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Well not to start a fight with what Turbonut and Buruko are saying about the dealers (because I'd like to keep this thread on topic), but any shop is in it for the money. The only 2 differences (besides cost) of Bubba's garage and the dealer is that at small shops, you typically talk to the guy fixing the car, not a "service manager", and the dealer will typically know everything about you car (there are exceptions). I mean who knows the Kia product better than the guy who works on them day in and day out.
Ok so now that I've given my 2 cents, I think they are tacking on some extra items to your estimate. Our 45K service here (which should be pretty much identical to the 15K is as follows:
Oil + filter change, engine air filter, fuel injection/throttle body service.
A brake inspection wouldn't hurt, like you mentioned. Rotate the tires only if needed. With regular oil changes, you shouldn't ever hace to perform an "oil flush". We recommend the trans service at 30K, so assuming it was done at or near 30K, you're fine until 60K. And we also do a free multi-point inspection. And contrary to popular belief, it really is free. It's there to inform you of things that may be wrong with your vehicle, so that you know. If you get the work performed, great, if not, no big deal. Like everyone else is mentioning, follow the owners manual. (although I just did a fuel injection/t-body cleaning on my 2004 Optima, it runs a lot better, you wouldn't believe how much sh*t got cleaned out. But, I also have 100K on my car).
#1. Full Service Oil Change. Do it your self. It gets done right and you know its done
#2. Fuel and Emissions System Cleaner (like GumOut Regane/etc?). You remove the air cleaner hose and spray down the TB then wipe out excess. Do with #6
#3. Engine Oil System Cleaner (Seafoam in the crankcase before the drain?) Put a 1/2-qt of trans fluid in the crankcase and drive gently around the block until operating temp is achieved. Then Do #1
#4 Rotate Tires. DIY
#5. Induction Service (would that be like Seafoam through the PCV or Brake booster line?)
#6. Throttle Body Service See #2
#7. Synthetic Transmission Conditioner. What the heck is that? Even if it's the Kia Red you probably only have to do a drain and fill. Should not be more than 4 qts. Do it at the same time your doing #1.
#8. Clean and Adjust rear brakes (I think they need it about now...) I think they are self-adjusting. The E-brake would be a different story.
#9. Multi Point Inspection (to see what else we can tack onto the bill?) Again that's something you should be doing.
For a total of 269.95.
DIY and save I will bet 1/2 that 269 they are quoting.
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