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Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?

 
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09/16/2012 01:23 PM
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i am a mechanic now for 5 years and yes you got ripped off

all cars are different but they are all close to this range


coolant gets changed every 3 years or 80k
transmission same thing
brake fluid can go a wee bit longer

and also.. a GARAGE charges 100 dollars per HOUR , not the MECHANIC, so stop getting that confused people. The mechanic is only making 25 dollars per hour in this ECONOMY today. Yes it sucks being a mechanic, and be mad at the SERVICE ADVISOR, not the MECHANIC. Half the time the person selling your work is making the same money as the mechanic struggling.
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09/16/2012 01:25 PM
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Never take your vehicle into a dealer unless it's under warranty.
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09/16/2012 01:51 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
The Altima has a 36,000 mile warranty. Coincidence? Never take your car in yourself, have your husband do it. Every mechanic I ever came across assumed because I had boobs, I was one.
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09/17/2012 10:16 AM
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09/17/2012 04:38 PM
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what the fucl are you saying, that a mechanic's labor is not worth $100/hr?

350 labor. There's your thievery.
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well that is what I said, amounted to about 100 bucks and hour. I have two degrees and cant make that
 Quoting: zephyr

 Quoting: BZB


Most mechanics get paid $20 something an hour, so NO, a mechanic is not worth $100 hour. Fuck these god forsaken fucking shops and their greedy management. Why should they get paid $80/hr to do NOTHING?
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Yeah... Those damn do-nothing business owners. How dare they charge a rate over and above their labor cost so that they can pay for the building/land lease, overhead, taxes, utilities, payroll, inventory etc. and then hopefully make a profit on top of all that.
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09/17/2012 04:44 PM
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You got Roflstopmed by them!!

time to start planning revenge!!

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09/17/2012 05:21 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
what the fucl are you saying, that a mechanic's labor is not worth $100/hr?

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well that is what I said, amounted to about 100 bucks and hour. I have two degrees and cant make that
 Quoting: zephyr

 Quoting: BZB


Most mechanics get paid $20 something an hour, so NO, a mechanic is not worth $100 hour. Fuck these god forsaken fucking shops and their greedy management. Why should they get paid $80/hr to do NOTHING?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11929805


Yeah... Those damn do-nothing business owners. How dare they charge a rate over and above their labor cost so that they can pay for the building/land lease, overhead, taxes, utilities, payroll, inventory etc. and then hopefully make a profit on top of all that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1283316


They are destroying their own market. People will stop driving soon if cost of driving gets too high. Mechanics better pray that gas costs stay affordable or they will be out of business. Not saying it is their fault costs are too high, but then again no one ever held a gun to their head and made them take out loans for buildings. No one forced them into this business.

I can't blame them entirely. People have gotten so functionally retarded they can't even change the oil on their own car. Most of these maintenance jobs are things that EVERYONE can do. Even grandmothers if they don't mind getting a little dirty. Mechanical repairs are a little more involved, but if you have basic reading skills a shop manual can guide you through most repairs. There is a conceptual learning curve, you have to understand how car engines work. Again not difficult if people are willing to take the time to learn.

I forced myself to learn how to work on my own car because I just couldn't stand getting soaked every time something broke on the car. Believing me THE TIME YOU SPEND LEARNING AND GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY WILL PAY FOR ITSELF IN THE LONG RUN.

Please, especially women, because you get soaked more than anyone. Learn how to work on your car, at least do your own maintenance. It's not hard. It really isn't. It just takes some self confidence. There is no reason people shouldn't be able to change their oil and filter. If you know nothing about cars, start with changing the oil and filter. Then get a haynes or chilton manual and then work through all the maintenance projects listed in the front section. Once you have completed that, you should have enough self confidence to tackle greater projects and repairs. Read the shop manual it explains a lot about cars and how they work. There are also some excellent sites on line for learning as well. Before you know it you will be having fun working on your car! There is no better feeling than driving your car after YOU fixed it.
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09/17/2012 06:01 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
Why would you take your car in for that?
Every single thing you noted can be done by yourself with the exception of rotating the tires.
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09/17/2012 06:22 PM

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What is with all this oil changing?

I have never had my transmission oil changed and I have done nearly 300,000 is just one car.
I do at least 100,000 miles in a car before selling it.

My car is has a service schedule of every 18,000, that is the only time the oil is changed.

Why do change the oil so often in the USA?
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09/17/2012 07:13 PM
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What is with all this oil changing?

I have never had my transmission oil changed and I have done nearly 300,000 is just one car.
I do at least 100,000 miles in a car before selling it.

 Quoting: lightchild_uk


:amazing:

Sucks to be the buyer of your car. Do people even check the oil before they pay you for your car?

This is what happens when you let a car go without changing the oil.

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09/17/2012 07:31 PM
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It's not just the dealers who will overcharge. I have seen my fair share of customer rip offs. Best advice I can give is service your car for what is recommened by the manufacture. Dealers are very competitive for oil changes, and tire rotates. There are unseen benefits to servicing your car at the dealer. We many times will goodwill a repair for a customer who buys and services at our dealer. Even if they don't buy the upsells.
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09/17/2012 07:33 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
350 labor. There's your thievery.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21616072


well that is what I said, amounted to about 100 bucks and hour. I have two degrees and cant make that
 Quoting: zephyr


I assume your lease says you have to maintain the car, at your own expense? That is why not to lease.
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09/17/2012 09:54 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
Why I avoid auto mechs like the plauge, and why Autozone
has them lined up every saturday,getting parts to do
their own service.
Most cars these days have lifetime coolant, only needs topping off.
Most of what was done, like hinge lube, would be unnessesary
in such a young car, don't need plugs until car starts skipping.
Don't need a "tune up" in a car with electronic ignition.
NEVER take your vehicle to a dealer, biggest crooks on
the planet.
They say you will void your warranty, what they don't tell you is that the maintenence can be done somewhere else,
and cheaper.
Get a shop manual, you will be surprized at what you can
do yourself.
They saw you coming, for sure
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These are wise words. Fucking heed them you sheep.
zephyr  (OP)

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09/19/2012 06:04 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
again thank you for all the responses, I am okay and working on older cars but the new ones just look like a big ass puzzle to me( I am female) I have not trusted car maintence ever since I took my(late 80's is when this happened) Fiat to get the oil changed. They gave me a check list of ALL the NICE things they had done for me.

I noticed they checked the battery. I said "really?" how, guy fired off some drivle, I said well show me the battery and what you checked. ( I knew full damn well the battery of my Fiat was located in the TRUNK and I had the keys.) Dude fell flat on his face.
Live and let live.......really
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09/19/2012 06:05 PM
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Re: Took My Nissan Altima Lease Vehicle In fo 36,000 Maintaince and ended up with a 650.00 Dollar Invoice WTF?
350 labor. There's your thievery.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21616072


well that is what I said, amounted to about 100 bucks and hour. I have two degrees and cant make that
 Quoting: zephyr


I assume your lease says you have to maintain the car, at your own expense? That is why not to lease.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23356301


We only lease because my husbands job requires that 80% of his business involves his vehicle. It is all tax deductable and he gets a new car every three years....

But for personal use I would never lease and I have to say I LOATHE leasing except for the tax breaks.....
Live and let live.......really





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