You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
I have a 2000 Civic with 150,000 miles that my son drives. I have an appt to take it this afternoon for a wheel alignment ($70) and oil change ($30) at the Honda dealership. Now he also says it is stalling some and is sluggish.
I called about a service maintenance to be done at the same time as a checkup to find anything that might be wrong. The Honda dealership said I could have a 30,000 mile service maintenance done on it for $430, plus the $70 for the alignment.
$500 seems steep, but at the same time, I do not want a broken down car and I would like to get another 50,000 miles out of this car. I am a believer in preventive maintenance. This Civic had an extensive maintenance done at 110,000 (the service that included replacing the timing belt).
I have to take a car to a shop to have repair work done. I have no knowledge about working on vehicles. I don't think the 30,000 includes a tune up? Does this car even need a tune up?
i think you should do a tuneup yourself. its prolly just getting old. get some new spark plugs ($2 each for NGK v-power), new plug wires ($50 NGK), new distributor cap and rotor (maybe $40), and then take apart the intake sensors like idle and fitv sensors and clean them out with carb cleaner. get an air filter too. i bet that would help quite a bit more than whatever the dealership does.