Ryan Branson is a real stand up guy, by the way, and if you need an oil change or other small service, please visit his shop at 5651 Auburn Street, Bakersfield, CA (661) 872-2281.
Ryan's been looking after my cars for at least 6 years and has never tried to sell me something that I didn't need. He pulled up my truck's maintenance history and looked over what we've done in the last five years. Besides the oil change, he recommended we do a coolant flush since mine was brown and not the lime green it should be. He also suggested we service the transmission which entails replacing the fluids.
I had him look everything else over and asked what else I could do for Blue Truck to keep it running safely. He suggested that in the next year I should also service my differentials (and I know what those are now) and the transfer case (the 4 wheel drive box thingy). He'll do those for me during Christmas break. He also suggested I get someone to change out my serpentine belt sometime this next year. I left Branson's $211 poorer, but feeling much more confident about Blue Truck's dependability.
Blue Truck finished the weekend with a run through the car wash, a vacuum job, and a topped off fuel tank. I think Blue Truck is going to be just fine!