Thursday, October 19, 2006

High Performance = High Price Tag!

I got my car back from the shop yesterday.

Unfortunately it was not cheap.

The engine was mis-firing which means the spark plug was no longer doing its job.
They replaced the offending spark plug and drove around with the computer hooked-up to make sure they were no other underlying issues.
They said that when one of the spark plugs goes bad, the rest are sure to go bad shortly there after.
I ended up doing the 60,000 mile service about 10,000 miles early which takes care of all of the spark plugs and spark plug wires.
They also flushed/replaced the antifreeze/coolant, replaced the air and oil cleaners, changed the oil, brake fluid, gaskets, etc.

I also ended up getting the brakes replaced which I new was due and they are not cheap.

High Performance = High Price Tag!

Labor - $1,080
Parts - $424.21
Misc - $29.00
Discount - $74.61
Tax - $22.46

Total - 1,481.06

In lieu of consoling comments, donations can be made directly to my Discover Card account.

Comments on "High Performance = High Price Tag!"


Blogger Rae said ... (Sunday, October 22, 2006 1:59:00 PM) : 

you forgot the end of the commercial.....

Being able to drive back and forth to see Jill....Priceless.



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