Took our 2007 Lexus RX 350 in for normal oil change at Lexus dealer and are advised that it needs (a) Rear engine head gasket replacement and reseal at a cost of $4,329 and (b) Right front lower arm control at cost of $1, 013 plus alignment after control arm replacement for $130 for a total $5,472. Car has 106,00 miles on it and this would be our first major repair on it. Car has shown no visible sign of oil leakage on garage floor to date but have noticed slight “shimmying” in front end around 75MPH. Kelly Blue Book trade in value shows about $11,666 for this model in good condition. Inclined to have item “b” right front lower arm control arm replacement and alignment work done either at Lexus or an independent to avoid uneven wear on tire and begin search for replacement vehicle but do nothing on the more costly item “a”. Lexus has advised that priority should be on correcting item “a”.
Your thoughts please.