They charged me $577. for the 60 K service maintenance on my Mazda protege 2003, I thought it was going to be a decent job until I found out they did not even check the level of power steering oil, or windshield wiper fluid, and when I asked if they could replace the light bulb I gave them, on the right light beam they wanted an additional $50. just to move a clip, a job that takes less than 5 minutes!
I asked for an estimate to repair the front right and left hub ball bearings they said the computer indicated a 6 hours job, for a total of $1330.
I called AAA, and went to a AAA repair shop in the Bronx the next day, same job for $550. ! And they came to pick up my car at my doorstep! Plus they were extremely nice and friendly.
Their estimate for the same job was half the hours of the dealership!
Plus the service manager Henry Colette at Mazda of Lodi was not the most friendly service person I ever met and did not seem to care much about quality and customer service satisfaction.
I am done with Car dealership in general, you would think they have your interests at heart, it is not true, it is more about how to make an extra buck at your expense and let you believe they are really working hard for you.