2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test


2014 Acura MDX: A1 Service Complete

March 3, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

We recently reported that our 2014 Acura MDX was due for maintenance soon. We dropped it off to address its first A1 service. "A" was a request for fresh oil and "1" for a tire rotation.

Santa Monica Acura processed the MDX in about 90 minutes. The total cost was $140.02, split evenly between the two items. Based on this experience, we'll be back here for the next service.

Total Cost: $140.02

Days out of Service: None

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 6,243 miles

Comments

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    Please tell me it wasn't actually $70 for a tire rotation, holy crap!

  • dscain dscain Posts:

    I can get an oil change and tire rotation at my local GM dealer in the frigid Southeast for $39.95 (after coupon, which is almost always available). How much of the extra $100 is because of the Acura surcharge and how much is the Santa Monica effect?

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Oh, yeah - I would be back there for sure. What a joke. Thirty-five bucks worth of parts and 25 minutes' work - $140. Seventy bucks for a tire rotation. Sure, it's a wealthy area...but aren't we always hearing that the way people get wealthy is by NOT throwing away money?

  • dgcamero dgcamero Posts:

    That better have been with some exotic boutique brand synthetic oil, a new filter, 96 point inspection, and a road force balancing with that tire rotation to be worth $140, even in Santa Monica. It's a freaking Honda, it can't possibly hold more than 6 quarts of oil.

  • fmko fmko Posts:

    He doesn't care the company is paying for it. If he was paying for it, it would be a different story talking about getting ripped off. I have coupons that give you an oil change and tire rotation for $19.99 from my local Chrysler dealer.

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    Wow, I thought we were getting raped when we went in for our "free" first oil change on our 2013 Pilot and wound up paying $45 total including a $35 tire rotation. Just did the oil myself - $25 for Mobil 1 (0W-20W) and $5.50 for the Honda Oil filter. Had to get the $25 Oil filter tool, but otherwise, very easy to do - didn't even have to jack up the vehicle. My only complication now, is trying to figure out where to put my jackstands under the car - can't use the jack points without damaging the plastic...

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