Tell me if this sounds familiar:
Woman at Service Department: Mrs. R? We have your '06 Mustang here for the recall repair, and it says you also wanted an oil change?
Me: That's correct.
SD: Now, you're also due for an engine flush.
Me: How much is that?
SD: About $150, and that includes the oil change and lube.
Me: Okay, go ahead.
SD: You're also due for tires. [I'm thinking she means rotation.] We're showing 3/32 on them and minimum is 4/32.
Me: I'll have to talk to my husband first.
So after hearing back from Ken, I called them back to have new tires put on. When he heard how bad they are, he said to go ahead.
I swear, isn't that always the way? We go in there expecting about a $30 charge for an oil change, and instead it will be well over $500. ARRGHHH!
That being said, I know it's important to keep up our cars, and as performance vehicles, they need a little extra TLC. I plan on keeping my '05 for many many years, so I'm pretty good about following the maintenance schedule. Which reminds me, Slick is also due for an oil change. Uh-oh...what else will they tell me I need?!
A little bit later
And add another $130 for a front end alignment. It hasn't been done on Blacky, and I figured that with new tires....
But ouch, man. VERY ouch.