I am new to Tacoma World and I actually don't own one. I logged in because I am doing my sister-in-law a favor. She is very low on money and hasn't inspected her car in a few years. I.E. she is driving the car illegally. I found out because I saw that her tires were bald. It turns out her brakes have 100k miles on them as well. She has a 2003 Tacoma 4WD, not sure of the engine size. I would like to do all the maintenance items required that I can in one weekend and would like suggestions on if I am doing the right things.
Replace Tires - found a set of used tires from a co-worker Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek with around 2k miles on them for $250. I know these don't have a great rating, but they are better than bald tires.
Replace Oil - would like to go with synthetic because I don't think she changes her oil, but not sure if putting synthetic this late in the game into an engine will help. Need long lasting oil. I may actually run one batch of oil thru it for a few minutes, then drain it and put in new oil, just to get rid of all the junk that may be in there.
Replace Rotors and Pads - Would like to go with Centric CTech if possible, to lower the cost. BUT, not sure how long they last, since I am sure she will try to use these for another 50k miles. Also, where is a good place to buy them online and how many different sizes are there for a 2003 Tacoma 4x4? She is in a different state so I can't drive over to see her information.
Replace Air and Cabin Filter.
Replace rear differential fluid - Never done this. How hard is it?
Replace auto trans fluid - Also, never done this. Again, how hard is it?
Finally, is there anything I am missing?
I am really sorry for the long first post, but I am hoping to do this either this weekend or next weekend.
Thanks to everyone in advance.