2012 with only 15k miles- tranny fluid/coolant/brake fluid/spark plug change needed?
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    2012 with only 15k miles- tranny fluid/coolant/brake fluid/spark plug change needed?

    My daughters 2012 has only 15k miles, and based on miles obviously doesn't need transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, or spark plugs changed. BUT it is over 3 yrs old...does that require theses services be done regardless of mileage? If you follow the owners manual service recommendations, they should be done. Seems somewhat wasteful to me. Thoughts?
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    What model?

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    2012 EX-L sedan with automatic

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    Change the fluids on tranny and coolant.leave the plugs unless you detect bad driving or a misfire like drive

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    Same advice as EffBee, leave the spark plugs alone and replace the fluids and you will be fine. My plugs looked fine at 92,000 miles when I changed them out. It never hurts to change fluids every few years no matter how many miles you have driven.
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    Should I change the brake fluid also?

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    I would leave be,unless and only unless that low mileage is from hard city abuse.major stop and go traffic.then yes change it.otherwise.no.I haven't changed mine in 115k miles or nearly 3 years.

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    Brake fluid needs to be changed at two to three years even if it's not being used hard due to the hygroscopicity of the fluid. The moisture building up is not good for several components of the system. A fluid change is the best way to get rid of that moisture. Don't forget to get into the ABS a good bit prior to changing brake fluid.


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    What do you mean by getting into the ABS?

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    Brake so hard that the ABS pump actually begins to pulse. It will push old fluids out of places it's long lain dormant like Smaug.


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