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Van Is In for Maintenance

November 3rd, 2015 at 03:56 pm

We have our van at the car dealership for maintenance today. We needed an oil change and tire rotation. We are also doing a tune up (spark plugs). These were all suggested by our vehicle's on board computer.

We decided to have them look at a rear window that hasn't been able to roll up and down properly. In fact we sort of stopped using it since we didn't want it to get stuck in the down position. It was $50 to diagnose which they apply to the repair. The repair is $400 because new parts are needed. I don't want to pay for it honestly. If it were just me, I simply not use it. But husband wants to take care of it while it is there. It's not in the current budget at all. We do have plenty of cash in the emergency fund. But this isn't an emergency is it?

We are also getting our rear brakes replaced. We knew these were coming up, but have not kept it on our minds since we moved. Now is the time. $270 to complete that maintenance work.

I guess this dealership provides a 10% discount for military, so that will help shave some money off the costs of the repairs.

Why is car maintenance so annoying?!

3 Responses to “Van Is In for Maintenance”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ugh, that is annoying. I'm needing to get some things done on my car here soon too (tire rotation, etc.) but have been putting it off. I've got a place that has a good deal for oil changes (and sent me a $25 coupon for any service) but I'm not sure they're the best place for what I want done. Procrastination is my name right now.

  2. snafu Says:

    We wear out brakes, need to rotate tires and oil changes etc as part of regular, seasonal & mileage maintenance. What does review of warranty reveal about operation of windows? I would check Lemon Aid or Motor Week to see if there has been a secret recall. If there is an on-line discussion group for your specific model, ask if others have this issue?

  3. Joanne Says:

    I love when a business gives a military discount. can be so expensive to fix, or have work done on them.

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