Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How To Save $600

Doing your own maintenance can save you up to $100 an hour!

Many dealers now charge $100 or more per hour for labor on routine maintenance tasks. So the question is, "Why not do your own routine maintenance?" Well, there may be a couple of reasons you are hesitating to take on these tasks. But first, let's look at just a few of the routine maintenance tasks that should be performed at least once each year on your Goldwing, and the associated labor costs.

Oil & Filter Change  -  $60

An oil and filter change can take as little as 15 minutes. And, you can do it at home with basic tools. My DVDs will show you the tools you need and even talk about different kinds of oil to use.

Replace Brake Pads (Front & Rear)  -  $125

You can buy the brake pads online, save some money and do the job yourself in less than 2 hours. My DVDs will walk you through the process, every step of the way.

Flush & Bleed Brakes  -  $210

To ensure the integrity of your brakes, you should replace your brake fluid every year or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. It is good to do this when you end your riding season. Don't let contaminated brake fluid remain in your system. Brake fluid attracts moisture from the atmosphere, and where there's water, there will be rust and the life of your brake components could be reduced. The cost of brake fluid is a lot cheaper than replacing calipers or other brake components. I will show you a cool little tool I use to make bleeding the brakes quick and easy, even if you are doing it by yourself!

Flush & Bleed Clutch  -  $75

The principle is the same as for your brakes. This, too, should be done every year. My DVDs will show you how.

Coolant/Anti-Freeze Replacement  -  $60

As with brake fluid, engine fluid breaks down over time and loses its rust inhibitor properties. Leaving stale coolant in your engine and cooling system is inviting disaster. You can do this job yourself in about an hour and my DVDs show you how.

Replace Air Filter  -  $200

Replace Air FilterThis is a job that strikes fear in the heart of even the most dedicated do-it-yourselfer. Some dealers charge up to $400 for this! Yes, it takes some time, but you can do it. All you need is a little guidance and patience. Your air filter should be replaced every 25,000 miles. I do mine every year, regardless of miles. You can never harm your engine with a clean air filter. My DVDs will show you how to remove the top shelter to access your air filter. There are separate videos for 2001-2010 models and 2012/2013/F6B models.

The amounts above are estimates for labor only. And, you can buy most fluids and parts much cheaper online than what your dealer will charge you, so you will save even more by doing it yourself.

At a suggested retail price of only $89.99, these DVDs will pay for themselves many times over in just the first year you use them. You can watch them on any computer or television DVD system. Take your laptop with you into the garage and watch them as you do the work!

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