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I have on 05 Ody with 92k miles. I took it to the dealer yesterday for service.

I replaced the drive/serpentine belt.
Replaced front pads and ground rotors.
Brake fluid flush
oil change and tire rotation.

All in I paid $635. Seem high? My next service will be timing belt and water pump with spark plugs at 100k.
 

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Seems pretty high to me if they only turned the rotors (new rotors are expensive). A good indi probably would have been around $300. It would be interesting to see how much they charged by item and labor.
 

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Let's see, I don't know how many belts we have in our odyssey but I am guessing one? Part is probably $50-$65 plus another $100 or so in labor, so let's say $200. Pads and turning the rotors is a $200-$300 job at the dealer. Brake fluid flush is $100-$150. Oil change with tire rotation is probably another $50-$60. While some might say my dealer always sent me $29.95 oil change coupon, above figures are just my estimate on what dealer normally charges. Anyways, I think $635 is about right from a dealership. I am not so sure where the $300 figure comes from above as parts alone is probably more than $150 and all shops marks up their parts, they don't go by what you can find online at the cheapest price. Keep in mind changing any belt in a front wheel drive car is almost always a PITA, especially a V6 where this is almost always no room to work on...

However, you should have waited on the drive belt because I would think in order to change the timing belt, the drive belt has to be removed anyways. And they shouldn't charged you labor for the drive belt then.

Just my 2 cents of course:)
 

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If they charged that much, your timing belt cost is going to be really painful. It is hard for me to say since I never get work done at the dealer, but that price does sound high. I have purchased those parts for less than $150 and done the work myself, except rotor turning which is usually not necessary but dealers and others love to do it. I would also like to see how that was itemized.
 

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Did I get raped at my dealer?
Are you still a virgin LOL?

Anyway, check:
www.autohausaz.com.

1. Serpentine belt $28.

2. Front brake pads: $58.

3. Rotor resurfacing $9/each at local autoparts store.

4. Bosch Oil Filter: $5.
5qts of oil $14.

5. Brake fluid: $6-8.

So total parts cost about: $131.

BTW, all of these DIYs are written in this forum.

So learn how to DIY, you will save tons of money.
 

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There's no question about it. You got raped.
 

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wild willy said:
It's not rape if you give consent.........That's just bad judgement
I swear she said she was 18.....oh wait....nevermind.

The price seems a bit high, but that is to be expected from a dealership. If you are not a DIYer and don't have a trustworthy independent shop, I wouldn't sweat it.
 

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I would be more concerned with the quality of work. Yes dealers are called stealers for a reason but what's worse than that is did they do the work, or did they do half ass work.

I've caught a Toyota dealer not doing work on my Prius. I was not happy especially since I paid all the stealer prices on regular maintenance.
 

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At my dealer they charge about $250 for brake service (80ish pads and 160ish labor)

44.95 for brake fluid change.

50.00 for oil and tire rotation

The only price I am unsure of is the belt, but I could not see more than an hour labor plus the part.

I am thinking maybe they did an inspection?

Please post the detail of your bill
 

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A dealer attempted to sodomize me for our 60K service. They said it had massive sludge in the engine and it was so bad they felt the engine would fail within weeks and our best option was a new van or a replacement motor. I said you guys must think I am nuts. I took it to a quick oil change shop that a friend of mine owns. They drained it and looked inside and said it looked like a motor with 60K on and had some minor sludge. That was 2500 miles ago with no problems. I will never go back to that dealer again. My wife is pregnant and it is her van and they said you would fell terrible if it broke down on her and your kids. Bunch of crooks.Steam was clearly visible from under my collar.

Like some said do it yourself if you can or try to find someone who is honest.
 

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Well, not something to be proud of, but OP you are not that bad when compare with mine..... My last service the stealership charged me $2100, for a 100K service, replace both rear shocks and change the timing belt. :(
 

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jimfitz said:
I have on 05 Ody with 92k miles. I took it to the dealer yesterday for service.

I replaced the drive/serpentine belt.
Replaced front pads and ground rotors.
Brake fluid flush
oil change and tire rotation.

All in I paid $635. Seem high? My next service will be timing belt and water pump with spark plugs at 100k.
These guys are mostly ripping on you cause you didnt do the work yourself. Let that part go...not everyone has the time.

Did you get raped? No, not at all. The dealer used Honda parts probably at retail pricing and labor rates assigned to the work, not actual time spent.

You did NOT get taken...blow off the nay-sayers this time.
 

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Just had my oil changed. Asked about the serpentine belt replacement. They told me that it is typically done at 105k with the timing belt, unless it is making noise, etc. Quoted a price at $130.

I would not say at this point that the op was ripped off, however when you add up dealer prices it is still under $500. I did notice that the op is in New Jersey, so I'm sure there is a price difference as well. I think we just need additional info...

Obviously a diy job is cheaper, so listing part costs obtained on-line will not get us anywhere. Anything diy is cheaper if done correctly.
 

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IMHO the raping came because of two things:

1. They likely charged you full price and full labor for every item individually (only way to get that high). Problem with that is there are overlapping services. Bleeding brakes for example is already half done since you're doing front pads/discs. Rotation is half done as well. My dealer does NOT charge full retail for parts either but apparently some do.

2. Unless there was something specifically wrong with the serp belt, they should have mentioned or offered to wait until the timing belt. This just screams "rip-off" shop too me.

Either way, I would recommend a good independent mechanic for this type of work. While I can (and sometimes) DIY, I just don't always have the time. I have found one that is $50/hour and so far is equal or better than the dealer. My dealer has been more than fair but is an hour out of my way. My indi is a single man shop and he really takes his time. He can spend far more than a dealer typically would (they're working to beat the clock) and still be cheaper than a dealer.
 

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While I can (and sometimes) DIY, I just don't always have the time. I have found one that is $50/hour and so far is equal or better than the dealer. My dealer has been more than fair but is an hour out of my way. My indi is a single man shop and he really takes his time. He can spend far more than a dealer typically would (they're working to beat the clock) and still be cheaper than a dealer.
Sorry for the threadjack here.....skinny, I forget where you are in Ohio, but if you are anywhere near Columbus, please share the name of you indi. I've yet to develop a warm fuzzy feel for any of the independents I've used around here.
 

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I should clarify a little. Two different delears told me to replace the Serpentine belt due to noise and severe cracking. One delear told me at 80k miles and this dealer told me now and I did it. He did tell me that normally its done with the timing belt but that I dont need my timing belt for another 10k miles. Told me to do serpentine now and waiting on timing belt.

Car is making less noise and the brakes feel superb.
 

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Mine was cracking up around 90k miles but I still kept it and it ran fine til 105k service. I was nervous too but my tech told me that I'll be fine everytime I asked. Idk why
 
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