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2005 Corolla LE when to flush coolant and change hoses, thermosta

2005 Corolla LE-4 years old.  Mechanic recommends changing coolant hoses & flushing coolant & replacing thermostat, gasket & radiator cap. My car has been well maintained in NH. Is that necessary or are they just looking to make some money? Nothing is mentioned in maintenance manual except in the back "inspect and replace as necessary".

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Change the thermostat and the fluid, that is more than enough. The hoses should be replaced if they are soft or leaking.  I'm presuming your car has 100k+ miles.  so also change the belts.

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Changing the hoses, thermostat, and rad. cap on a 4 yr. old car is not necessary, I believe u are correct that this 'mechanic' is out to make some money by creating work. Find someone else to work on your car. Curt

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