every 10k you change air filter and cabin filter ?
is it because of climate where you live that you do it that offten ?
for me if i changed it every 10k i would be changing filters every 3 months
i do it every 20k every 6 month which ever comes last
i find dealer on oil changes all the time i just paid the lexus dealer near me 24.99 plus taxes to do a oil change on my Es350 the time before that i paid 34.00
Lucky you.. In Chicago at dealership it's more than $60!
I've owned my 2007 since July of 2006. It now has 144,000 miles on it. I replace my own oil, filters, wiper blades, a single headlight bulb, do my own brake work, rotate my tires, and have replaced all my fluids (except radiator) once now. Oh, and I also replaced a coil pack for $80 and ten minutes work two years ago. Otherwise the sum total of non-regular-warrantee maintenance work for those seven years of ownership are as follows.
The dealer cleaned my throttle body which didn't need it (the coil pack was an intermittent failure which they failed to diagnose). Because they left a hose disconnected during this visit I received credit for a free spark plug change which I took them up on at 120,000 miles
I'm about to purchase my fourth set of tires, not including the set that came with the car.
One radiator flush at Toyota.
Replaced a defective tire pressure sensor.
Four or five wheel alignments (lifetime from Firestone so all but the first are free).
That's it. Not working from original receipts, I estimate my total costs (dealer & DIY) so far to be around $5,000 or about $722 a year ($5,000/6.92 years). This has been by far the most economical car to maintain that I have ever owned.
Now my water pump may fail tomorrow which would kill these numbers, but that has been my experience so far.
Curious..how much was the tire pressure sensor replacement? Heard it was a few hundred dollars.
Thanks for your feedback.,
i know that with my other cars my 2000 cadillac seville sls there where sometimes i was putting 2000 a year some y ears i put as much as 12000 yes thats right on the cadillac owners forum i am know as the dumb *** lol or just crazy but yes one year is pent 12000 dollars
i had the HG done that was screwed up and about 9 months latter i had to have it done again so i had the entire engine torn down and rebuilt with a new block and everything
a few months after the first HG job the Trans had to be rebuilt
new rear shocks with the active suspension around 700 a corner 2200 for the first time the engine was down 4000 the second time
2300 for the trans coil pack went bad a few months before the second engine so that was 600 i was out of town and had no choice but to go to the dealer
lets see 800 on tires fuel pump i had a brand new car that was tittled in 2000 was one of the jokes lol
this 07 es350 i have has to be the best car i have ever owned
It's hard to say how much the install will cost ie: a tire dealer I know will do it free for his customers while some like dealerships will charge. As garsarno pointed out you can get 4 for $150 on eBay or buy one for $90 at a dealership.