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Do I Really Need These or Am I Being Scammed Again?
2013 Rav4 bought new same year, now has 44.8k miles.
So I took my car to the dealership for it's 5k service maintenance and I noticed that each time my bill for the service is $29.95 or less than $80, the service rep comes up with some "you need to get this done" list. History: 2 years ago another service rep from the same dealership showed me what seems to be copy/paste images and description of a problem they found on my Rav4. Note that time my car was only a year old. The document wasn't even on an official Toyota sheet. Anyway he said it'll cost me $680. I declined and to this day, after several other service maintenance visits, nobody has ever mentioned seeing that problem.
So here's the list of what a service rep found and recommends. Someone from the Toyota Owners forum said if it's not in the Maintenance Guide Book, you dont need it. Makes sense.
BG Brake Flush (06TOZBFLUSH): fluid absorbs moisture rec flush every 30k / 2 years (this one I had done for $150+)
During the operation of a vehicle, the brake fluid's boiling point is continually reduced through the absorption of atmospheric moisture. The moisture content can lead to the formation of vapor under hard braking conditions, reducing the system's efficiency. Flushing the old contaminated fluid out of the system and replacing it with new clean fluid.
If not maintained, the contaminated fluid will deteriorate the brake system resulting in unsafe brakes.
Brake Flush DRIVE LINE SVC - DLINE: 4WD vehicle, due every 30k Note this was never brought up during my 30k, 35k, and 40k service.
Heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads cause gear oil to break down or to be contaminated, leading to lubrication failure and worn gears. Drive line service removes and replaces old worn-out lubricant from manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, transaxles, and transfer cases.
If not repaired, worn universal joints may cause a squeaking or clunking sound when the vehicle is accelerating. The driver may also experience a shuddering sensation while the vehicle is in motion. Neglecting these signs could cause the drive shaft to separate from the vehicle, making the repair more expensive and possibly damaging the vehicle.
Mass Airflow Sensor Service: optimizes fuel economy rec every 35k
A Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor monitors the temperature and weight of air entering your engine. Your onboard computer needs that information to calculate the right amount of fuel for all engine operating conditions.
The sensor works by heating a delicate platinum wire or plate and measuring the current required to keep it at a constant temperature while air blows past it. Over time, dust and oil particles stick to the hot wire/plate and bake on. Eventually, those baked-on particles insulate the wire/plate from the airstream. This causes starting, idling and acceleration problems, as well as poor gas mileage.
Vent Service by Toyota: cleans the evaporator core and reduces any a/c odors
This is an air conditioning evaporator cleaning treatment designed by Toyota. The evaporator is cleaned and a spray treatment is also done that kills all of the bacteria in the vents.
This will allow your climate control system to stay clean and fresh. It will kill the bacteria caused from re-circulated air, and will also allow the internal workings of the air condition system to better function.
I'm seriously running out of service reps I can trust in that dealership.