Maintenance for 4 yr old TL w/ 16K

My 2003 3.2 TL (bought in 11/02) has around 16K. I'm scheduling some routine maintenance for next week. Other than an oil/filter change, I'm thinking of having the brake fluid changed (since the manual actually says
to do this every 3 years and nobody at Acura mentioned this to me last year when I brought it in). Does the brake fluid really need changing now even at only 16K, or should I wait some more?
I'm also thinking about having and the tires rotated and rebalanced. Is the rebalancing really necessary?
Anything else that needs to be done at this time that I might be overlooking?
Thanks,
J.
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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 19:56:59 GMT, jaynews said:

Moisture in your brake fluid can cause poor braking performance, and can also cause your brakes to drag and possibly seize. Plus, dirty brake fluid can harm the rubber parts and can block passages. I say have it changed. It cost me $60 to have it done. Well worth it, in my book.
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4000 miles/year? Cheaper and less hassle to take taxis.

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<<4000 miles/year? Cheaper and less hassle to take taxis.>>
Working at home helps keep the milage low. Yeah, it probably would be cheaper taking taxis given the high cost of NJ insurance. Not sure it would be less hassle though, given that I live in the suburbs.
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D.D. Pallmer wrote:

That all depends upon where you live!
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jaynews wrote:

Follow the guidelines in the owner's manual and always be sure to use the specified chemicals. Honda's ATF and power steering fluid are proprietary; i.e. manufacturer specific. In your case, you would use the "time"; not "mileage" schedule. Drain and refill the automatic trans as well. I would do this every 15k miles. Don't let anyone sell you a "flush," either. All that does is "flush" money from your wallet. If you change the ATF regularly, it is unlikely that you'll have any trans. problems. As far as the tires are concerned, consider two things: Tire wear and presence/absence of vibration around 65 mph. If wear is normal and ride and drive are smooth, why spend more than you have to? But, do rotate the tires regardless, and maintain proper tire pressure. The A/C cabin filter should be looked at as well.
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On 23 Oct 2006 14:36:48 -0700, KennyB said:

And the engine air filter, while you're at it.
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KennyB wrote:

In addition to KennyB's suggested items I'd add inspection of the engine air filter and PCV valve. 16K miles between tire rotations is about twice as long as most tire shops suggest. You probably go in for one oil change/year; be a sport and also have them rotate the tires at every oil change. See pattern A on http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techidC No point in rebalancing the tires unless you've got a vibration.
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"jaynews"

geesh put some mileage on the thing or get a beater
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jaynews wrote:

Brake fluid is a good idea. Please only have your work done by someone experienced with Honda/Acura products either a dealer or a specialist independent.
As far as the tires I don't get them rebalanced unless I feel some excessive vibration, but then again I am very sensitive to vibration. That said, the cost to have the balanced checked while the tires are off for rotation should be very little. In my case I do my own rotations and have a shop do the work if balance and rotation are called for.
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