I have a 2000 Chevy Impala which I took for an oil change recently.
The company who is doing the oil change has recommended the following
* Brake Flush
* Fuel System Cleaning
* Power Steering Fluid Flush
The car has 64,000 miles and I don't believe I have ever done any of
these services in the past.
Do I need to do any of them or is the company just trying to make some
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Check your owners manual!! Aot of newer vehicles have longer life fluids in
them. Alot of times the dealer is competatively priced on the work and has
the correct fluid for your vehicle on hand, insted of a universal one fluid
does all most quick lubes use.
You forgot wallet flush. None of these are bad things to do, but they are
not necessarily needed. How are they going to clean the fuel system? Run
some gas through the lines? You probably should change the filter though.
Going from memory, I've never seen a recommended power steering change and
I've never done it. Unlike engine oil, it gets very little stress on it.
I just ran through the maintenance schedule on my car up to 150,000 miles.
None of these are required. Transmission fluid change is at 105,000 miles.
They also recommend oil changes at 7500 miles, but I do them closer to 7000.
As an ex mechanic, I can assure you that I've seen the difference. I'd
highly recommend a flush every 60K. You are free to have your own
opinion. The tranny in my car is over 4K, it's worth it to me to treat
it right. Read the owners manual.
Most mechanics at my dealership don't recomend tranny flushes, they change
fluid the old fashioned way. The reason behind their logic is the flush
pump creates too high a pressure on lines designed for lower pressures.
Also, my father had his Suburban tranny flushed, and it shifted strange
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