Originally Posted by o5iiawah
A local dealer quoted me $240 for the 30k mile service. To me, thats worth the price of not having to spend an afternoon chasing down parts, fluids, procedures and working on it in the parking lot of my apartment.
I just got back from American Toyota, the dealer I bought my Tacoma from, and I did not have them do the 30k service. Their price seemed ridiculous.
They wanted $245 to do their 30k service, which basically included changing the engine and cabin air filter (my truck does not even have a cabin air filter, I checked), lubing the drive shaft, balancing tires, rotating the tires and checking the fluids and brakes (which is already done each time I take it in for an oil change under my service contract), and parking brake adjustment. That did NOT include replacing the spark plugs, that was another $140. Replacing the transfer case and front & rear differential oil was another extra charge - I did not even ask how much they charged for that, I was already in shock over what they wanted so far that isn't already done every 5k on my service contract:
$245 for two air filters
, rotating tires, lubing drive shaft, adjust parking brake...
$140 to replace spark plugs...
Who knows what extra $$ to change the diff & transfer case oil...
I told American I would find some other place to do the 30k service. I just had them do the scheduled oil change and regular checks they do on my service contract. I'll check one other place, but probably end up doing 30k service myself.