Snk, being at a GM dealer you may not have had the pleasure of putting plugs in a hyundai v6. Intake has to come off... Same for Kia and some toyotas and fords. Nissans usually give big enough windows in the intake to get plugs out.
If all they charge is 1.2 for V8 tune I have a 96 impala SS LT1 that needs plugs and wires. Side note here: LT1 wire labor rate is right at 3 hours. Did one and the guy was an ass and bet $100 he could do job in 45 minutes in parking lot... Both boss and I took bet.... He lost badly.
Not busting yours but the days of a flat fee tune up are long gone, If you're a tech you may want to check on their labor times.
For the OP.. The dealer has upwards of $10,000 in the hard and software for the scanner they hooked to your Jeep, and, unless things have changed since I was a dealer tech, Chrysler REQUIRES them to buy their scanner and software at whatever price chrysler charges.
Then there's the dollar outlay for training techs to use said tools correctly, you have to know what you're looking for.
This isn't meant to bash OP either... A big problem for the car care industry is consumer education, much less shitty techs and shops ripping folks off.
Had a podiatrist tell me one day he doesn't envy my job. I asked why and he told me point blank " I only have to learn one brand with 2 models while you have to learn hundreds".
Dammit man I wrote a novel
08 2 door (yes they made them) 3.5 RK lift, 35s lunchbox locked 30 front 44 LSD rear
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