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Old 10-31-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Like I said."It only needs to meet their requirements for filtration or be the correct type of fluid."

They can recommend filters that you can use but if they say you HAVE TO use only their filter then they have to pay for it.
This.

If they require a manufacturer specific part, they have to provide it for free.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Under the Magnuson-Moss Act, the manufacturer pays the plaintiff's fees if they lose, so the usual economics of a civil suit do not apply. Manufacturers have a much stronger incentive to work with a consumer than under the normal "each side pays its own legal fees" scenario.
Now that is news to me, I didn't know that. However, even if I had known, the THREAT of having to pay for the attorney fees is probably just as big a deterrent as for sure having to pay them. Most people don't have the $$$ to put on the line in the event of a loss, but I'm not sure there is a better way to do it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries, and Chickadees
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I don't like the way this thread was going in the first few pages.
I didn't understand the negative posts to me.
I actually never said I didn't keep receipts,I just said they are required.
And yes,1200 dollars is what the dealership charges for the service,plus I cannot go anywhere else.
I spoke with the dealership and they told me the powertrain warranty is in effect,but then I read the warranty info posted on Kia's website,so now I really don't know.
Using the link provided earlier to an estimator, finding a zip code for Cherry Hill, NJ, (as this was a place mentioned), I plugged in the numbers for my Kia and the 60,000 mile service came out to $238-349. Where are you getting this $1200 from?

Oh and just for giggles, I also plugged that same information in using my old zip code in Miami and the cost came out to $211-314 so while Cherry Hill, NJ may be a little more expensive than Miami, it is not FOUR TIMES as expensive.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Using the link provided earlier to an estimator, finding a zip code for Cherry Hill, NJ, (as this was a place mentioned), I plugged in the numbers for my Kia and the 60,000 mile service came out to $238-349. Where are you getting this $1200 from?

Oh and just for giggles, I also plugged that same information in using my old zip code in Miami and the cost came out to $211-314 so while Cherry Hill, NJ may be a little more expensive than Miami, it is not FOUR TIMES as expensive.
You might be going by the numbers on that site... but you don't know anything about Cherry Hill, NJ. You can generally expect everything to be 3 times as expensive (income included) as Miami.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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The 60,000 mile service,I was talking about the cost.
No,I didn't think they covered that.
The 60,000 is the one where they change the timing belt/service the car. It ran me $300 range....
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I always hear about timing belt changes that are only a few hundred dollars, but like the OP, I have never encountered one at that rate. That service must be indexed by area, since even the independent mechanics are only about 30% less expensive than the dealerships, at least those with whom I have dealt, but I tend to shop for quality work, which is not always at the lowest price.

I know someone with a Sportage who was quoted a bit more than $1200 for the 60k service, in Northern Virginia, and had Kia complete the service because they were afraid of warranty repercussions as they intend to keep the vehicle to the 100k mark. From what I recall, on certain Kias, that price is not too far out of line as to what the dealerships charge, at least those with which I am familiar. I called around when my friend got that quote, and one of them itemized the expenses, and the timing belt alone was over $500.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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I always hear about timing belt changes that are only a few hundred dollars, but like the OP, I have never encountered one at that rate. That service must be indexed by area...
Last one I had done, including the tow, was $265.
That was in Ojai (Ventura County) Ca.
Not exactly a low priced area.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You might be going by the numbers on that site... but you don't know anything about Cherry Hill, NJ. You can generally expect everything to be 3 times as expensive (income included) as Miami.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Last one I had done, including the tow, was $265.
That was in Ojai (Ventura County) Ca.
Not exactly a low priced area.
Including the water pump? Wow. I think that I am including elements of timing belt service like the tensioner and water pump, not to mention fairly expensive labor rates, and that's why any timing belts I have had done, or that I know of in the family, were much more expensive.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:13 AM
 
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Using the link provided earlier to an estimator, finding a zip code for Cherry Hill, NJ, (as this was a place mentioned), I plugged in the numbers for my Kia and the 60,000 mile service came out to $238-349. Where are you getting this $1200 from?

Oh and just for giggles, I also plugged that same information in using my old zip code in Miami and the cost came out to $211-314 so while Cherry Hill, NJ may be a little more expensive than Miami, it is not FOUR TIMES as expensive.
Those prices are way,way off. Plus,I'm talking about getting the service at the dealership.
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