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$2,235.74 for Regular Maintenance of 2008 Kia Rondo V6 EX-L?

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$2,235.74 for Regular Maintenance of 2008 Kia Rondo V6 EX-L?

Hi folks,

My wife just got her 2008 Kia Rondo V6 7 Seater EX-L serviced for 96,000km regular maintenance and the total came to $2235.74 CDN. This seems a bit excessive.

I was wondering if we were taken advantage of or if this is reasonable. Here is a breakdown and description:

Job Labour Parts subtotal Taxes Total
96000 km service $922.93 $830.97 $1,753.90 $228.01 $1,981.91
Air Filter $0.00 $18.34 $18.34 $2.38 $20.72
Cabin Air Filter $31.50 $30.19 $61.69 $8.02 $69.71
Fuel Air Filter $105.00 $27.60 $132.60 $17.24 $149.84
Enviro Fee $0.00 $12.00 $12.00 $1.56 $13.56
GRAND TOTAL $1,059.43 $919.10 $1,978.53 $257.21 $2,235.74

96000 km description:
* Lube oil & filter - Replaced Engine Oil and Filter with Kia approved Parts
* Multipoint Inspection - Complete Vehicle Inspection
* Tire Rotation
* Transmission Service - Replaced Transmission Fluid & Flushed Cooler Lines
* Cooling System Service - Replaced Engine Coolant & Inspected Cooling System
* Brake Maintenance Service - Cleaned Services & Adjusted Brakes
* Timing Belt Replacement - Replaced Timing Belt & Inspected Tensioner
* Spark Plug Replacement - Replaced Spark Plugs. Checked Wires and Leads
* Throttle Body Service
* Emission Service - Flushed Engine. Decarbonized Combustion Chamber.
* Power Steering Flush - Inspected & Flushed Power Steering

EDIT: Adding breakdown of parts costs:

Quantity Parts Unit Price Total
1 Filter Assy Engine $7.18 $7.18
1 Gasket Oil Plug $0.87 $0.87
5 Bulk 5W20 Ontario $3.97 $19.85
4 Semi Synth ATF3 $8.28 $33.12
1 Radiator Coolant /AN $15.37 $15.37
1 Slider Paste $1.96 $1.96
1 Parts Cleaner $8.42 $8.42
2 Grinding Disc $2.21 $4.42
1 Belt-Valve Timing $218.42 $218.42
6 Plug Assy-Spark $20.24 $121.44
1 Air Intake Cleaner $7.21 $7.21
1 Injector Cleaner SD $9.80 $9.80
1 Power Steering Flui $28.96 $28.96
1 Pully Damper $297.44 $297.44
1 Sprocket - Crankshaft $56.51 $56.51

Total $830.97



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the timing belt replacement made a huge chunk of that bill.
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azncapcom wrote: the timing belt replacement made a huge chunk of that bill.
timing belt shouldnt cost more than 200 bucks (as a part).


how much do they charge an hour?
assuming its cheaper than your standard german dealership
for labor cost of 922.92 + 18.34+ 31.50+105.00+12.00 = 1089.76, they better have been working on the damn thing for nearly 10 hours straight.

and i dont see how oil + filter + transmission fluid, coolant, timing belt and spark plugs would cost $830 lol. Max $400.

you need to get a better breakdown (pun intended lol) of the charges
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do you really need to replace timing belt at 96000km? check your factory maintenance guide and see if you need to replace it. and yeah, they better work for 10 hrs for labour!
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why the heck would you change timing belt at 96,000 km?


1 Parts Cleaner $8.42 $8.42
1 Air Intake Cleaner $7.21 $7.21
1 Injector Cleaner SD $9.80 $9.80

^ sounds like BS
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op, you must have known of the 96K service costs in advance ? No ?

If yes, then you really have no beef here. Instead, you should have taken it elsewhere for service.
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george__ wrote: why the heck would you change timing belt at 96,000 km?


1 Parts Cleaner $8.42 $8.42
1 Air Intake Cleaner $7.21 $7.21
1 Injector Cleaner SD $9.80 $9.80

^ sounds like BS
Looks like it was due...
Based on the owners manual pg.278.
http://www.kia.ca/pages/owner/ownersmanual.aspx

But don't think spark plugs were needed yet, shows change @ 160k.
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That's the reason I don't go to the dealer.
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That's a ton of money for service. It seems the service department rep got you or your wife to agree to all that stuff. Next time read the manual to see what service it requires.
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Timing belt replacement is always expensive, not because of the part itself but because of the labour to get to the belt. You're looking at a good $600-$1000 for the belt job.
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never go to the dealership for service unless it is a warranty repair, even then they will try to charge alignment (decline) if they had to take a wheel off.

yes you've been had, your rondo is worth what 5000 at most?
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ToNIX wrote: That's the reason I don't go to the dealer.
+1

Especially when the warranty is over after 5yrs/100k.

Dealerships always up sell services that don't really need to be done, they just do everything by the book.

Eg.
My local mechanic keeps telling me to not worry about changing the timing belt on my 02 Si w/110k, since manual says to change every 7yrs/176k, he keeps saying to wait till its pass 150k, but that'll take me another 4 years.
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This is how a service tech at a dealership can pull as much as diesel tech per year. Before $40-50k a year was avg, but I know a few good guys that are pulling $75k a year.
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For the actual work done- that is a very reasonable bill from a dealership. As everybody else says- the timing belt was a huge part of te bill, especially since they also changed a couple pullies. IIRC,even for Toyota book time, each pulley changed was an additional half hour labor on may of their v6s.

When asking about if you needed the maintenance or not, those are debatable points, but if it says in the maintenance schedule that it is due, then there's nothing to argue about, especially when it comes to timing belts. All motors are designed differently, and some put more wear on belts and pulleys than others. Also, some motors are interference and some are non-interference. The non-interference motors have much more of a leeway in pushing for more mileage, as a snapped timing belt will not result in destroying a motor, whereas with an interference motor, chances are that it would.

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