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Re: NISSAN Service Costs Comparison T31 X-Trail
posted by serge3d
Have my first 10000 service done today and for those in WA i did it at Giant Nissan in Osborne Park.
So first of all i called about 8 Nissan dealers and prices varied from 210 (the cheapest i could find) to bloody high 385. I also called, out of curiosity, to RAC service department, the company the car is insured with and i got a quote for 238 + i would get 10% discount as a member but this is purely for comparison.
Anyway i ended up going to Giant Nissan as it was better location for me. The price they gave me was $285 when i asked them as to why for a generic service prices differ so much (giving them examples) he couldn't really give me any good respond as he said that 285 seamed like average price and was surprised to hear about $385. Basically i asked for a discount hehe just because i could go somewhere else but told them that they suit me better so they agreed and it went down to $250 (i provided my Oil) bought some beautiful Castrol Edge Sport 5W-30 at SuperCheap Auto at the discount price $40 and the quote i got was $198 (if i provide my own oil that is). The funniest thing that they would've used i think Castrol Magnatec 10W-30 which is around $30 (nothing's wrong with that it's just you can see that they charge 22 on top for nothing).
I was also offered to make engine flush (which i find a little bit debatable) i'd say if you're putting new oil in your engine you should clean the engine thoroughly but apparently it's an extra thing therefore an extra expense ($45).
When i left the car i expected to pay $243. When i picked up the car they had Rotation & Balance done (alignment wasn't required) as well which was another $41 + whatever that was in labor. The final price i paid was $298 (+ my own oil which i got for 40).
Now my main concern is that i'd expect to know the full cost in advance but if something extra needs to be done usually i'd expect a call (which i didn't get) or if wheel rotation and balance is a standard procedure (which seams to be the case after reading a little bit about it) then it should be included in the cost up front, otherwise it gives you a misleading price.
BTW not sure about the places you go but i didn't get wash or anything like that (but to be honest prefer to do it myself, who knows what sponges they use ). All in all i'm happy with the result and the price is okay. If i go by book then this service should've taken them 1.30 and on my invoice the labor cost is 180 - well it's either 120 per hour which sounds like veeeery expensive or it took them longer than that.
I've also asked them for Service price list for anyone who's interested (i'll skip 5's as you wouldn't normally do those).
10,000km/ 6mth Serv. $291 Hrs 1.30
20,000km/ 1yr Serv. $375 Hrs 1.40
30,000km/ 1.5yr Serv. $291 Hrs 1.30
40,000km/ 2yr Serv. $574 Hrs 2.40 (told me it was a major service)
50,000km/ 2.5yr Serv. $291 Hrs 1.30
60,000km/ 3yr Serv. $375 Hrs 1.40
70,000km/ 3.5yr Serv. $ 291 Hrs 1.30
He didn't print out more than that and told me that there would be another major service at 80K. Let me know guys what you think about the prices and everything else.
X-trail T31 ST 2008 Manual
8/Sep/2009, 6:29 pm
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