Once bitten, twice shy is the phrase that comes to mind. So, you learned the valuable lesson of paying the dealership for some of the more simple maintenance. They should be ashamed for charging nearly $40 for a $15 filter!Yes I am ashamed. I went to the dealer to get my cabin filter change. I was charged $36.56 for parts and $63.39 for labor. Never again! The lessons in life we learn now will help us later on in life...
Yes I am ashamed. I went to the dealer to get my cabin filter change. I was charged $36.56 for parts and $63.39 for labor. Never again! The lessons in life we learn now will help us later on in life...
Garden State Honda
Honda Accord 2008
Lol preferred customer so we'll only screw you out of 75 bucks. It's funny they try to make it seem like taking the glove box off is a long, tedious job when all you do is unclip this one thing and it drops down enough for you to access the filter.Must be a North Jersey thing.
My car was in for service at DCH Paramus Honda and I mentioned changing the cabin air filter since it was due.
I had done the previous change myself.
The service writer told me that it was normally $119.95 but, because I'm a preferred customer, they would do it for $89.95. The breakdown was $40.00 for the filter and only $49.95 for labor.
She explained to me that they have to remove the entire glovebox and reinstall it afterward.
I told her that I could buy one in her own parts department for $20.00 and install it in less than 5 minutes without removing anything other than the filter so forget it.
I bought the filter for $16 because I had a 20% coupon and put it in my car as soon as they pulled it around to the front door.
I made a point of discarding the old one and the plastic wrapping in the trash can right behind her.
I have since taken to buying aftermarket charcoal filters for an even lower price.