First Trip to Shop

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Rae Vynn, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. SageBrush

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    ATF exchange is pretty much as straightforward as an engine oil change, and battery exchange even easier once you figure out how to disconnect it, saving about $100. It does help to be limber or physically small-sized though, because the battery is tucked into a corner of the hatch compartment. When I switched mine out I sat in hatch area.

    I can well understand not wanting to fiddle around with the PCV replacement; a fair amount has to be disassembled for access, which is why I recommend changing spark plugs at the same time.
     
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    Transaxle drain and refill- $150
    Inverter Coolant and Pump Campaign- N/C
    Alignment- $100
    PCV Valve- $100??
    12v Battery-- $250? (That's what some people have reported)
    Inspection-- N/C, since they'll usually do a free multi-point inspection.

    Total: $600
     
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  3. Rae Vynn

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    Yeah, I'm figuring I'll drop $600 tomorrow on Rudy. You know, for a car I've driven almost 4 years, with nothing but oil changes/tire rotations, that's pretty good, in my book. :)
     
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    Was everyone's guess supposed to be closest without going over?? If so, I'm going to pull a "Price is Right" and guess $1 :D
     
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    I would also add cleaning and adjusting the rear brakes to your list of services. This should add around $50.
     
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    We're home from the shop! :)

    Okay, I can recommend Toyota of Olympia... not only did everything get done, but they double-checked one item, and went back and did another, without me asking them to... and, everything seems all fine (after about 75 miles).

    Here's the rundown: (part & labor)
    Recall work - water pump/inverter fluid - nc
    Alignment - 79.95
    Trans fluid - 154.95
    ... plus 47.50 and 9.84 (not sure what those are, but that's okay)
    PCV valve - 19.00 & 8.50
    12V battery - 138.70 & 47.50 & 8.08 (part, labor, and misc part replacement)

    Parts total: 241.45
    Labor total: 186.56

    Plus they washed the car, left my floor mats and accelerator alone, and got it done a little sooner than expected :p

    I've got the itemized receipt and the alignment printout attached.

    Oh, grand total, with tax: 474.03

    I've got enough left over for a 90-minute massage for myself! :rockon:
     

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    Looks like you got a great deal:

    Parts: $138.70 battery + $39.36 Toyota ATF WS + $8.50 PCV valve
    Labor: $79.95 alignment + $47.50 transaxle fluid change + $19 PCV valve + $95 battery

    The only questionable item would be the battery labor, but excellent pricing on all of the other items. I agree that this dealer's service dept pricing is quite fair.
     
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  8. Rae Vynn

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention, that they also flushed and filled the regular coolant, for no additional charge.
     
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    If you are referring to the engine coolant then you got an exceptional deal. The engine coolant would normally cost $45 and the labor would be an additional hour or $95.
     
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    Rae,...........thanks for the detailed report about Rudy's day at the spa. Sounds like you and he made it out unscathed. I agree with you.....4 years with nothing but oil changes and tire rotations is fantastic. Enjoy your massage!!!!
     
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    sweet! so, who won the contest? hmmm? hmmm?
     
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    Well, bisco was only $0.97 away. Wow.

    Well done, bisco! :thumb:
     
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    thanks rae! :D that was fun!:cheer2:
     
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  15. bisco

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    okay, but you probably got the 5 wheel alignment special.
     
  16. Rae Vynn

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    One of those "47.50" seems to actually be right where it says "Change engine coolant", so I think that was what that stray labor charge was. It wasn't free, just really cheap! :)
     
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    you got a great price, we should have a dealer of the year nomination and voting or something.
     
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