Other recommended services

toyota
highlander

#1

The Toyota dealer now hands out a brochure for “other recommended services” sch as injector service, transmission fluid flush, brake fluid flush, power steering flush.

Mine is a 2001 highlander with 100,000 miles.



Should I get these other services?


#2

Brake Fluid Flush - NEEDS to be done EVERY 2 years. So yes.

Transmission Flush - Has chemicals in the cleaning solution that can damage the transmission in some cases - No.

Injector Service - Buy two bottles of Techron Fuel System Cleaner, and dump them into your gas tank before your next fillup, and save yourself about $100.

Power Steering Flush - If your car makes more noise when cold for the first couple of turns during the day, then Yes, it might help. If no noise, then No.

BC.


#3

Your brake fluid should be done at least every few years.

Your transmission pan should be dropped w/ a filter change every 30k miles.

Injector service is mostly a money maker for the dealership though it can help in some cases if you have a problem with something.

Power steering fluid is a good idea, but you don’t really need to “flush” it. Once a year or so you could just empty out the reservoir with a turkey baster or something and then refill with fresh fluid.


#4

You should find a good independent mechanic, no need for a dealer now. I quit going to mine when they tried to force unneeded services.


#5

brake fluid flush That should be one of the recommended maintenance items. Is your dealer trying to get you to pay twice for the same service?