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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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General Maintenance Package

My dealer is selling me “Chrysler MOPAR Synthetic Maintenance” package. It basically covers all general checks ups and oil changes and filter changes etc at every 10K Miles.

Package cost for 7 years plan is $1050

7 year maintenance (i.e. about 8-9 visits assuming 12K/year average)

Considering how much current owners are paying for current routine service? - does that sounds like a good deal or a rip off?

I assume $50 for general oil changes per visit but I don’t know if there are any other costs on routine maintenance visits = so I only see it worth $400 as of right now. What do you guys think?
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Do you charge you PacHy? If you do, you don't need to count the electric miles towards the 10k interval. The oil still has to be changed yearly regardless of the mileage, so you're looking at 1050/7= $150 per change. The "general check ups" are nothing more than an upsell opportunity for the dealer.
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You can do a full synthetic oil change for about $35. Why would you pay so much for a handful of oil changes?
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Also under general maintenance is air filter and cabin air filter changes,rotate tires.As far as a 35.00 full synthetic with filter oil change I assume if one does it at home you might be able to get the oil and filter for 35 bucks.I'm old enough now that I do not want to crawl around on the floor to drain oil and jack up my van to rotate tires.That being said I think the services needed would be more then a 50.00 average at the dealer.One is just pre paying for 7 years of service and with inflation I am sure dealer costs will be higher in 5-7 years.
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As a senior citizen, this owner also does not look forward to crawling under cars to get dripped on by hot oil from the drain opening and the oil filter, or jacking up cars and rotating tires, but there are better ways to do these jobs.

For oil changes, I use a Topsider oil extractor to pull the oil out through the engine dip stick opening. On first oil change I did indeed pull the drain plug, but only to see if the Topsider got it all. It did. And the oil filter on Pacificas is mounted on the top of the engine, so again no need to get under the vehicle. Purchased Quaker State Full Synthetic Ultimate Durability MS6395 certified oil from Walmart for $20 + tax, and a genuine MOPAR oil filter from Amazon. (Our local Walmart sells some MOPAR filters, but not the MO349 we need).

Have been taking it to Discount Tire for free tire rotations because we still have a vehicle in our garage with tires we purchased from them. When the tires wear out on our Pacifica, and it sounds like they will a bit earlier than planned according to what folks have been posting on this forum and reviews on Tirerack, will definitely go back to Discount Tire for new ones.

I turned down a similar service package offer from our dealer.

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Do you charge you PacHy? If you do, you don't need to count the electric miles towards the 10k interval. The oil still has to be changed yearly regardless of the mileage, so you're looking at 1050/7= $150 per change. The "general check ups" are nothing more than an upsell opportunity for the dealer.
Do you have a reference for this? I agree that only the gasoline miles should count, but I'd rather not have to deal with Chrysler denying warranty claims because I changed my oil at 20K miles (even though only 7K were on gas.) That plus the fact that the trip meter that breaks out electric vs gas only counts to 10K total makes this a bit hard to track leads me to want to change at 10K on the odometer, regardless of the source.
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It is amazing what you will find in the owner's manual:

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), 12 months or 350
hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350
hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern
for fleet customers.

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It is amazing what you will find in the owner's manual:

NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), 12 months or 350
hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350
hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern
for fleet customers.
Are you talking to me? I'm well aware of what the owners manual says, I'm talking about whether that 10k interval is based on the total odometer reading (gas+electric) or just gas miles, which is not specified clearly in the manual. I lean towards the former since it is the more conservative reading for warranty concerns and the car provides no way to track 10k gas miles since trip odometer resets after 10k total.
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