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Old 08-22-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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1) Mobile One oil change
2) Transmission drain and fill with new filter
3) Coolant Flush
4) Brake Fluid Flush

2006 Camry, 4 Cylinder, 35K miles.

I would go to an independent shop, but I know they won't use Toyota fluids so I want to go to a Toyo dealership.

I realize the price will be more expensive, but what is a reasonable cost for these maintenance services?

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Old 08-22-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Mnay independent shops will use Toyota parts if that is what you want.In fact many actually recommend it;I have found.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Independent shops will use whatever you want them to. If you want to make sure that they do, just buy the fluids beforehand and take it with you to the shop. I can see you needed an oil change, but your car has 35K and shouldn't need the latter three.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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Mobil 1 oil isn't exactly a Toyota product.

And I don't see how or why Toyota branded fluids would be any better than a top named brand (ie: Prestone Antifreeze, etc.).

I also agree the brake flush especially isn't needed on a car with 35K miles.

I'd get all of those jobs done (if you are dead set on it) at an independent garage and just be sure they use decent brands.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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1- $40.00 w/mobile 1
2-$100.00-$130.00 (fluid exchange/flush is better $180.00)
3-$80.00
4-$60.00-$80.00 (not a bad idea considering moisture in your area and vehicle being 5 years old)
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Mobil 1 oil isn't exactly a Toyota product.

And I don't see how or why Toyota branded fluids would be any better than a top named brand (ie: Prestone Antifreeze, etc.).

I also agree the brake flush especially isn't needed on a car with 35K miles.

I'd get all of those jobs done (if you are dead set on it) at an independent garage and just be sure they use decent brands.
Agreed. In my experience, dealers try to talk you into a bunch of useless, expensive crap. Every time I go to a Honda dealer for a servicing, they try to talk me into paying hundreds of dollars for maintenance that Honda does not recommend. That has never made sense to me. Then again, I am not the dealer's accountant.

By chance, did a dealer try to talk you into flushing the transmission, brakes, and coolant? Unless there is a specific problem to indicate that these are needed, I would skip them. I have an '07 Honda Fit with 75,000 miles. I have had oil changes and recently had to recharge the AC, but nothing else. It still runs great.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I have never had a tranny flush on any of my american made cars & never will. I DONT trust dealers cause they try to sell you everything including the restroom sinks.

Dealerships = Stealerships.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I agree, but local mechanics use the cheapest crap they can get.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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I have never had a tranny flush on any of my american made cars & never will. I DONT trust dealers cause they try to sell you everything including the restroom sinks.

Dealerships = Stealerships.
I have to agree. From what I understand, many modern transmissions are deisgned to never need flushing or replacment, though there are some differences of opinion, depending on who you ask, and depending how old your vehicle is. Check out this thread, this thread, this thread, this thread, or even this one (or just search for "Transmission Flush" on this forum).

A car dealer would sell you his grandmother, if they could get away with it. I would avoid them if at all possible.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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I agree, but local mechanics use the cheapest crap they can get.
Not if you insist they use quality name brand stuff.

Actually, I have never had an independent service garage put garbage into my cars even without my say so.
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