Hello pro’s! First, let me say I have absolutely no knowledge when it comes to car repair and maintenance. So I am hoping you guys will guide me in the right path, and of course, while saving me money, seeing that I live on a very tight budget. I bought a 2012 Toyota Camry SE ( 4 cylinder) 3 years ago at 35K mileage. I have only taken the car to the dealership where I bought it, and fortunately for me, I’ve only replaced the battery and performed regular synthetic oil change, and transmission fluid, over the 3 years. The battery and transmission fluid service was recently done on Oct, 9th, 07 - a total of $426. My drive an average of 7K mileage per year.
My question is: after taking my car in recently for another oil change, which they do every 4K miles, I was told I needed brake fluid service, install MOA OIL fortifier, 44K power enhancer, lubricate chassis, and the bill would be $596.
This comes as a shock to me, seeing that I just spent 426 dollars in Oct, and I will need to get new brakes and rotors soon as well, which they quoted me 924 dollars for.
Is this normal?
P.S: I have ran around town checking out independent shops and their quotes are only 100 to 200 dollars less, but that is because I prefer to continue using OEM parts on my car.