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LifetimeTIRE Program

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TimMcFarland, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    TimMcFarland

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    I just bought my Tacoma today, and the dealer told me about the Lifetime Tire Program. If I do all my maintenance on time at the dealership, they give me free tires when these wear out.

    Has anyone used this program before?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    Third taco owner in my family here. Made my dad wait til 65k to replace his tires. (Cost of their service) - (cost of same service elsewhere) = money for better tires than what they would give you.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    ya dont do it. toyota charge too much for simple stuff that can be done for half the price at other places.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    TimMcFarland

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    Thanks for the advice. In the past, I have not been favorably impressed with Toyota service. They do good work, but every time I took something in for them to fix, they started adding on a bunch of things that "should" be done. The last time, several years ago, I wound up with an $800 service bill, and felt like they took advantage of me.

    I have never heard of anyone being able to drive 65,000 miles on a set of tires. Amazing. They must have been down to the cord. I understand that Toyota would be in the position to determine when to provide this free service, but it seems to me that making people wait this long would be a tremendous liability. How many people have slipped on wet or snow-covered pavement and hit something while waiting for new tires?

    The terms of service also call for tire rotation every 6,000 miles and alignment every 12,000. Is this normal for a 4x4? I usually don't do an alignment until I get new tires, unless I've hit something hard and notice a different.

    Thanks again for all your help.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    believe it or not, some tires have up to an 80,000 mile warrenty as long as you rotate and keep proper tire pressure.:cool:

    So, 65K on a set of tires is easily achieved.

    When Hunter came and installed our alignment machines, they said reccommened alignment is about once a year, which could be 12K miles.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    TimMcFarland

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    Wow. I didn't know there was so much to learn. Maybe 50 isn't old after all?

    Thanks for the information. I was also wondering about tire pressure. These Dunlops are good to 51 psi. I have always inflated tires to about 5 psi below the max, but I read that 30 is recommended. It's on the door frame and posted in these forums. Why is that? It seems low to me.
     
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