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Aug
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comment Car enthusiast beginner kit
I am going to remind myself to not compromise on the cost. Especially the safety tools. Thanks for the suggestions.
Aug
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comment Car enthusiast beginner kit
What is a good shop to start off with. Can parts from Autozone be relied upon? BTW, thanks for the additions.
Aug
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comment Car enthusiast beginner kit
@Bob, Thanks for the list. +1 for categorizing and making the choices easier.
Aug
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comment TPM on subaru wrx
Thanks. +1 for the reference.
Aug
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comment Is 30k mile maintenance really required?
the dealer took to offense when I asked him to split the costs and explain why they quoted 1000+ when the neighborhood has dealers with 500+. He refused to take off spark plug out of the routine when I said it is not needed till 60k for turbo models. I am going with the other dealer for now. Just that I trusted the first guy(1000+) with my car for oil changes. The problem with DIY is that I do not have required set up. Thanks for the explanation. What you said is exactly right. The plugs cost me $150, but the labor cost is almost as much. voting up.
Aug
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comment Is 30k mile maintenance really required?
Thanks Bob. I think I'll shop around for a bit and go with it. The thing that threw me off was a dealer in Northern Virginia has quoted me 900 - 1050 for this, which I found to be ridiculous price just to check. He said he would charge extra for important replacements like spark plug.