At 100000 miles, how necessary is it to have a valve adjustment done, as the owner's manual indicates?

Tiny
HOWARDDRUAN
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  • 2008 HONDA CIVIC
  • 101,000 MILES
My 2008 Honda Civic needs an oil change, and the indicator says that it is also due for a 100,000 mile valve adjustment. The Honda dealer service tech says that it will cost about $150. Is this a good price for this, or would I get a better deal at any competent auto shop? The service tech tells me that in a worst case scenario, if this is not done, the valves can stick and cause the head gasket to need replacement. Is this a realistically valid concern, or am I better off going by the old saying, "if it isn't broke, then don't fix it?" The car runs fine, but it will need tires soon. What should be a priority, the tires or the valve adjustment?
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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 7:43 PM

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Tiny
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If the valves are too tight they can hang open and burn causing a loss of compression never heard about the head gasket failing. As far as tires or valve adjustment tires for your safety and valve adjustment for the engines safety.150 doesnt sound bad for the valve adjustment.
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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Buy used tires and do both. This adjustment can wait 5k then do it. Ty for using 2carpro
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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 8:57 PM

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