phildog33 Posted April 15, 2009 Share Posted April 15, 2009 I live in New York City and just took my car in for a couple issues, and need your advice before I trust these mechanics in Brooklyn. I dont trust them really.. I came in for : 1. Squeaking belt and streeing wheel stiffness 2. Bad MPG -- im getting 16/22 instead of the 18/24 or higher 3. Creak sound coming from under car when breaking They charged me: 1. $50 to reset tension on the Power Steering Belt - fixed problem 2. $165 for a 'flush' and complete fuel injection service - not sure yet 3. $80 for Lubricate Suspension and Chassis - did not do anything noticeable I think I was over charged. For problem #1 the squeaking.. its all good now. No issues and steering wheel feels fluid again For problem #2 the bad mpg. I guess I will find out after a full tank, but still almost $200 for this service? How often do you guys have this done? For problem #3, no difference in creaking noise or anything. They told me its preventive maintenance, and people should get this done. How often? They also are telling me my car had been in a front end, minor accident because the bumper clips are gone, bumper loose.. and there is less space from tire to wheel well on right side, than the left.. I did the carfax on the previous owner/history of the car and saw no accidents or anything Anyways... they are telling me now to bring it in for 2 days and replace the control arms and bushings. That this will fix the creaking and cost about $400 per side. Can you guys please help, im a noob but I want to go into this educated a little Phillip Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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