I have been getting my 2004 Toyota Matrix 4WD (56,600 miles) serviced at the same dealership for the past five years probably due to convenience and habit mostly but the list of needed repairs and the costs for each I was given on the phone this morning may put the kibosh on that for good. I know dealerships are notoriously expensive but does anyone have any opinion on the repairs and these costs I was quoted? (the dealership is in Chicago)
–Battery terminals need cleaning, no repair or parts needed - $49.95
–Replace cabin air filter - $85.00 (I declined this)
–All spark plugs need to be replaced (never been replaced before) 4 iridium plugs + labor = $187.24 (I declined this, shouldn’t this cost around $125?)
–Transfer case seal is leaking differential fluid -need to be repaired (parts + labor) $267.12 (was so unfamiliar with this I didn’t know where to begin researching so I had them do this - oweee)
–Flush power steering - $159.95 (they said the fluid was black - I did not see it but the info I was pulling up indicated it’s probably not needed - what about that? if it is indeed black, should it be drained and replaced?)
(I declined this because does this need to be done and if so shouldn’t it be more like $120?)
Thanks for any input you can provide.