Take one daughter's CRV and ask for an oil change, wiper blades and rotate and balance tires. Take the complimentary shuttle to the airport and leave;.
Two days later my daughter received a phone call from service. Her carefully maintained car (104 K miles) needed spark plugs, a valve adjustment, new gasket, complete brake fluid flush and refill, air filter, plastic headlight cover sanding ..."but wait there's more"... The exhaust bracket is ready to fail as well and there is soot near the joint on the exhaust as well.
Dad to service: "spark plugs , did you inspect them?
Service to dad , "no"
Dad to service , " valve adjustment , are you sure it is needed?"
Service to Dad: " no"
Should I continue ?
"Oh", these "must haves" brought the bill to $1800"...
The car had new plugs ( six months old), recently drained and refilled brake fluid. . The valves has been adjusted a few months before....... OK enough of my story except for two final anecdotes.
On the way home after paying for my original few repairs and one additional " find"... The car vibrated so badly that I turned around and returned to the shop.....sure enough their balancing had been faulty.My spotless car was covered in dirt when I returned. I was told it was due to construction for a new showroom.
Run do not walk from Berlin Honda. Service. . Your wallet will thank you.
David Smith. Acton, ME.