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Dealer tried to charge me $128 for 4 spark plugs

Old 03-05-2018, 04:18 PM
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Had my car in today for timing belt special and dealer did inspection and said my plugs need to be changed. Well while the valve cover was off I had them replace the spark plug seals and valve cover gasket. He tells me $128 for 4 plugs. I told him he was dreaming. I am well capable of doing these as I have done on all my cars. Another service adviser tells me they take platinum plugs and are more expensive. I told him I didn't just get off the boat. Ya. More expensive! Like $10 ea at the parts store. I find it hard to believe people actually have the dealer overcharge them.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:25 PM
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I spent $37 on new plugs for my Prius. Same deal, platinum plugs.

It's not so outrageous if you think about it. Labor rates at $80/hr would put it right at $120ish for plugs+tax and labor.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:33 PM
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That was just for the plugs. There was no labor charge.
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That doesn't make sense. $32/plug is a lot of money.

https://www.hondapartsnow.com/parts-...tion-coil.html

Well if they were charging MSRP, it'd be $24/plug.

I'd definitely be looking elsewhere. How much are they charging you for the T-belt replacement?
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:03 PM
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if it's a service advisor telling you a price, it's likely that's including labor
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if it's a service advisor telling you a price, it's likely that's including labor
Nope. Asked if that was with labor. No. Just plugs. I'm finding that parts for this car are more expensive than my BMW.
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$22/each here in Canada in CDN$s.
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Nope. Asked if that was with labor. No. Just plugs. I'm finding that parts for this car are more expensive than my BMW.
Probably because you're going to stealerships for your maintenance.

I don't know what the general consensus is but I've heard a lot of scattered stories about how some/many Honda dealerships can be a bit.. spotty.

I've never paid more than $30->$45 for a nice set of NGK Iridiums.
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