Need Help?

2004 Lexus RX 330 Base 4dr SUV

2004 Lexus RX 330
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 4-Door SUV, Mid-Size Station Wgn
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
 Miles
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle


Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics


December 27, 2012, 8:35 am

Pat T
 

Question: how can i make sure work was done

i took my car in for winter check, by the time all the so called repairs, the bill was 5.500.00i want to make sure it was neede and also was done. im a widow with no auto repairs experence/


December 29, 2012, 12:03 pm

Ron W
Expert Mechanic

Best thing to do is ask to see the old parts. In California they are required to save them for you if you ask for them WHEN you sign to have the repairs done. If you ask after the fact, they are not required to give them to you as they may have already been discarded. You can ask the shop to show you what was changed on the vehicle. Even if you don't know what you are looking at, fresh parts are clean and look new so they should be able to be seen fairly easily.

As to whether they were needed, you could have a second shop inspect the vehicle to see they also recommend the same services.


0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to



My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…