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Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Oil, Sedan
#481 of 678 Re: I think my toyota dealership is taking me for a ride... [alex24]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:49 pm)
Yea man. that is a total rip off. I have a 2006 Toyota Camry Le V6 bought on July 2006 brand new. I do alot of driving. As today 01/05/2009 my camry is 128,000 miles. I never had to do a fuel injector flush or a steering fluid flush. The only thing I did to my car was change brake pads, spark plugs, tune up, . other than that change oil regularly.
Toyota are very reliable car.
#482 of 678 Tire rotation necessary?
Jan 16, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Hi, I am a new driver with not so much experience with cars and dealers. However, I am well aware that dealers are very good at convincing people to add unnecessary services at additional costs. I have Camry 2007 and have owned it for one-and-half-a-year. I have 10,000 miles. I recently made an appointment for an oil change, and I have several questions to educate myself before agreeing to have suggested services by the dealer.
(1) The dealer tells me that I should do tire rotation for every 5,000 miles for an additional charge of $13. They did not ask me for this when I went in for an oil change with 5,000 miles. I remain skeptical whether or not this is a necessary service to maintain my car in a good shape. Do I need it? I drive about 10 miles a day or so.
(2) This morning, I had a warning signal on for having tire pressure below the level. When I go in for an oil change, will they look into fixing this tire pressure issue?
(3) What exactly is tire rotation and how do I get rid of the warning signal for having low tire pressure?
(4) When I got my car in the summer '07, I obviously had a new set of tires. How long does a new set of tires usually last?
As you can tell from my questions, I am very new with car stuff. Please advise me. I feel like if I don't educate myself, I will end up paying lots of money for lots of unnecessary services suggested at the dealer. I realize that employees at the dealer are not the right group of people to ask for help in educating myself.
#483 of 678 Re: Tire rotation necessary? [Novice07]
Jan 16, 2009 (12:13 pm)
It would be good to rotate tires at least every 10K miles, it just helps keep uneven wear from occurring. Tire mileage will vary depending upon driving style and tire compound, but you should probably get about 30-40K on that original set of tires. When they 'rotate' tires, they will take the front right, and switch it with the back right. and similar on the left side. $13 is very reasonable for a rotation. Front tires in front wheel drive vehicles wear faster than the rears. They do the steering, hold the most weight, and do the majority of the stopping.
The TPMS light means you have low air pressure in one of your tires. Check the tire(s) pressure and refill with air, and don't forget the tire in the trunk, it has a pressure sensor on it as well. Common when cold weather hits to loose pressure and cause the light to come on.
#484 of 678 Re: Tire rotation necessary? [kiawah]
Jan 16, 2009 (1:26 pm)
People should know that for every 10 degree F drop in temperature, the tire pressure drops by 1 lb. For example, in my garage lately, it is around 45 degrees. If the temperature outside is supposed to be 15 degrees, I set my pressures at 35 lbs because that would really equal 32 lbs, which is 2 lbs over recommended, and that's what I always set my tires at - 2 lbs. over. Better two over than 2 under!
Kiawah is right, rotate at least every 10k or so.
It varies how long tires last, but in general, on original tires from the factory, anywhere from 30,000 to 45,000 miles.
#485 of 678 2004 Camry Seat Belt
Jan 24, 2009 (3:30 pm)
My 2004 Camry, when I unbuckle the driver side seat belt It wont pull all the way in.Some times when I close the door It stuck between the door and car body.
Anybody got the same problem or any idea what it could be?
#486 of 678 What would Happen if changeing fuel inyector for a toyota camry 4 cil
Feb 04, 2009 (10:30 am)
What would happen if i change a 2.2 fuel inyector of a toyota camry 95 4 cyl for a 1.8 fuel inyector of the same year 95 4 cyl.
would the computer respond if i put the 1.8 fuel inyector?
I Know its not going to have the same power but the reason im changeing it its because the gas is to expensive and im always moveing around in the car.
#487 of 678 Aftermarket brake upgrades
Feb 04, 2009 (11:29 pm)
The Camry brake discussion seems to have quieted down so I'll ask this here. Anybody have any experience with using brake upgrades (performance pads, rotors) or even OEM pads or rotors from TireRack? Is my 2004 4-cyl Camry just too bland, too 'family' to even consider any part that has 'performance' written on it? Actually I have zero complaints about the original Toyota pads and rotors, which now have almost 70k miles on them. I assume the pads are ceramic.
#488 of 678 After Market Leather
Feb 21, 2009 (7:19 pm)
1st time new car buyer. Looking to purchase the Camry, but I want heated leather seats. They said they could install them for $1399. Is the quality equal to factory installed leather?
#489 of 678 Re: After Market Leather [cfinnigan]
Feb 22, 2009 (6:13 am)
It probably depends on the dealer -- ask them to show you an example. I wanted heated leather seats on a Mazda6 a couple of years back and they installed them for me at no extra cost. They were beautiful and matched the car's interior very nicely.
#490 of 678 Re: After Market Leather [cfinnigan]
Feb 22, 2009 (6:41 am)
google leather seat covers, if you are handy