I am an expat living overseas in Africa and am looking to sell my car soon. I wanted to get some opinions about what is customary for servicing.
Some background, I have a 4x4 car with 114,000 km. I bought it when it had 103,000 km. In the last 7 months of ownership I have replaced:
- steering rack
- timing belt
- front and back shocks (Monroe)
- fixed a broken coil
- spark plugs
- replaced wind screen
- replaced side mirror
- fixed radiator lid which was causing leaks
I’ve put a lot of money into the car so far and so I am reluctant to put in more before I sell it. I was quoted $20 USD for buffing (which I'll definitely do) and $100 USD for a “service” which would include:
- engine oil
- oil filter
- air filter
- fuel filter
- check brakes
- check suspension
I am just wondering if all those items in the service are necessary. Are any of those items truly necessary for checking if my car is well-maintained? The next oil change is at 133,000 km and I check my oil and coolant regularly.
Are there any items instead of those above that would be better to have checked as a pre-sale inspection?
Anything helps. Thanks so much.