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Old 03-28-14, 01:05 PM   #1
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Anyone have this service done? Dealer is encouraging me to do it on my CT to the tune of $400....no wonder!

What's actually done with this, anyone know?
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that's the first major service for the car, below FYI

any other dealer you can try? get a quote, it does vary from dealer to dealer, $400 does seem like a lot. My 15k service for the GS460 was $196.75 here in CA FYI


15,000 Mile Factory Recommended Service Rotate tires and adjust tire pressures as required
Replace smart key battery
Lubricate drive shaft, re-torque nuts and bolts
Reset maintenance reminder light Road test vehicle
Check installation of driver's floor mat Inspect and adjust all fluid levels Inspect axle shaft boots
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect body
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect engine and inverter coolant
Inspect exhaust pipes and mounting
Inspect rack and pinion steering assembly Inspect steering linkage and boots
Visually inspect brake pads, calipers and rotors
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15,000 Mile Factory Recommended Service
Rotate tires and adjust tire pressures as required
Replace smart key battery
Lubricate drive shaft, re-torque nuts and bolts
Reset maintenance reminder light Road test vehicle
Check installation of driver's floor mat Inspect and adjust all fluid levels Inspect axle shaft boots
Inspect ball joints and dust covers
Inspect body
Inspect brake lines and hoses
Inspect engine and inverter coolant
Inspect exhaust pipes and mounting
Inspect rack and pinion steering assembly Inspect steering linkage and boots
Visually inspect brake pads, calipers and rotors

Well, I don't live in Beverly Hills , and to do things like that, $200 is high, $400 crazy ridiculous.
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not sure where you are at but keep in mind in CA , labor rate is around $150 /hr

so $200 is more than fair for a big service like this, if you think 200 is high, wait until you hit 30k service
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not sure where you are at but keep in mind in CA , labor rate is around $150 /hr

so $200 is more than fair for a big service like this, if you think 200 is high, wait until you hit 30k service

I'm in the wrong business.
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Anyone have this service done? Dealer is encouraging me to do it on my CT to the tune of $400....no wonder!

What's actually done with this, anyone know?
Did you skip the 10,000 miles service? That's the one with the oil change. Usually the X5000 miles services are in-between oil change service and they are cheaper unless it is the one that changes brake fluid or something. Maybe they are trying to charge you for Both 10K and 15K service together? $400 is pretty crazy for 15,000 miles service. The only actual work for 15K is rotating the tires other than all the inspections. I think my Lexus dealer charges $95 for 15K service and that's really not cheap for just rotating the tires and inspections.
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lol, me too man

was at dentist for 2 hours and total bill was $1200, now that's some labor rate! hahah thank god for insurance
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lol, me too man

was at dentist for 2 hours and total bill was $1200, now that's some labor rate! hahah thank god for insurance
Just my two cents on the dentist (or doctor's bill)...........

Yes it may show $1200 as total BILLED to the insurance, but the insurance will only pay "so much". Meaning what the insurance will eventually pay out to the dentist is probably around 35% to 50%(if lucky). Also keep in mind ALL THOSE people working at the dentist office and all the equipment PLUS INSURANCE TO INSURE IT ALL (including malpractice) and all that. Not to mention all those years of education (money spent for tuition and expenses PLUS opportunity costs during the educational phase for NOT able to participate in other activities such as time off for other things like partying and whatever. So opportunity lost in some respects)...... also across all professions, there was a study that showed dentists (and psychiatrists) have have the most suicidal rates. So it must be very stressful for them???

Just my two cents.....
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My new used CT has had the 5/10/15/20/30 service per lexus, what did they do other oil change and filters ? Sorry for off topix
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