Beware of those service costs
Took in my wife's 2006 Mini Cooper S today. The car has 25k miles. Yes thats right 25K miles. Garage kept, driven gingerly, never a pothole, etc.
Car was running fine, no problems in particular. And they tell me I need $3,300.00 worth of work.
So I'm really not the idiot the service advisor / department thinks I must be - I think.
Said I needed:
Brake system flush
Cooling system flush
New pads and rotors all around
New control arm bushings
Power steering hose
Again, at 25K miles. Is it just me or am I being duped? I feel like it.
I called the dealership and spoke with another service advisor, and their position was - well we are just advisors. The technicians are supposed to tell us what you need.... basically passing it off as not their problem.