Originally Posted by bill_de
I just plugged one after returning from the beach last Thursday. I told my buddy that if I went to the dealer it would cost a fortune for a new tire.
You were correct. They showed the list for the tire at $275 but only charged me $241 ($55 more than Canadian Tire would have charged). Then installation and balancing plus tax took it up to $299.
They didn't bother to reset the oil life gauge. I had it washed and cleaned inside and out. Got a 1/2 mile down the road and realized they hadn't put the floor mats back in the car.
I asked them to check for module updates.
They did a Powertrain Control Module update. Transmission shifts do seem smoother now.
They also did a Radio Frequency Hub reprogram. I have a feeling that means they redid what I did myself. At least I wasn't charged for these updates.
Not a good day - 5+ hours overall. Internet speed in waiting area was good at the start (really good actually) but by the time I left it was a slow as an old fashioned modem connected to a POTS.
This dealer is usually pretty good. So, this time I won't get tooooo annoyed but if it happens again next visit I'll have to rethink where I have service done. For over 50 years I've been a homer and have had all work done at the dealer that sold me the vehicle. Don't really want to change that practice.
OH, there is one more thing. No, it is not a watch. I wish they would reprogram the transmission to have 9th engage at 70 MPH. Their Canadian advertising says we get a 9 speed transmission. The highest speed limit in the country will not permit 9th to engage so it is necessary for one to break the law to get the advertised 9th gear. A good case for false advertising.