RE: 30000 mile scheduled service
Well, the dealership where I come from charges $350 for a 30,000 service. Includes:
Install MOC Oil Conditioner
Perform MOC Fuel System Cleaning Service
Perform MOC Decarbonization Service
Service front and rear brakes
Replace air filter
Perform 14 point inspection
Wash exterior of vehicle
Check washer fluid & adjust
Reset life indicator
Road test vehicle
Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
Inspect: Tire pressure, Coolant hoses & clamps, exhaust system & hangers, suspension components, exterior lights, tire condition, belts, drivetrain, HVAC system, windhsield washer, fluid level, brake fluid, steering equipment, battery terminals.
Lube as required: hingers, locks.
That dealership chargers $150 for a MOC Automatic Tranny Flush Service, and $200 with filter replacement. (Synthetic extra)
My $0.02 - Change the oil yourself, run some SeaFoam engine treatment (to decarbonize it), replace your own air filter, wash your own car, check your own fluids, rotate your own tires, walk around your own car to make sure the lights still work, and you can take if to a shop to get the tranny fluid AND FILTER replaced, and save ... over $600 from the dealer, or somewheres about $200 from the independent shop.
Plus, you'll know the job was done right, and not by some punk-*** 18 year old kid. (All the while, this is coming from a 19 year old)