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Apparently Toyota does not recommend changing brake fluid.
NOT EVER. I just called to get a price for the service I plan to do to the Crewmax in January and said I wanted a 35K service plus a brake fluid flush. The lady said that is just not something they ever do as a general maintainance item. It is the 2nd time I have heard them say this. She said they would do it if I really wanted but they don't normally.
Apparently on new vehicles they don't really want to do anything AT ALL except for oil changes until the warranty is up. Every time I call and ask for anything other than an oil change or a tire rotation they act like I am a nut job for wanting to do it. I always have to explain that (A) I like doing things early, and (B) If I sprinkle the major maintenance items in throughout the first 5 or 6 years of maintaince I don't have to invest a ridiculous amount of time and money doing a bunch of different things at 90 or 100K.
What I really want to say is I am informed customer who knows what he wants to do to his vehicles and when and has no problem paying for it, so STFU and take my money and do the work. It seems like they have gone to an opposite extreme now. It used to be they always wanted to up-sell you. Now they don't want your money.
The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
Last edited by eharri3; 12-26-2012 at 12:16 PM.