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2010 Dodge Avenger R/T 4dr Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Mid-Size
21 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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July 13, 2011, 3:33 pm

Geri C
 

Question: How much would it cost to do a tune up?

When i called the mechanic they said $62.99. then when we took the car to the mechanic they said $200.00 because they have to remove the intake valve or exhaust and the labor alone will take 3 or 4 hours... Is that true or a scam?


July 18, 2011, 6:45 pm

Elizabeth K
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The definition of a tune up varies widely these days. Get an itemized list of exactly what is included with the 'tune up'. If it matches a 30k mile service (check the 'your service schedule' to see what that entails) you can check it against the 'repair cost calculator' link, or call the dealership to see what they are charging for it.


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July 19, 2011, 1:05 pm

Geri C
 

ohkay thanks! Also would you happen to know how much it would cost to repair the in tie rod? I was told $400 because of labor alone, is this true?! :-\


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July 19, 2011, 7:58 pm

Elizabeth K
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Check the labor costs using the 'repair cost calculator' link. The price will vary depending on the shop's hourly rate, but the 'flat rate' or time to do the job should be the same. And keep in mind that the shop probably also quoted you an alignment after the repair--which is necessary but may not show up in the cost calculator.


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July 20, 2011, 2:14 pm

Geri C
 

No the shop quoted me for each. so she said the whole total will be $400 for this and $400 for that.


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