If you know a good mechanic that would be the best bet. Mechanics
even when they're wearing a dealership uniform can be bad just like
any other mechanic.
If you don't know, or can get trusted referrals for any good mechanics
or shops, a dealership "tend" to be better for your specific vehicle
than the chain shops.
There is very little checking you can do with the sensors. The best thing
you can do for the winter is first have the battery and charging system
checked. If the battery is over five years old it is best to replace it.
Check the cooling system and if the antifreeze hasn't been replaced it
should be since it is seven years old. Check the brakes for good pad
material left and disks/drums in good shape. Depending on mileage it may be
time for new plugs and check the wires. Is it running smooth and good gas
mileage? Fix any known problems. If you take it to a dealer it is guaranteed
he will come up with at least $2000 worth of work that "HAS" to be done. If
you want to have it looked at take it to an independent service shop and
have it looked at. Check around with friends etc for someone who is
If you take your vehicle into a shop with this type of request....you
are just asking to be bent over. There is nothing to check with
sensors...they either work or they don't. There are no real adjustments
on your vehicle. I'd be concerned about the battery and connections,
strength/age of your a/freeze...etc. If you do want a "tune up"...all you
need to do on this vehicle is ask to have the spark plugs replaced and
the fuel filter replaced. You ought to be able to check the air filter
yourself. About the only other things that might help is to have the
throttle body cleaned....but if she's running good, I'd skip that for now.
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