I've just bought an old 2004 GTC convertible Sebring with quite a high mileage (119k miles), and I took it to a Chrysler dealer to get it completely checked, because I was highly suspecting a couple of problems on the car, which turned to be right.
I am just amazed by the quotation that has been give to me, the prices seem absolutely crazy so I'd like to have your point of view about it. I'm a foreigner, so maybe that is how it works in the USA but I want to make it sure.
I have compared the prices they ask for each item, with how much the actual piece to be changed cost on its own, without the labor.
Here is the list of the problems diagnosed :
- Oil pressure switch leaking (200$ asked to replace it, the part itself costs 10-15$)
- Oil pan gasket leaking (395$ asked to replace it, the part itself costs about 25$)
- Coolant outlet housing has been leaking (425$ asked to change it)
- Exhaust resinator has hole (575$ asked to change it, the part itself costs around 100-130$)
I also need a front tire to be changed, no pricing for that.
The guy told me that the most urgent was the tire and the oil pressure switch. He said that the exhaust resinator wasn't that important, and for the coolant it shows that it's gonna be leaking at some point but that for now, it's ok, and I just have to check it regularly. The fact that he told me that some things did not really need to be changed makes me feel he could be fair with me, but who knows?
Can you tell me if that's an honest quote? Do you think I can repair all of this on my own? Because again the difference between the price of the piece and the price of the repair (ie including labor) sounds completely inappropriate, and spending like 1000$ while I could spend less than 100$ for the pieces is quite depressing.
Thank you for your help!
have the same problem?
Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 11:00 AM