So… this was a topic of discussion in an earlier thread, but it kind of got off track. I thought it would be simpler to start a new thread.
What I was saying was that my regular mechanic wants to do the brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant… saying it’s been 60k miles and they need to be done. As I pointed out earlier, I’m on a limited budget and the suggestion was floated that I only do the really necessary items before my upcoming trip in a couple weeks.
Here’s what it says in the manual.
Auto Transmission (normal driving) - replace fluid every 105,000 miles (48,000 for severe conditions)
Coolant - every 30,000 miles
Brake fluid - every 60,000 miles
Power Steering Fluid - manual says to inspect it but does not list an interval for replacing it.
Rear Differential - manual says to replace it after 7,500 miles and then there’s no recommended interval for flushing it after that (up to 150,000 miles).
Transfer Oil - every 60,000 miles
Someone suggested checking the Power Steering fluid and the coolant… that would tell me if they need changing before my trip. I haven’t done that yet, but will.
So… QUESTION… my mechanic says to flush the transmission fluid every 60k. The manual says every 105k. Opinions?