Originally Posted by jr's3800
Dealerships charge out the A$$ for parts... Some a lot worse than others...
If you can do the work on your own I would...
I say it is always best to find the small shops in your area, and select the good ones..
It sounds easier than it is . It'* taken me 15 years to find a mechanic I trust. He'* not the cheapest, until I calculate the cost I save by not being suckered into extras I don't need. Like Sears and Firestone do all the time... as well as nearly all the dealers I've gone to..