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Archive for December 11th, 2006

Why I avoid oil changes — take four

Monday, December 11th, 2006

So, I just received a call from the mechanic working on my car. Apparently the hose that is leaking coolant (now about 2 qts low) is a part of a larger part that is actually composed of four hoses and a central unit. The cost for the part alone is about $90. The cost for the labor to install said part (“a mess of hoses that are hard to get to”)? Well, the total with tax is going to come out to about $254. Ain’t life swell.