Is $1125 too high for a timing belt service on a 2008 Subaru Forester?

Asked by Sep 28, 2017 at 05:16 PM about the 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Service includes changing the drive belt but I just had it changed 1k miles ago.  
They said the price quoted didn't include the drive belt bc it doesn't need it .  I
still feel like $1125 is high for a timing belt change but then again I'm in Los
Angeles.  My car is a 2008 with close to 117k miles on it.  

3 Answers

79,695

Too late to complain now. You are paying LA prices which are higher than my area.

2,755

get other estimates from reputable shops , that may well be the going rate , you can always do it yourself

5,710

It's a three hour job with a $60 belt; add a hundred for idler pulley if needed. $400-500 is the fair price around here (New England), and of course includes the $15 ps/alt outer belt, for gosh sakes!

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