Nearing our 5000 mile service time-frame......other than oil change what do they do? Do most of you use the dealer for this service? What could I expect to pay? I have never used a dealer service department in the past for scheduled maintenance........but with a hybrid, maybe I should. Any Toyota discount "coupons" out there? Any thoughts/opinions/input would be appreciated.
Best to consult your maintenance schedule to see what is needed and when, but generally, only oil and filter and a rotation at 5M.
I paid $29 at a dealer for an oil change and $20 for the rotation (I had a warranty repair needed so I did both at the same time), but others have paid up to $75 or more.
Ignore the dealer's maintenance schedule.
Dealers are the most expensive option out there...avoid them, unless you need a covered repair,
You don't need to go to the dealer for an oil change and rotation, however.
Just took my 09 in for the 6,000 mile oil change. The dealer does mine FREE for the life of the car every 3,000 miles. They wanted to rotate and balance the tire at $69.00 per trip. I told them no thank you and went to my trusted tire dealer and had a LIFETIME balance and rotation service done for $79.00.
Dealer around here recommended an 'oil flush' for $100 twice a year.
Many gas stations recommend them once every 70,000 miles and typically charge $30.
Dealers are NOT Toyota, they are independent business people trying to "make a buck"...yours!