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Old 04-27-13, 11:19 AM   #1
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Do you guys recommend getting this from lexus? I just got a 10% off for it & wondering if its worth it. Im around 40k miles
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Old 04-27-13, 01:20 PM   #2
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Post is confusing. How do you get 10% off something that is complimentary? If its free what is the risk? If they say you need something then decide if you want it done.
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What I think you were trying to say is that they will give you 10% off any repair you decide to have them do from the multi-point inspection? I purposely bring in my vehicle for an oil change.....(I bring my own oil & filter) just to have them check everything over on my car. They always tell me what I need to do to my car and I later on go home and do it. It a great way to know what needs to be done to your vehicle, AND if you can even trust your dealership with larger issues that may arise down the road.
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Yea i got the same notice from my dealership.A free inspection and 10% off any repairs you decide to do afterwards.

I would take them up on the free offer, but i would go home and do research before I let them do any repairs. Luckily on my car, they weren't able to find anything wrong, nice piece of mind
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This is simply a means to generate service revenue. Do the complimentary inspections, take what they recommend be replaced, changed or repaired, and then decide what you can do yourself. The reason repair facilities (dealerships now included) offer free inspections is so that they can sell repairs. No harm in hearing what they have to say but don't go into it thinking that the 10% off is going to necessarily be a good deal.
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This is simply a means to generate service revenue. Do the complimentary inspections, take what they recommend be replaced, changed or repaired, and then decide what you can do yourself. The reason repair facilities (dealerships now included) offer free inspections is so that they can sell repairs. No harm in hearing what they have to say but don't go into it thinking that the 10% off is going to necessarily be a good deal.
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I agree. Im at 45k and the free inspection is nice bc Ive been hearing a strange noise whenever I start the car. It doesnt always happen its very random. But still nice to know if everything is working as it should.
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This is simply a means to generate service revenue. Do the complimentary inspections, take what they recommend be replaced, changed or repaired, and then decide what you can do yourself. The reason repair facilities (dealerships now included) offer free inspections is so that they can sell repairs. No harm in hearing what they have to say but don't go into it thinking that the 10% off is going to necessarily be a good deal.
Completely agree with this. I would take it in when you need the oil change (if it can wait that long of course)
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it includes an oil change? Does everyone here usually go to lexus for their oil change? Or what does everyone do?
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I bring my car for oil change at dealership. $65-$70 is what they charge and often time they offer free 27 point inspection. I like the car wash and interior vacuum, including trunk if requested. For the price, factoring the car wash, there is not much saving if I were to do my own oil change. Everything else is done at my trusted local shop.

If I had received the free multipoint inspection mail like you did, I would probably just ignore it and I get it from time to time with the oil change. There is no point for me to spend the time just to get a free car wash. Unless I feel the car is not running smoothly and something might have gone wrong.
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The $65.00-$70.00 oil change from a Lexus Dealer ,is that for full synthetic?

If that's synthetic oil that's a good deal.
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Does this inspection include an oil change or no? unislay mentioned something
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lol, I think it's the other way around. The oil change includes a free inspection! The dealership I go to charges about $50 for oil change (not synthetic). As part of the oil change, they inspect tires, brakes, start the car a bit for any weirdness, and wash and clean stuff -- probably not a very thorough inspection though.
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The $65.00-$70.00 oil change from a Lexus Dealer ,is that for full synthetic?

If that's synthetic oil that's a good deal.
I doubt that is synthetic, I want to say my dealer charges around $60 and that was for conventional oil. I do my own oil changes with a full synthetic every 10,000 miles.
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I bring my car for oil change at dealership. $65-$70 is what they charge and often time they offer free 27 point inspection. I like the car wash and interior vacuum, including trunk if requested. For the price, factoring the car wash, there is not much saving if I were to do my own oil change. Everything else is done at my trusted local shop.

If I had received the free multipoint inspection mail like you did, I would probably just ignore it and I get it from time to time with the oil change. There is no point for me to spend the time just to get a free car wash. Unless I feel the car is not running smoothly and something might have gone wrong.
Those free car washes do more harm than good. Can you say swirl marks?

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I doubt that is synthetic, I want to say my dealer charges around $60 and that was for conventional oil. I do my own oil changes with a full synthetic every 10,000 miles.
Same here. Its not hard to do and I dont really trust too many people working on my car
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