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Auto Transmission & Power Steering Maintenance - When is it really needed?
I brought my 2009 Mazda6 i in for the door bolt recall and had an oil change while there. Service writer came out before they finished and said that with 57K miles my car needed rear brakes (possibly right) and the power steering, the tranny, and the brake lines should all be drained and refilled. I told him I'd reschedule due to time constraints. But I was appalled at the total price (~ $900) and concerned that not all that was actually NEEDED !
I have never heard of the power steering needing normal draining and refilling and I have a a hunch that the tranny and brake fluid isn't really needed until the 90-100K mile area.
Any thoughts or suggestions other than getting the work done elsewhere, if needed?