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View Poll Results: Where should I take my car for its 100,000 mile service?
Dealership 10 71.43%
Independent Mechanic 3 21.43%
Other- please elaborate 1 7.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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My Scion xB is getting close to 100,000 miles, and it's time to plan for the service needed to keep it going another 100,000 miles.

Where should I take my car for the service? The dealership or an independent mechanic?
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I have taken my Mazda3 to my dealership for everything since the day I bought it - partly because they treat me like gold and partly because the work they do is guaranteed. It's more expensive than going to a mom-n-pop garage, but I'll gladly pony up for the peace of mind. The vast majority of people would probably say I'm wasting my money and, quite frankly, I don't really care. Any issues I've had (minor, btw) have been corrected at no additional cost in the event it didn't get corrected on the first go. Don't know if independent service shops would do the same and I'm not really interested in finding out. My $.02.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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I have a Toyota and it has required the least maintenance out of any car that I have ever owned. My car has 170k miles on it (after three years) and I have spend maybe 1k on all of the maintenance including the oil changed. Just bring it to the dealer since they know what they are doing with the car.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Find out what the 100K service is all about. If you have been taking it to the dealer since you got it, no reason to change.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: NewCastle,De.
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Wherever you're comfortable with taking it. I personally do mine in my driveway. It's all listed in your owner's manual so you can also know/compare what the service provider does.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Who got you to the first 100,000 miles?
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: WA
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There are good and bad service departments at dealerships as well as independent shops. No pat answer here... you need to be more aware of who you are trusting.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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It's your last chance to get the dealership to replace parts, pull in just before 100,000
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Gimme3steps View Post
Who got you to the first 100,000 miles?
Pretty much Jiffy Lube type shops and my stepdad who's a mechanic. Unfortunately, he's in TN and I'm in TX, so it's local for me this time.

Thanks for the input so far!
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Please stay away from Jiffy Lube and others like it. They are well known to milk thier customers as well as either not do what they charge you for or forget to do what they are supposed to and you end up with a ruined engine. Many people have had them forget to put oil back in the engine or the filter back on. Take your car to a reputtable shop.
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