08-24-2018, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
First off, where in the world are you? i'm guessing USA
second, all are part of necessary maint to prolong the life of the car, ignore them and car won't last as long as it would if they are done. People neglect brake flushes, power steering and trans far too often. I see cars in the shop that are dead at half their expected life from lack of basic fluid changes.
third, prices if in the same currency here are reasonable for whats involved. A full service here with an oil change, air and cabin filters, oil filter and power steering, brake and trans flush / replacement is about $800. Coolant I recommend doing every 36 -48 months especially if you live in an area that freezes in winter and gets over 30C in summer as it does degrade over time
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."