My 2004 Corolla CE has 62K now and I’m considering getting the 60K maintenance done soon, especially since I skipped the 30K maintenance. Below is the list from the maintenance guide. The car has never been used for towing or driven on dirt roads, therefore I skipped the “special driving condition” part of the list.
- Replace engine oil and oil filter
- Rotate tires
- Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
- Replace engine air filter
- Inspect the following:
__ Ball joints and dust covers
__ Brake lines and hoses
__ Brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
__ Differential oil
__ Drive belts
__ Drive shaft boots
__ Engine coolant
__ Engine valve clearance
__ Exhaust pipes and mountings
__ Fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
__ Fuel tank cap gasket
__ Radiator core and condenser
__ Steering gear box
__ Steering linkage and boots
__ Transmission fluid or oil
I don’t want to pay dealer’s high price because:
a. This car comes with timing chain instead of belt (therefore no need to change the belt)
b. America Tires have been doing #2 below for me regularly (since I replaced all 4 tires there)
c. I guess #3 (cabin air filter) and #4 (engine air filter) should be relatively easy to replace, and I can purchase these filters from some auto parts store.
d. #1 (oil change) can be done at ~$30.
e. That leaves #5 (inspections) to be done, which I guess should be inexpensive.
Is my understanding correct? Do you think oil change/repair centers (like Jeffy Lube, sears, Midas, etc.) will accept an inspection job like this? Could someone recommend some places that do good inspections? Your help will be greatly appreciated.