapequa, NY go that done. Driving down the street the light comes on again. Took it back, they replaces a coil. Driving down the street,"Ping", the light comes on again. Im outta there. $595.00 and counting. How much more am I ginna get soaked for. I wish some auto mechanics would comment on this. I would lilke to hear their opinion, since I really think so many of them are crrok.
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Tune-Up
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: Vic in Lithia Springs, GA.Posted: March 29th, 2011 04:03PM
Car Make: GMCCar Model: Envoy
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
Plus oil change at Precision Tune
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CAR TUNEUP
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: parishoney7 in Stevens Point, WI.Posted: March 8th, 2011 01:03PM
Car Make: 2001 ChevroletCar Model: Blazer LT 4WD
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
They changed the spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor?, and did an oil change for $500. It was at D & D of Stevens Point, WI. They did not change the plug wires because it would have cost an additional $100. Did I get ripped off?
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tune up
Amount: $433.00
Posted by: curlydog in Yerington, NV.Posted: February 19th, 2011 01:02PM
Car Make: Chrysler voyager mini vanCar Model: min van
Hours of Labor: 3Shop:
For spark plugs and wires, it took 3 hrs???
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oil change and tune-up
Amount: $138.00
Posted by: Jo Evelyn in jacksonville, FL.Posted: February 16th, 2011 09:02AM
Car Make: oldsmobileCar Model: alero
Hours of Labor: 1Shop:
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Tune Up
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: PatrickMW in Newport, OR.Posted: February 13th, 2011 10:02AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: SR5 truck
Hours of Labor: 1Shop:
Did it myself. Plugs, Plug wires, fuel filter, pcv valve, air filter, rotor, distributer cap, air filter. Watched video on how to do a tune up on you tube. $70 bucks in parts, 1 hour of my time. Truck never ran better. Also did a few maintenance items while i was at it.
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Tuneup on a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo
Amount: $268.00
Posted by: KellyJ in Metropolis, IL.Posted: February 12th, 2011 11:02AM
Car Make: ChevroletCar Model: Aveo
Hours of Labor: 3-4 HoursShop:
Was acting like it was having trouble exhilarating yesterday morning, and died on me once(which it doesn't ordinarily do)as I was pulling into a store parking lot. This was actually not a bad a price as I was expecting for a full tuneup. I'm anxious to see if the gas milege improves once I get it home! My only complaint was the shop gave me a POS loaner car! I had to drive that to work and held my breath the whole time!
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is it to high cost
Amount: $925.00
Posted by: ilene in watertown, NY.Posted: December 22nd, 2010 03:12PM
Car Make: chrysler 2000Car Model:
Hours of Labor: not sureShop:
my daughter took her car to a local repair shop because it wouldn't start. they said she needed a distributor, new belt, rotor, sparkplugs, and oil change with new oil filter because she flooded it and gas got in the oil. does this price sound right to you or is she being over charged?
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tune up
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: justman in long beach, CA.Posted: December 18th, 2010 08:12PM
Car Make: 2005 kiaCar Model: serrento
Hours of Labor: 1hrShop:
this was a mobile mechanic very economical do good work in calif long beach area certified through wyotech. help people help him,
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tune-up
Amount: $70.24
Posted by: Sidra in New Smyrna Beach, FL.Posted: December 3rd, 2010 03:12PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: pickup
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
I have an 87 Toyota pickup that was in bad need of a tune up(came to me that way) I purchased:
Spark plugs
Spark plug wires
5 quarts of oil
Oil filter
Windshield washer fluid
Distributer cap
because i already had a new air filter/fuel filter
paid a mechanically inclined friend an additional 10 bucks
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Time for a Different Tune
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Lonestarter in Muskegon, MI.Posted: December 2nd, 2010 09:12AM
Car Make: OldsmobileCar Model: Intrigue
Hours of Labor: 2-3Shop:
Went to get it done by a professional, but my wife was upset because I didn't go to the Shade-Tree... She was concerned about the price, I was more concerned about the quality. In a lot of cases, yes, the Shade-Tree is a good place to visit for certain cases, but when it's cold outside and you don't have the tools to do it yourself, it's always better to be safe than sorry.
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Engine Tuneup
Amount: $424.61
Posted by: SANJEEV JOSHI in ATLANTA, GA.Posted: November 18th, 2010 06:11AM
Car Make: TOYOTACar Model: SIENNA AWD
Hours of Labor: 1Shop:
This is what I have been quoted by a dealer on my minivan for changing the spark plugs only.
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tune up and time with the boy...priceless
Amount: $60.00
Posted by: Patti G. in elgin, IL.Posted: November 16th, 2010 08:11PM
Car Make: ford 2003Car Model: excursion v-10
Hours of Labor: doesn't matterShop:
10 plug @$3.09 each, air,oil and fuel filter, pvc valve,high mileage oil ....and a nephew who works at advance auto and gets 20% off. plus I borrowed the tools from the store so I didn't have to buy a new oil wrench.
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Tune up
Amount: $420.00
Posted by: Bob G. from Long Island in Massapequa, NY.Posted: November 12th, 2010 05:11AM
Car Make: 1996 ToyotaCar Model: Corolla
Hours of Labor: 2 - 3Shop:
This work was performed by a small local repair shop in Massapequa, NY.
My 1995 Toy Corolla with 129,000 miles on it was badly in need of complete tune up, and I was experiencing a cold start issue. I was called and told the car just needed a tune up, and "OK'd" the work without asking the complete price (my mistake).
All parts were replaced including wires,plugs,rotor,cap,fuel filter, PVC valve, and air filter. The cost with labor was $426.66. I was never called to "OK" this cost, the work was just performed so I was bound. I paid the shop owner "Jay" and expressed my anger at the cost, and was told that's what it cost, and he tried to justify the price by explaining he used quality parts.
This was a shop that I had a relationship with prior to this repair. I tipped the mechanic, because no matter how criminal and unprofessional the shop owner was, the mechanic is just a worker, and I am still a responsible adult. I will never use this shop again (his mistake), and will inform all recommended friends of his business tactics. "Once shame on you, twice shame on me", his loss.
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Tune Up
Amount: $192.11
Posted by: Brina in Bronx, NY.Posted: October 20th, 2010 12:10PM
Car Make: KiaCar Model: Sephia 2001
Hours of Labor: 4 hoursShop:
If I knew how to do my own tune up I probably would have done it, but I didn't. I brought my own materials and gave it to my mechanic, first he was going to charge me an outrageous price, but when I started talking the lingo and knew how much parts and labor cost, he lowered it to the price you see. Do the research, and buy the material, especially if your a women.
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Tune Ups
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: John B's Z in Syracuse, NY.Posted: October 18th, 2010 04:10AM
Car Make: MostCar Model: Most
Hours of Labor: 2 to 3Shop:
I agree with about 99.9% of what "Ted in Taloga, Oklahoma" has to say. If you are competent enough and have enough experience to do the job yourself, that is one thing. HOWEVER; most people simply do not have the necessary skills or mechanical aptitude to do it themselves. A "D.I.Y Guy" might accidentally break or irreperably damage something that costs a small fortune to fix... then you have to bring your ride to a guy like Ted with a stupid look on your face and expect him to take be merciful on you with the price for repairs. And he can't, because in most cases the sheer amount of labor invoved in disassembling and reassembling the top end of your motor, having to install all new gaskets and seals, possibly lower intake plenum replacement, ect. ect. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW, FIND A PROFESSIONAL WHOM YOU LIKE AND TRUST THAT DOES. And remember, Sometimes a dealer isn't always the best way to go.
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minor tuneup
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: mariofrom313 in clinton township, MI.Posted: October 12th, 2010 10:10AM
Car Make: 2003Car Model: durango
Hours of Labor: 30min to 1 hourShop:
all he did was replace the spark plugs, air filter was still good,and said fuel filter cannot be maintainanced
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Tune Up
Amount: $218.00
Posted by: GothicValentine in Knoxville, IA.Posted: October 6th, 2010 10:10AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Hours of Labor: .75Shop:
Car had no power, vibrating, running rough, engine light flashing off and on. Spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor & IGN wire set.
Labor $86.73
Parts $117.06
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