Evidently my dealer does a lot of up-selling and I have lost confidence in their recommendations of “you need”. How do you know when to actually trust them?
I have a 2004 Prius now with over 150,000 miles, still with the original brakes. The dealer used to regularly says things like “You need new brake shoes” or “the brake fluid is dirty”. Since I’ve not heard ‘squealing’ from the wear indicators and the brake fluid reservoir has not been opened, I’ve put them off. Now it is 40,000 miles later and they have stopped saying I need brake work. The car is still fine.
So when do you trust them? I don’t and have started looking for someone else to service my car.