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Prepaid Maintenance Program

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jsackspot, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:26 AM
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    jsackspot

    jsackspot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For $399–

    3 yrs, 5 services. Worth it/saves…$?
    (All the other basic stuff like towing, etc.)

    They are normally $120 per service at the dealer.
     
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  2. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    HondaGM

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    Not me...Ill let the motor blow up before i let those express guys touch mine...but thats just me
     
  3. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    shakerhood

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    Is it 3 years beyond the first 2 years of free maintenance? If not you would only be paying that amount for 1 year of maintenance.
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:32 AM
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    twitchhero

    twitchhero ___YOU BOYS LIKE___ MEX-I-CO???

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    I would save the money.
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:43 AM
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    Vlady

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    The key word is 3 years. Major service items start after 3 years with fancy($$) fluids and labor -diffs, tcase, tranny, spark plugs, etc. I would pass on..save money
     
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  6. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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    jsackspot

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    Clarification, this vehicle is just out of the free service period. It is getting the basic oil change, though the diff change is due (currently at 30k).
     
  7. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:14 AM
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    rolled93slc

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    Stick as stick can be.
    :crapstorm: here comes all the dealership hate.
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:18 AM
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    Tacospike

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    I think the diff is 60k

    I wouldn't do it
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:20 AM
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    Ah, that’s interesting— will consult the manual.
    What do you think about the Toyota prepaid plan (pst 30k and the included maintenance)?
     
  10. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:32 AM
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    Chew

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    I mean, it depends what it includes.
    That said, there is a very good chance they want your money now,,, cause it's not a good deal and they'll make non refundable or nearly impossible to get a refund.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:37 AM
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    jsackspot

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    5 oil changes. Tow service, etc
     
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  12. Jan 24, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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    Unfortunately they bring it upon themselves.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM
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    Stick as stick can be.
    Unfortunately, you only hear about the few bad apples. I heard somewhere, you have a bad experience you tell 10 people, you have a good experience you tell 2. So I'm sure there are hundreds of good one that you just don't hear about, so you label them all "stealerships". And by people bashing the the dealers, keep the dealer techs on here from wanting to be helpful.

    edit: sorry to hijack the thread OP.
     
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  14. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:29 PM
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    I ended up not getting it. I’m really just paying to get the service automatically recorded, and the inspections I guess.
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:36 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    You do the math, read the fine print on the contract and evaluate your experiences with your dealer.

    Then decide.

    A bunch of faceless internet strangers have no idea about your specific needs and what you may consider as valuable.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:39 PM
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    We did that once on a Subaru. Never again. While they actually did good work, the dealer we had was continuously overbooked. That literally caused us engine issues down the road. Long story.

    The big thing is that you are now tied to that dealer. Nope. I'd rather have the choice and ideally do everything at home.
     
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  17. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:20 PM
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    MadKatt

    MadKatt In need of serious help..

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    Crazy must be a Subaru thing because I had the same issues when I owned one.
     
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  18. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    I think so. We've heard the same at other places.
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:59 PM
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    I bought a service/oil change package from my local dealer. It was a good deal but after my last prepaid oil change I plan on switching to an independent shop. I think it came out to about ~$70 per change but it's not worth the hassle, all local dealers are about a month out on scheduling. The dealer tried to sell me 30k maintenance including replacement/flushing of the power steering, coolant, transmission, transfer case, differentials, and brake fluid (maybe). I denied it all so not sure what the cost would be but none of that is due according to the toyota maintenance schedule minus the diff fluid or transfer case depending how you drive your truck. I'm planning on switching to a local toyota shop and only using the dealer for warranty work.
     

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