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A service garage stated that my Saturn Ion 2 which has 39,000 miles needs a brake system flush=$99.95 and a fuel induction service=$139.95. Is this standard operating maintenance service?

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The brake system should be flushed, every 2 years or when brake service is needed. As for the Fuel Injection Service, NO.... just fill up your fuel tank and add a bottle of Chevron TECHRON fuel system cleaner in every 3 months.

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Crock of Dookey. It's not needed. There are all kinds of you tube videos about $20 oil change businesses that talk you up for services you don't need check your owners manual or look it up on the internet. Don't just take complete strangers advise for what needs to be done to your car. Get the info from the manufacturer of the vehicle that you own.

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Although there are no set service intervals for brake fluid service, it should be done at regular intervals. Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs moisture very well, even from the air. The moisture absorbed will lower the boiling point of the brake fluid and can give you that spongy feel when you depress the pedal. So getting back to your question, if this is normal service? The best answer is that it could be. Of all of the fluids in a vehicle, brake fluid is the most neglected but one of the most important. I cannot tell you what service interval to use but set it mentally and keep to that interval. I personally use 3 years or 36000 miles.
As for fuel induction service, this is not normal service.

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A service garage stated that my 2006 Saturn Ion 2 with 39,0000 miles needs a brake system flush=$99.95 and a fuel induction service=$139.95. Is this normal maintenance service?


Although there are no set service intervals for brake fluid service, it should be done at regular intervals. Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs moisture very well, even from the air. The moisture absorbed will lower the boiling point of the brake fluid and can give you that spongy feel when you depress the pedal. So getting back to your question, if this is normal service? The best answer is that it could be. Of all of the fluids in a vehicle, brake fluid is the most neglected but one of the most important. I cannot tell you what service interval to use but set it mentally and keep to that interval. I personally use 3 years or 36000 miles.
As for fuel induction service, this is not normal service.

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Yes it needs to be replaced its already time for that.
IntervalsHere is what I recommend for maintenance intervals. There are exceptions to all of these including severe duty, which most northern cars fall into.

  • Change Transmission filter-30,000 miles, 90,000 and 150,000 miles and fluid at 60,000, 120,000 and 180,000 miles.
  • Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, unless you use Mobil One, in which case 6 months/6,000 miles.
  • Chassis lube every 3,000 miles, assuming there are fittings.
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  • Tire rotation: 5,000-8,000 miles.
  • Alignment: 15,000-20,000 miles., unless tire wear is not a problem and car goes straight.
  • Brake fluid flush and power steering fluid flush: 2 years or when dirty or discolored.
  • Air filter, pcv valve and cabin air filter: as needed.
  • Professional fuel injection service: 40,000 miles.
  • Throttle bore plate cleaning: 20,000 miles.
  • Air induction service: 20,000 miles.
MaintenanceEvery auto manufacturer lists their required maintenance on their web sites and in the owners manual the maintenance service intervals vary between manufacturers.

Your car is a moving piece of machinery, it needs maintenance, if you want this car to last you need to service it. Do not just do the minimum recommended services that are listed in you service manual. Make sure you service your cooling system which prolongs the life of the radiator and water pump, and the power steering system, which will extend the life of your cars power-seeking pump and gear box or rack. It will cost you much more than you want to spend when you fail to maintain your car and larger problems surface. I recommend that you review your owners manual and get acquainted with a reputable auto repair facility. A good relationship with you car and your car's mechanic will benefit you in the long run, providing you with a long lasting and safe car.

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