Jump to content

  • 1
  • Search this thread
  • Reply to this topic
14 replies to this topic | 11 praises

#1

Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:48 PM

bestman
  • THREAD STARTER
  • bestman
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1
      Joined: 18 August 2018
      Posts: 1
     

Hi All,

 

I would like to get an advice from bro for my case below.

 

This morning, I went to service my car (Toyota Axio) , to check aircon intermittent cooling and normal servicing.

But W/S told me I need to change aircon compressor and all 4 shock absorbers (right side at rear is leaking) and lower arm front.

Total bill was S$2400.00 (They round it for me).

 

Did I get ripped off by W/S or is the price around there? I have attached the invoice for reference.

 

If I got ripped off, can recommend any good W/S?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • Scannable Document on 18 Aug 2018 at 10_20_50 PM.jpg

1 Anonymous member praised this

#2

Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:03 AM

t0y0ta
  • t0y0ta
    6th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    3,979
      Joined: 24 December 2014
      Posts: 1,325
     

Hi All,

 

I would like to get an advice from bro for my case below.

 

This morning, I went to service my car (Toyota Axio) , to check aircon intermittent cooling and normal servicing.

But W/S told me I need to change aircon compressor and all 4 shock absorbers (right side at rear is leaking) and lower arm front.

Total bill was S$2400.00 (They round it for me).

 

Did I get ripped off by W/S or is the price around there? I have attached the invoice for reference.

 

If I got ripped off, can recommend any good W/S?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

You changed many many many things for a single trip.

 

1) Engine oil + filter

2) Intake Air filter

3) Cabin filter

4) Entire Aircon compressor (this is difficult and expensive part)

5) All 4 shock absorbers

6) Battery

7) Suspension lower arm

 

This is a very very long list of items - individual prices look reasonable.

 

What you may be wary about is whether or not your Axio really need to change all these parts. If you have neglected your car for years and driven it like PHV style, then I am quite certain most of these parts need to be changed.

 

Anyway, its all dead and buried. With the parts changed, and you failing to get 2nd opinion first - no one will know whether you got carrot.

 

Just move on bro.



#3

Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

Othello
  • Premium member
    Othello
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    53,781
      Joined: 25 August 2002
      Posts: 10,872
     
If you ask me, it looks pretty decent. Mileage is 144k,your suspension components are refreshed totally.

Of course there will be some who can do it cheaper. You must remember, most workshops (if not all} mark up all the parts, so the more parts you change they earn more.

Next time get your own parts and go to your own workshop. Can save a bit.
"O, devil, devil! If that the Earth could teem with woman's tears, Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. Out of my sight!" (Act IV Scene I)

#4

Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:24 PM

Ahbengdriver
  • Ahbengdriver
    Supercharged
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    6,624
      Joined: 24 January 2006
      Posts: 4,420
     

Wah, AXIO's air filter $32? As much as if not a bit more than Merc/BMW one.


If you ask me, it looks pretty decent. Mileage is 144k,your suspension components are refreshed totally.

Of course there will be some who can do it cheaper. You must remember, most workshops (if not all} mark up all the parts, so the more parts you change they earn more.

Next time get your own parts and go to your own workshop. Can save a bit.

 Yeah of cos WS mark up the parts.  You can see in TS bill on Shel Helix liao :)

 

My friend BMW HPFP stockist sell $280.  WS charged close to $$600 with labour...huh.


===========================================================================
I am looking for another word other than "disgusting" to describe 4.62 minion but bcos I neber pass my PSLE, the only word I know is "KNNBCBB"

#5

Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:38 PM

Alg
  • Premium member
    Alg
    5th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    1,495
      Joined: 31 December 2010
      Posts: 510
     

Toyota parts very common. Get from Stockist. Min ghee, Ric-tat, Mandarin....

 

Can go a famous petrol shop workshop along upper thomson to change.... very reasonable labour cost.

 

Aircon go find aircon man. Ubi road 1 got one shop and Woodlands industrial the other one very honest chap.

 

Aircon problem could be relay, leak, cooling coil,compressor, cabin filter choke, gas......

 

No direct name of workshops mentioned or else people think i got road with them.... 

 

A simple search you sure able to find.

 

Edited: Oops, just realized you have done the replacement of parts. Anyway then FYI.


Edited by Alg, 19 August 2018 - 07:42 PM.


#6

Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Kklee
  • Kklee
    6th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    2,974
      Joined: 20 December 2002
      Posts: 2,904
     

Hmm.... never change AC receiver-drier? 



#7

Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

Kb27
  • Premium member
    Kb27
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    37,457
      Joined: 28 February 2005
      Posts: 11,539
     

If you can diy, you can save some money,.

Changing air filter is probably the easiest, some only need your hands to unclip 4 clips.

$32 is a bit too much.

 

A big one I use to change for my diesel van is about $25.

 

Many petrol engine used a filter probably about half that size and should cost $15 or less.

 

But then again, you need to spend time and travelling expenses going to stockist and buy it.



#8

Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

Othello
  • Premium member
    Othello
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    53,781
      Joined: 25 August 2002
      Posts: 10,872
     

Original air filter is not cheap, it's about $20+ ........ So $32 is reasonable, IF the workshop used original lah  :D My OEM one just costs under $10 

 

Just buy parts and bring to workshop - best 


"O, devil, devil! If that the Earth could teem with woman's tears, Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. Out of my sight!" (Act IV Scene I)

#9

Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:32 AM

Mcf777
  • Mcf777
    NOS-ed
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    17,668
      Joined: 19 August 2007
      Posts: 7,113
     

bestman

 

 

Pick-up the phone, call the stockist, how much does these parts cost. Most of the parts that w/s sell mark-up up 30-50%.

 

From there, add the labour fee around S$300 to S$500.



#10

Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Optramagnum
  • Premium member
    Optramagnum
    6th Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    2,706
      Joined: 07 July 2013
      Posts: 704
     
Move on bro. The amount looks alot before you changed all at one go. And these parts can last for years.

From the pricing, it looks OK, anyway Workshop also need to earn a living.

Look at the bright side, you now have a better driving experience due to new suspension parts and chiling aircon under crazy weather..

The experience is intangible and priceless.
Othello praised this

#11

Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:11 PM

Mzrmazda3
  • Premium member
    Mzrmazda3
    2Fast2Furious
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    29,887
      Joined: 26 October 2004
      Posts: 27,914
     

You have replaced quite a number of items ... [nod]

 

The pricing for each individual items looks ok for me as there will be some mark up from the workshop [nod]

 

Your ride should be in tip top condition now [thumbsup]


Othello praised this

#12

Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:30 AM

vincenttan67
  • vincenttan67
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    -8
      Joined: 24 July 2018
      Posts: 17
     

You don't have to change all the 4 shock, GUN TONG.

take a carton box and I LED torch light,  use finger to check made sure leaking then change .

 

if COE  left less than 3 year, can buy 2nd hand/used

 

 

Battery no need to change, only cannot start then change

 

Compressor Intermitent could be thermostat or aircon receiver , no compressor

 

Air filter I or my mechanics alway's use air jet  to blow the Dust away,no need to change unless used 2-3  years++


You don't have to change all the 4 shock, GUN TONG.

take a carton box and I LED torch light,  use finger to check made sure leaking then change .

 

if COE  left less than 3 year, can buy 2nd hand/used

 

 

Battery no need to change, only cannot start then change

 

aircon Intermitent could be thermostat or aircon receiver or colling coil value , not compressor

 

Air filter I or my mechanics alway's use air jet  to blow the Dust away,no need to change unless used 2-3  years++



#13

Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:32 PM

AHBA
  • Premium member
    AHBA
    2nd Gear
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    247
      Joined: 15 January 2013
      Posts: 166
     

You don't have to change all the 4 shock, GUN TONG.

take a carton box and I LED torch light,  use finger to check made sure leaking then change .

 

if COE  left less than 3 year, can buy 2nd hand/used

 

 

Battery no need to change, only cannot start then change

 

Compressor Intermitent could be thermostat or aircon receiver , no compressor

 

Air filter I or my mechanics alway's use air jet  to blow the Dust away,no need to change unless used 2-3  years++


You don't have to change all the 4 shock, GUN TONG.

take a carton box and I LED torch light,  use finger to check made sure leaking then change .

 

if COE  left less than 3 year, can buy 2nd hand/used

 

 

Battery no need to change, only cannot start then change

 

aircon Intermitent could be thermostat or aircon receiver or colling coil value , not compressor

 

Air filter I or my mechanics alway's use air jet  to blow the Dust away,no need to change unless used 2-3  years++

Battery cannot start dan change is probably too late. I tink a weak battery does affect the performance of some car components 

 

I will consider to change my air filter after using 2-3 years if I stay in rural area



#14

Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:21 PM

vincenttan67
  • vincenttan67
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    -8
      Joined: 24 July 2018
      Posts: 17
     

Hi All,

 

I would like to get an advice from bro for my case below.

 

This morning, I went to service my car (Toyota Axio) , to check aircon intermittent cooling and normal servicing.

But W/S told me I need to change aircon compressor and all 4 shock absorbers (right side at rear is leaking) and lower arm front.

Total bill was S$2400.00 (They round it for me).

 

Did I get ripped off by W/S or is the price around there? I have attached the invoice for reference.

 

If I got ripped off, can recommend any good W/S?

 

Thanks in advance.

 


Hi,

Are you still driving AXIO 2008 modsel?



#15

Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:15 PM

Minhthu2017
  • Minhthu2017
    Neutral Newbie
    The points of the user determines the rank. The higher the points, the higher the rank.
    Author Image
    The bar represents the rank and points of the user. The longer the bar, the higher the rank and points.
     
    Points:
    Points are accumulated from other users who Praise or Disliked this users' posts.
    0
      Joined: 16 May 2019
      Posts: 2
     

This is a very very long list of items - individual prices look reasonable.


Edited by Minhthu2017, 18 May 2019 - 04:15 PM.



  • 1
Back to Maintenance & Repairs  ·  Aftermarket Top Reply to this topic
Dynamics Mechanic Pte Ltd



Related user reviews on sgCarMart.com

Wei's Alignment Specialist

Wei's Alignment Specialist  |  Rating   Submit Review

Reviewed by The-Bacon  |  Neutral Newbie

They are very professional in going about their work. Help me to rectify the alignment problem without any fuss. Very good pricing too!

Chip Soon Auto Supply Co Pte Ltd

Chip Soon Auto Supply Co Pte Ltd  |  Rating   Submit Review

Reviewed by Ldawn88  |  5th Gear

I called to make appointment for oil change only. And was told to wait for an hour plus. Which I did. Then after an hour plus, I was told what are other issues which I think are small issues and my oil change not done!

Apparently they wants make more money from you.

If the workshop does not respsect your time and does not regard your instructions... » Read More

Related Motor Directory search on sgCarMart.com : Repair & Servicing


Quick Reply



Tags: toyota, repair, axio, aircon and 4 more...

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users