I agree that as my cars got nicer and income grew, I just let the dealer do the work....seemed like a hassle to do it myself. So I totally get it.Some of us are repeated self-proclaimed car idiots.
I have changed the oil in my cars before... when I had a 1981 monte carlo.
I'm slowly building up the confidence to do this type of stuff... (as I said, changed my air and cabin filters... but that's not quite the same as oil/brakes etc.).
Generally, I agree cutting costs is a good thing when possible.
I feel like there's a push-pull between "i own a 'luxury' car and shouldn't 'have' to or don't want to do these services myself" and "the dealer knows what I just said and feels they can charge whatever they want". As Chris1980 said... this doesn't feel much like Acura... more Merc or higher end "treatment".
I will ask my guy today what the quote for a full B, B1, and B12 service is.
But over the past few years my dealer began to "find" things that needed to be done. I got sick of them finding work or suggesting BS that was not in the scheduled maintenance. So I started to visit online forums and YouTube for how to videos...there is a video for almost every DYI for almost every car out there. For example, dealer wanted over $500 for front brakes. Found YouTube for my car and did the job in about an hour for about $150 (which included new and not resurfaced rotors). Repeated a year later for rear brakes. I just replaced a radiator for $140 and dealer wanted over $900.
I am not mr. handy, but for $750 I am willing to give it a try. Now I actually enjoy working on my car.