I have a 2012 Passat which recently began vibrating once I reached around 50 mph. I took it to the Volkswagen dealership to get it look at (thinking it was a tire issue). They now emailed me a list of things the car needs. I can’t afford all of this and would like some help choosing which maintenance to get done.
When I spoke to the employee on the phone I told him to send me this list in order of importance (1 is most important according to him).
Here is the list he sent:
(prices doesn’t include tax or shop fee)
- rear main seal -1,076.34
- tire- 763.81
- alignment 100.00
- brake flush 139.95,coolant flush 169.95 coolant bottle 236.80
- abs sensor 333.32 l/o cv boot 293.82
- tag light bulb-35.96
I"m mostly concerned about the rear main seal. I have not noticed my car leaking anything at all. Is it possible to have a rear main seal problem if my car isn’t leaking? Could I pass on the rear main seal until i notice leaking?
I was thinking only getting the alignment, brake flush, coolant flush and l/c cv boot done. Should this fix my vibration issue?
I was going to take a hard pass on new tires (they are only 2 years old and the treads on them are not worned down), coolant bottle, abs sensor, tag light bulb and rear main seal.
I really feel like they are padding the work that needs to be done on my car and would like some opinions.