VIP / Scam and rip off!
I own a 1999 Camry CE. I was told that it needed new tie rods at about 135000 to pass the state inspection by the local VIP dealer here in Maine. I did not have the money so I took it off the lift and started for home. On a hunch I stopped at a local repair shop. The Camry passed the state inspection and now has 168000 miles with the original tie rods. The same VIP store also told my daughter that her 2002 Dodge Caravan with 80000 miles need tie rods the very next week.
Guess what, she went to the other garage and passed the inspection. VIP threatened to call the State Police if she did not replace them as the van was unsafe. She told them to go head, in fact she would call them herself. They relented. Be care who you believe.