I am writing this because I am a driver by profession and have an adequate amount of knowledge and information when it comes to vehicles.
I took my Mazda CX5 which is two years old and has 40,000 km to Agincourt Mazda for an oil and filter change. I take it to a dealership for service to maintain the warranty. It was my first visit to this dealership. They took advantage of the mileage to offer a scheduled annual maintenance even though I refused it at first.
What I learnt is this: At Agincourt Mazda, they call visual inspection of the essentials, like washer, coolant, steering and brake fluids and disc brake inspection plus an oil and filter change, scheduled annual maintenance and charge you 264.95, 205.22 of which is labor, plus tax 306.35. Something that could have lasted maximum 1 hour, lasted 2 hours for the price of the labor.
I got two cars. My own mechanic does not charge a cent for labor for the above service! Only the price of oil and filter. Agincourt Mazda, if you don't know what annual scheduled maintenance is, please refer to Owner's Manual, section 6-9 to learn more. They also gave me an estimate of 769.30 for my next oil change.
I certainly won't recommend this dealership for service to any friends, acquaintances or anybody else. Please be careful if you go to this place. I found it dishonest to do this to people at this time of Covid 19 when people count on a cent for other essentials!