Airstud wrote:Brought my 2012 Toyota to the dealership for its 5K interval servicing coupla weeks ago; they said I needed
A) new battery ($150). Indeed I had noticed the car being a little reluctant to start on a couple of occasions, and the Minnesota winter weather is coming. Is six years a good run for a car battery?
2) front brake linings. On the Green (all good) Yellow (will require further attention) Red (requires immediate attention) scale, these rated Red. Gonna cost just over $400. My Chase statement closed yesterday so I phoned to schedule the appointment and when I told the girl what service I wanted done (was surprised this info wasn't available to her via their own systems), she interpreted my "it needs the front brake linings replaced" as a need to have them check the hoses. "No, not the hoses, the linings, your own printout said 'Front brake linings.'" Well she said something about how that's not an option on her screen and proceeded to refer, for the rest of the phone call,. to the work being done as being done on the "brake lines." I gave up trying to get her to say "linings" after my 2nd or 3rd attempt.
See, I interpret "brake lines" to refer to the hydraulic tubing - dare I say hoses - that actuate the brakes upon the pedal being pressed. Am I wrong about this? I figured "brake linings" maybe refer to what I'm used to calling "brake pads" so am I just ancient? I can handle "linings" having replaced "pads" in the lexicon but I'm thenceforth much more hesitant to accept "lines" as a synonym for "linings."
(Also - is six years a good run for (whatever the heck I end up having replaced for $407)? or am I being hornswoggled? )
Take the car to Pep-Boys or something like that and get the brakes done for half. An untrained monkey can change out the battery.