2016 Honda CR V maintenance
Does it sound right that when I took my 2016 Honda CR V
into my dealer for an oil change and maintenance with the
only repair being front brake pad replacement, my charge is
$1900? I have approx. 82,000 miles and have been pretty
meticulous about getting my car serviced on time. I have
only owned Hondas and have never paid that much for any
repair much less maintenance.
Look at the receipt and find out what was done. The evaluate the scope of work. If it seems high, discuss it with the service rep. Do you really have a four year old CRV with eighty thousand miles on it? There might have been a lot of deferred maintenance performed.
Thank you for your answer! I didn't defer any maintenance and because I live in California and this is my commuter car, the mileage definitely adds up. Also because of that, I try very hard never to miss my oil change appointments and don't defer maintenance at all. I still don't have the paperwork yet, but I remember hearing that I needed to have "flushes" done on all of the fluids in the car. And there is much debate on whether this expensive option is really necessary. What are your thoughts?
There are scheduled maintenance items and mechanics usually have deals when several are performed simultaneously. If you've been diligent with maintenance, flushes are just revenue enhancers for mechanics. Transmission wise, change fluid when requires, but avoid flushes unless there's a problem with fluid itself.