Is $250 a Reasonable Price for a Honda B12 Service?

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Mary Anderson asked 4 months ago
Hi there! I recently noticed the B12 service light on my 8-year-old Honda. The dealership quoted $250 for the service, which includes an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, and replacing both filters in the car. I'm unsure if this is a good deal or if I should consider a local shop instead. I remember having this service done at the dealership when my car was newer. Also, I don't have any experience or tools to do car maintenance myself.
1 Answers
Zack Norman Staff answered 4 months ago
Hi there, Mary! About that B12 service for your Honda, here's a breakdown of the components and pricing:
  1. Service Components: The B12 service typically includes an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, and replacement of air and cabin filters.
  2. Dealership vs. Local Shop: Dealerships often charge a premium for their services. An independent, reputable shop might offer the same service for less, avoiding chain-operated establishments.
  3. DIY Options: Some tasks, like changing air and cabin filters or checking tire pressure, can be done at home. However, since you mentioned a lack of experience and tools, this might not be an option for you.
  4. Comparative Pricing: It's always a good idea to get a second opinion. Some independent shops may charge significantly less for the same service. For example, one independently owned shop quoted around $120 for the same service, which is about half of what the dealership charges.
In conclusion, while $250 isn't an unreasonable quote from a dealership, you might find better value by shopping around, especially with independent shops. However, always ensure they are reputable and provide quality service. Zack - Motor Verso Mechanics Team