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If the list includes tires, brakes and filters, the total could start to add up quickly at a dealer.

I have no idea how many miles the OP has on the car but at 20K per year, that is around 70K miles. Many cars have long-life fluids in them now so unless the dealer is pushing their premium service, the fluids should be good. Around this mileage, you may need tires, brakes, oil and filter and air and cabin filters. $500 for tires, $300 front and back brakes, $40 oil change and $80 filters. That's around $920. Dealers may charge more but a 50% markup is kind of steep. The dealer must be suggesting more services that are not needed or maintenance was neglected to the point of needing an unscheduled repair.

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