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    90k Maintenance

    Hey guys,

    Just got my car serviced at 90k and they listed a bunch of additional work to get done. Its listed as coolant ($130) Brake fluid ($110) Air filter ($56) Drive Belt ($220)... Seemed a bit much so I opted not to do any of it. I'm not much of a car guy but I figure I can do the air filter, brake and coolant.

    I'm assuming its just a simple top up? or do they actually drain it first and then put brand new fluids in? I'll probably just pay to get the drive belt done.. seems complicated.

    Went on my service manual and it said Dot 3 and Dot 4 works for the break fluid. Is there a specific brand that someone recommends?

    For the coolant it says mixture of antifreeze and water and ethylene base? I have no clue... hahah, could someone also recommend a product?

    For the air filter, it seemed pretty easy to change the cabin and engine filter from a couple videos I saw. Going for a K&N filter and see how that goes.

    and yeah any tips and recommendations would be greatly appreciated !! 🙂

    PS. Driving a 2014 Kia Optima EX

    Thanks in advance !

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    Oh here's the info from the service manual and the invoice from kia
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    Brake fluid should be changed every 2-3 years, and it's a lot more than topping off the master cylinder. It requires removing the fluid from each caliper and keeping the master cylinder filled so as not to run dry. Get DOT 4
    Coolant, just a drain and refill. I use generic (Peak) that is listed as replacement for all automobiles.
    Air filter, get an aftermarket paper filter, forego the K&N & high price.
    Also an aftermarket cabin filter.
    Take a look over on RockAuto for desired parts.

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    You can use the brake fluid the dealer has, its fine, DOT 3 or DOT 4. 4 is really more for high heat applications such as street/track and other racing. Don't do this yourself as brake fluid is extremely corrosive and can be messy. Its worth the hassle to let a shop do it.

    Do the air filter yourself

    As for a coolant flush, you can do that yourself as well with several popular brands form your favorite auto parts store. If you're not that handy, shop around for the best price on a flush here.

    As for the drive belt, they are inexpensive. If you are handy, this is something that can be easily done as well.

    Good luck!
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