Hello there folks!
I have a 2005 Scion xB with about 122,000 miles on it. I’d like to keep it until the doors fall off. I’ve done all of the regular required oil changes (every 3000 miles when I lived in Michigan and now every 5000 living in Florida) and did the regular routine maintenance at the dealership until I hit about 60,000 miles but it needs some basic maintenance now. I’m not at all mechanically inclined and have no clue what this stuff normally costs. The mechanic at the dealership suggests the following:
oil change $30
spark plug change $72
inspection (throttle body) $100
diagnostic check of sensors since a couple of lights are on $50 (will do for free since I’m getting the other work done)
My questions to you are:
A) Is this normal for the mileage as far as what needs to be done? Should I have something else done/checked as well? (I thought someone mentioned to me that I should get the serpentine belt changed as well.)
B) Is it a fair price?
Thank you all for helping out a humanities professor who knows more about books than cars.