I recently took my 2004 Toyota Corolla into a dealer to have a 90,000 mile service but I turned around and left after I saw the price and their list of stuff to do. For example:
Flush brake system $133
Flush power steering system $106
Power flush cooling system $144
M/T flush $143
AC refresher service $72
EFI pressure clean $75
Top induction clean $85
The total bill was over $800...I don't know anything about car maintenance so I left because it sounded funny. I've worked hard to pay for this car and I want it to last so I'll go along with whatever maintenance is recommended! What is the deal with flushes -are they a good idea? My Toyota maintenance guide does not mention them at all.
My car has been doing one thing unusual as of recent. It used to pull up hills no problem even in 4th and 5th, but lately it hesitates a little and loses speed slightly, e.g. when the rpms level off after shifting to 4th.
I'm curious to know what yall recommend for maintenance at this point so when I shop around at dealerships or with an independent I know what to ask for and what to reject.
Thanks in advance! Ted