Hey everyone, first time posting here and I could use some advice. I drive an '08 Outback with 65,000 miles on it. I’m due for an oil change and I did a search the forums here on transmission fluid changes and it’s probably time to get one done. My mechanic also suggested that I look at replacing the radiator fluid as well. However I just sank $900 into the car for various maintenance repairs last month and I’m having a hard time deciding what to do with this car.
I called around and have been hearing some really high prices. The Subaru dealership wants $235 for just the transmission fluid change plus $69 for the oil and that sounds ridiculously high to me. One shop I called quoted me on $275 for transmission fluid! People have been telling me that transmission fluid changes usually run less than $100. Midas offers a full fluid service that includes oil, transmission, radiator, brakes, etc for $289.
Should I get just the oil and transmission fluid change, or should I do the full fluid service? Any ideas what I should expect to pay and for some of these services or recommendations on where to get them done?