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2009 Dodge Journey R/T FWD 4dr

2009 Dodge Journey
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr SUV, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
16 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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July 11, 2012, 10:37 am

Tammy B
 

Question: I received a list of services from my dealership that they say I need - do I really?

This is the list. Kms are at 90K, I regularly get oil and the needed filter changes - do I really need these:

Power Steering Flush-$124.95
Transmission Service-$249.95
Wheel Alignment-$99.95
Fuel Induction-$199.95
40 Point Inspection-$34.95


July 16, 2012, 8:39 am

Elizabeth K
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Compare this list to the services recommended by the manufacturer on the 'your service schedule' link. There are some that you do need, like the transmission service. Tire alignments are also necessary.

It's not clear what a fuel 'induction' is, but if it's preventative maintenance for the fuel system, it's a waste of money. If the 40-point inspection is the same as the inspection that is recommended by the manufacturer, then that's fine. Otherwise, it's just a money-maker for the dealership.

And here's an article that gives you some information about the cheaper alternatives to dealership service, including warranty maintenance:
http://bit.ly/Heza1h


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