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Old 06-16-2010, 05:50 AM
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hey everyone! my car just reached 5000 miles (2010 Scion tc), and it's time for an oil i'm just wondering if dealer would do oil change? is it free?.

new driver here, sorry for being a noob but how often do you guys think should i change my oil?.

thanks in advance SL!



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Old 06-16-2010, 06:02 AM
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You get two complimentary services at 5K and 10K, now I'm not absolutely sure but I think wheel rotation is included.

Scions come with an oil replacement reminder indicator that shows up as MAINT REQ'D on the instrument cluster every 5K, so change your oil every 5K or 6 months if you don't drive much.
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oh whhaatt... i been driving my car for like almost 9 months now, bought it brandnew and it just reached 5k miles just today,

yeah i just notice the "MAINT REQ'D" sign, so do you think the dealer will change my oil for free? if not then, how much do you think it will cost me?
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They will change your oil for free.
You have a complimentary 5k and 10k oil change from the dealer.
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Toyota used to recommend changing engine oil every 7500 miles for normal service or every 5000 miles for severe duty. Now that Toyota is using sewing machine-thin 0w20 engine oil for improved emmisions and fuel economy I guess they had to change that interval to 5000 miles for normal service.

Any one who changes engine oil more often than 5000 miles is not only wasting money, they're polluting our planet uneccesarily and helping to maintain our dependence on foreign oil. The 3000 mile oil change myth is leftover from the days of non-detergent motor oils and is perpetuated by service providers seeking to exploit the average person's ignorance for their profit.
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not to be crude but you could always read the owners service
manual that came with your car that answers all those questions
that you have or will have and can also tell you how to reset your
own maintenance required light (turn it off)and as for how much
does it cost well i guess it can cost whatever your willing to pay

myself i get oil changes free for life on all my cars from the dealer

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not sure about now but when i bought my car i got 3 free oil changes. just call them and ask... easy but if not i think normal oil changes go from 19 - 25 dollars.
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+1 to what ScionFred stated.
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Originally Posted by kevz90027 View Post
oh whhaatt... i been driving my car for like almost 9 months now, bought it brandnew and it just reached 5k miles just today,

yeah i just notice the "MAINT REQ'D" sign, so do you think the dealer will change my oil for free? if not then, how much do you think it will cost me?
They'll change it for free, that's why it's complimentary. If they don't want to change it for free, show them your maintenance booklet, it explains the two complimentary services.
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do you guys know if it has to be the 5 and 10k mile to get it free? I went somewhere else to get the 10k oil change cuz I had a good coupon and when I went to the dealer to get the next one at 15 they said they wouldn't give it to me because it had to be the 5 and 10 ones exactly. This doesn't make sense to me considering in the maintenance book it says "if you purchased this car from someone else you can use any of their unused free oil changes" so obviously that would be past the 5 and 10k. The dealer told me "we can still do it for you it would just be $60"...yea no thanks. I hate that dealership anyways so I wouldn't be surprised if they were wrong
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to kevz...yea if you don't drive much you should keep track of how LONG it's been since the last one as well cuz it says 5k or 5 months (I think). And yea they do the tire rotation as well
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