So I’m thinking of tackling my brakes this weekend and then transmission fluid next weekend. I was lazy and had a local shop do the engine and inverter coolant, but the guy was nervous about changing the transmission fluid based on his own bad experiences and the info he got from other techs he knew in the area. A dealer also told him the fluid is “lifetime”. He was concerned that there would be an internal screen that would get gunked up if I drained the trans, as that happened to another customer and it ruined her transmission. Wasn’t a Prius though. Anyhow, I’ve heard mention in threads here that OEM toyota transmission fluid and brakes are best, but I also saw redline d4 atf recommended as an acceptable trans fluid option. How about brake alternatives? Thoughts? Finally regarding lifting the car level. A friend cautioned me that when lifting the rear of the car after the front is on lifts to mind the car being pushed forward by the jack and potentially pushing it off the stands. any other general advice would be great. I’ve already read about disconnecting the 12v to avoid any unpleasantness and not to mess with the fluid at all whatsoever. I’m finding that I seem to be more in the know about my car the more people I talk to locally, and made the mistake of not telling the shop for the coolant not to flush the coolant out. He said they didn’t use any sort of pressure to do it, but it was still a facepalm moment.