ok not to hijack but I am ASE certified, I used to work at a dealership, and I have a ton of experience fixing cars. That said I am no longer permitted to do business with 2 Toyota dealerships in Washington state because I caught them replacing parts that weren't bad. They basically asked me never to come back.
In one case my parents taco got new tie rod ends and an alignment for a shimmy that turned out to be a wheel out of balance. I knew it wasn't the tie rods because I just replaced them less than 3 months ago!! I took it back after the repair and showed their mechanic how to use a wheel balancer! That one was kinda fun. They paid for the tie rod ends and the alignment on that one.
The second one was on my 4runner. My wife took it in while I was out of town because of a miss and check engine light. They told her it needed 3 new coil packs!!! Even my wife who knows nothing about cars knew that one was BS. That one ended up being a loose spark plug wire!
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