My 12 month Service

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  1. EyePrime

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    I'm at about 12,000KM and the dealership is asking me to come in for my "maintenance" but I'm not close to 16,000KM and I hardly use the engine so what is there to service that I cant. Should I go in, could this void my warranty.

    I saw a CBC Marketplace (Cbc exposes businesses) talking about how they always upsale and try to scare you with their tricks. So should I just give in or wait until I'm at 16,000KM?
     
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    For the sake of your warranty I would at least follow the Toyota Canada maintenance schedule. For the Prime I believe that's a tire rotation at 8K kms or 6 months*, and that plus oil/filter change at 16K kms or 12 months.

    *Whichever comes first.
     
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    if you are subject to upsell services, take someone with you who can tell them to shove it

    tire rotation isn't that important. in the u.s., you can't void the warranty, but idk about ca.
     
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    Tires are a disposable, your call. It's also a safety thing; I'd think if you neglect rotation too much you're fronts will be bald way ahead of the rears. Also they do a "visual" check of the brakes when rotating the tires.

    I don't see them contacting you to say service is due as overly aggressive. Was it due, lol? Again, the intervals are always miles (kms) or monrths, whichever comes first.

    Personally, I like the third gen oil/filter interval: 6 months or 8000 kms, whichever comes first. We're lucky to do 8000 kms per year, but I just slam in fresh oil/filter every 6 months. DIY, it's convenient, and around $40. Tire rotation I just incorporate with my snow tire swaps. Brakes, I do an in-depth DIY inspection around every 3 years.
     
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    And to make certain the driver's side floor mat is securely fastened!
     
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    is that still a thing?:rolleyes:
     
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    But I was under the impression that things would "break" or need servicing after said KM, Like kids Advil the weight (KM) is a better measurement to know how many pills your kid should take then age (6Months)
     
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    Sadly the particulars of the maintenance schedule is no longer spelled out in the Owner's Manual Supplement Booklet, but there is clear indication that the maintenance is kms or months, whichever comes first:

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/toyota.site.p01/toyota/manuals/OMS1018U/OMS1018U.pdf

    excerpt from page 24 in the above:

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    You can find the particulars of the maintenance schedule here, event-by-event:

    Maintenance Schedule - Toyota Canada

    I would suggest to go through it, event-by-event, and enter everything in a table, if you really want to see what's involved, and at what frequency.

    In addition, I would suggest an early transaxle fluid change, and maybe one more, say 60K kms on.
     
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    Well the schedule has always said “whichever comes first”. Besides, the engine oil has been sitting there for a year (or more if you didn’t take delivery when the car arrived at the dealership).
     
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    They do check that. Thanks for the reminder as I go in for my 24 month service next month. I use inexpensive mats from Costco and need to ensure it is fastened to the hook on the floor before I go in to save myself from them trying to sell me the Toyota ones.
     
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    I was looking at the scheduled maintenance guide for service 1 and there is literally nothing I cant do myself easily. Service 2 I can do almost all but i bet I could do all with the magical google;)
     
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    Lol:)
     
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    i guess you just need to find out canadian warranty law then. hard to believe you can't do your own service.
     
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    I've done all the routine maintenance, from square one. The dealership just said keep records and your receipts. Guess I'm mostly out of the warranty now, even the hybrid battery. Maybe there's some extension, on either the EGR or the #*##@ brake booster.

    This was pretty much my first post:

    Doing your own maintenance | PriusChat

    Funny: maybe a month or two after we'd bought, in November 2010, I looked at the driver's door decal, and twigged that the car's build-date was August 2009. The car only had about 10~20 kms when we bought. I stuck with the regular oil change, 8K kms or 6 months.

    That's the third gen oil change interval btw; 4th gen engine is more-or-less identical, yet double the oil change interval...
     
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    Then saving receipts should be all you need to do.

    I take it Canada doesn't get the free 2 years of maintenance.
    Not really for maintenance, but I've come across news of consumers and supporting groups pushing for right to repair laws as manufacturers are starting to lock up software access for many things. The first report was about John Deere farm equipment.
     
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    They tried it here and the legislature shot it down
     
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    A log is good too: with date, miles, what was done, observations, measurements. Not just for Mr. Toyota's benefit, to keep track yourself. Say for example you check the brakes: remaining pad thickness, stuff like that.
     
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    I think the Gen 4 is using 0W-15. The Gen 3 is weird. 2010 allows both 0W-20 and 5W-20 to be used but from 2011 onwards, it’s all 0W-20 for all model years.

    Nope.
     
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    You Guys get free Maintenance for 2Years!
     
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