Just had the Corolla in to get some work done today! Work I have been putting off. I ordered all the parts myself on Amazon and had them installed today. New intake gasket, serpentine belt, spark plugs, 4 new shocks, wheel bearing and an alignment. Cost me about 840$ CDN total. 340/500 (parts/labor) respectively. Felt nice to have the car repairs up to date. Only thing I have done previously is 1 wheel bearing. Im at 190,000kms (125-130k miles) and hoping for tons more!! Next up to be done myself is oil change with m1 ep 0w20 and trd filter for winter. I will also be putting in a fresh air filter and cabin air filter. I also gave the car a waxing with some nu finish.i also did headlight restore on front lights and installed 9012 bulbs for low beams. Always more things I think of wanting to do with the car!! Anyone else do any work recently before winter? Any handy tips to pass on? Always curious if I can find other things to optimize my car to be in top shape. Thanks for listening!! other things for me to do: Vacuum and shampoo interior Clean dash etc Winter wipers Might wax again in november before snow starts Sand and paint my back drums Install snow tires Change power steering fluid out Winter car mats in.