Few weeks ago,my honda minivan's steering wheel shakes while go over 70m/hr.so took it in asked for alignment. I was told the front brake pads and the rooters are causing the problem..OK,put the new ones in then.the service advisor said:"I will take care you."waited 3 hours,total charged $550 with alignment .labor costs $300,parts $250.
Few days later got on the highway.guess what,same problem.took it in again.they told me the wheels were out of balance.they rebalanced the wheel ,and no shaking anymore.then I realized last time they not only didn't do that alignment,they didn't even bother to balance the wheels.just charge me and sent me on my way.and then the service guy told me the rear brake and rooters were bad too.OK ,do it then,it's on the jack already.waited 5 hours.total charge $490.labor $200.parts $290.Quote from the service advisor:"it's not cheap!"sure,top service comes with top prices,as long as it is a honest way.both time they won't give me a quote,just go ahead to get on it.
My wife took her MDX in for oil chang couple times, the car has around 50K miles on it.always been told to do something else.had rear deferential fluid changed.later she told me:"I don't even know what it is,but they sound so critical ."now I'm getting the idea maybe they did not even do that fluid change,just charge her and sent her out of the door the same way as me.