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Old 11-25-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Winter is coming - don't forget to change the air in your tires .
LMAO...Good one....
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Winter is coming - don't forget to change the air in your tires .
No doubt the dealership referenced in the OP would do it for the very reasonable sum of $50.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Yes ... Winter Tire Air, and ... Winter Headlight Fluid (Halogen) !!


Silly woman - mechanic prank - YouTube
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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I just stumbled on a site today called repairpal.com. I was checking around for the cost of a repair. I played around on the site it was real helpful.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Since I bought my 2007 Corolla I was told pretty much from day 1 I need new struts. Oh warranty doesn't cover it?! NOPE... In the 8 years I've owned the car I haven't changed the struts - talked to a mechanic he said oh anytime they see a tiny bit of fluid they say that, and it's not needed...

$80 for a rotation!? THAT IS INSANITY!
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Personally I would never use aftermarket filters, especially FRAM, on a car still under warranty. Do some research on FRAM filters and you will see why. I use OEM filters but buy them online for much cheaper that most dealerships charge. All the other things they want to do are just money makers for them.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Winter is coming - don't forget to change the air in your tires .
ask for nitrogen air for more luxurious ride.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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4. Break fluid exchange service - I'm confused on why we need this. Do we need to try and do this? I'm confused because in the descriptions it says this needs to be done every 30-40K Miles. I am no where near that.

Operation Description:

One of our skilled technicians will check the condition of your vehicle’s brake fluid and,

if necessary, remove contaminated fluid from the brake lines and master cylinder,

replace the old fluid with appropriate brake fluid. The entire brake system will be

inspected for
leaks, master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, harmful varnish

build-up, broken or rusted bleeder valves, worn rotors and drums, and air in the brake

lines.
Interesting that they're recommending something early when they have no idea if it needs it. The wording says that they don't know, and didn't check.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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A. Service writers are paid on commission, the more they sell the bigger their paycheck
B. Car has 18K miles on it.....it is fine!
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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checking the recommended service in the 2012 owners manual, it appears that Infinity recommends brake fluid be changed every 24 months or 30,000 miles.

And yes, per a prioe poster RepairPal can be a useful site. I know one complaint was the computer version and the cell phone app version didn't necessarily "talk to each other" if you had a membership / account
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