Need Help?

2001 Volvo S60 Base 2.4 A 4dr Sedan Auto

2001 Volvo S60
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

September 17, 2012, 6:56 pm

Dari G

Question: price for throttle body

I was quoted a price for a throttle body for my Volvo s60 AWD. I thought it was a bit high, and wondered what they should cost and how long does it take to replace it? I hate being ripped off. They wanted to charge me $90 for a simple oil change too.

September 23, 2012, 6:24 pm

Tyler O

The throttle body lists at $550, gasket about $5 bucks. Labor to replace the unit is booked at 1.5 hours.

As far as the oil change, $90 is pretty reasonable these days, especially if that's at a good shop or a dealership.

The filter lists at $10
The engine takes 6.1 quarts, good synthetic is $8-10 per quart.

And you have the time for someone to actually do the work, it's probably going to take 1/2 hour at least.

Most shops that use quality oil and filters (Not quicklube cheap stuff) break even on oil changes and hope to have you back for bigger services.

1/1 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…