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#9 of 14 Re: Me, Toyota, & TRD [joel0622]
May 05, 2007 (12:52 am)
The service department had the tech come to me and state it. He said "You need to take better of your car...blah, blah." They were upset I knew the tech trick to turn off the "maintenance light" cause they said if the "maintenance Light" was on for three months and I replied "No; cause I know how to turn it off." Another thing; they told me this..."You have to take care of your maintenance cause it will also hurt the clutch" so when Automatic's all sudden have clutches????
1: Stock tires are very crappy even brand new... and my secret plan is to buy extreme summer performance tires sometime next month. And buy steel or cheap alloy wheels with winter tires. They actually gave me estimate for tires: all 1,800 dollars of it. I can go to tire shop in Illinois and get a all season set for 500.00 bucks.
2: I drive so much if I did the 5,000 oil changes; I will get oil changes every month. Waste of money since it's fact oil today is much better than few years ago and can be streched out. My Dad works outside of Chicago; he puts least 75-80 miles one way. He never changes his oil change at every 3,000 miles like GMC recommends and its fine. My car wasn't acting odd, didn't lose MPG.
3: I'm starting to notice the Carmax here at the service department is bunch of money hungry aholes. They weren't helpful, and unprofessional therefore I will use my connections (Buddy of mine at work; works part time at high performance shop and his little brother happens to be Toyota tech) at another Toyota dealership in Illinois. Let them be the only ones touching my car for now on. And they will know about this when Carmax's service department surveys me. I straight out told them I couldn't pay 30k check up cause I had my car payment: which I think it's much important and also I'm not even at 30k mark yet.
Personally, I think they are just upset since I didn't allow them to install my extra TRD accessories cause they would made a killing so they are trying to get the money in another way. I also believe they think I also do street racing due to having Cold Air Intake; that's not true. If they void my warranty...oh well, I have 7,000 more miles until manufacturer's warranty ends. I can finally buy my exhaust headers and start stashing money away for those rainy days. Probably didn't help the fact that I am early 20's female and they were trying to sell me B.S. and I wasn't buying it.
#10 of 14 Re: Me, Toyota, & TRD [andeet]
May 05, 2007 (6:09 am)
To each his/her own. It is none of my business how you care for your car. Just for your sake I hope you rethink the oil changes. That is vital to the longevity of your car, especially if you are putting 60K a year on it.
#11 of 14 Re: Me, Toyota, & TRD [joel0622]
Jul 02, 2007 (3:22 pm)
Coming in late here...but...
I'm just wondering how you can spend all of theat money on a bunch of near worthless accessories and then skimp on oil changes?
Makes no sense, at least to me.
Jul 02, 2007 (10:08 pm)
Warranties are an interesting thing...
The manufacturer cannot deny a valid warranty claim unless they can show that an aftermarket part caused the failure.
You put enormous wheels on your SUV. You then start to eat wheel bearings or quickly wear out tie rods. That's not the manufacturer's fault.
You turbocharge or supercharge your car, you can expect the engine, clutch, flywheel, trans, driveshaft, diff, axle shafts, etc to all be denied coverage as ALL of those components will be heavily stressed by the additional torque. Now, if your power window breaks, that's not caused by the turbocharger, that should be covered.
#13 of 14 Re: Me, Toyota, & TRD [isellhondas]
Jul 06, 2007 (4:23 pm)
Cause I work nights and lose track when I need to do oil changes since I turned off the "oil change light." I always think its the "Check engine" light when I drive in the middle of the night. Also at the time; I personally thought the dealer should only do the oil changes and they usually can't make appointments until four to five days.
Everything is back on track with the oil changes but still working on the maintenance. Kind of hard when dealerships charge over 500 bucks for 30k and I need the 370 for the month's car payment.
Don't lecture me about "Total Cost of Ownership" cause I already know. It's just I'm starting to pay rent for a apartment that I didn't even live in while buying my car back in November. But hopefully something will come up and back me back on track.
#14 of 14 Re: Me, Toyota, & TRD [andeet]
Jul 06, 2007 (4:32 pm)
By the way....TRD Cold Air Intake actually increased my mpg to 23 miles per a tank; so it's not really pointless.