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:
<br/> Flush brake system $133
<br/> Flush power steering system $106
<br/> Power flush cooling system $144
<br/> M/T flush $143
<br/> AC refresher service $72
<br/> EFI pressure clean $75
<br/> Top induction clean $85
<br/> 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.
<br/> 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.
<br/> 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.
<br/> Thanks in advance! Ted