Replace valve cover gaskets? 2003 AT coupe 190K
So I'm limited in my knowledge of cars and have been spoiled by having an amazing mechanic. Unfortunately hes about 25 miles away and in Los Angeles that means like an hour and a half drive. This mechanic has been honest to a fault. His reviews on yelp are spectacular and hes almost legendary for infinitis in so cal.
A few blocks from where I live theres a guy who has been in business for a shorter period, but has the same stellar reviews. And he drives a g35. I just don't know what Im doing and hes recommended a bunch of stuff my previous mechanic never brought up.
The biggest deal is he is recommending(practically begging me to do it...like he berated me last time I was in) to have the valve cover gaskets replaced at a cost of $1200.
Is this something I really need to do? I've had the car since it was new in 2003 and it runs fine with no obvious problems. He seemed genuinely shocked that Ive never had this done. However I'm reading now about all these oil leak problems with the high milleage cars....