2008 Toyota RAV4 Q&A
2008 Toyota RAV4 Question: Average Repair Costs
Toyota despite recent bad press are one of the best cars on the road. Cost of maintenance depends on what is done and that is determined by miles driven and or time. Your owner's hand book outlines the basic service recommendations, or check http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/index.php Manufactures usually error towards minimal service requirements necessary to keep the car service costs low " for marketing/advertising purposes" and outline the least work that will still satisfy warranty requirements. For longevity most trustworthy mechanics will suggest frequent engine oil changes, annual or bi-annual brake fluid flush, and changing all the fluids (transmission oil, differential oil and coolant) more frequent than the manufacturer calls for, we do it for our own cars and customer's cars and many of us working in independent repair shops that specialize in Toyota have customers with 200, 300 and 400,000 miles on there cars. - patrick mannion
A rattling sound brought me to mechanic, he said it is the water pump going bad, cannot be repaired and because of the location, it will cost $900.00. Can you validate the time they are saying it ...