My mechanic, who is into keeping cars in good shape so that they don’t break down, usually gives me suggestions of services my car needs in the next six months. We usually pan them out according to priority.
During my last visit, I got my steering wheel pump replaced as my car was making a lot of wheezing noises at turns. He also suggested that I:
1) Replace low pressure power steering hose
2) Replaces right and left lower control arm bushings
3) Throttle cleaning
I do want to keep my car in good shape. It’s a 2002 civic with 66K miles. I have always followed the guidelines within my car manual. But when it comes to the suggestions above (which I cannot find in the manual), how should one decide that I will be needing these services now rather than later? My six months are up on those suggestions. :",Factory guide vs mechanic suggestions,
2563779,"Just a couple questions to help me understand.
Doesn’t the metal engine expand too? Why wouldn’t the top of the oil pan expand with the engine?
Wouldn’t this issue creep up anywhere where oil is changed in a hot engine? If this is a problem for quick change oil businesses, why isn’t it an issue at dealerships and independents who drain hot oil?
This issue makes me glad I have installed drain valves in place of the plugs on my personal vehicles.