He told them to fix the brakes and leave the other stuff alone. Then he took it to another mechanic, who said the transmission was old but still in good shape, and the fuel filter had nothing wrong with it.
I won't put the name of the dealership that tried to rip my friend off. But I know who it is, and I wouldn't buy a car or get it fixed there in a million years.
Word gets around about lousy service.