Toyota doesn’t recommend a 5k mile oil change, why would they cover it?


Yea I get an oil change every 5k, but the whole reason is because Id rather pay extra for service than replacement, so its kinda baked-in for me.


Ehh- by the time my warranty expires I’ll trade it in, so that it’s not really a consideration for me. Just want to keep factory recommended maintenance for resell value


Gotcha, yea I plan on driving this car until it dies which hopefully wont happen for a very long time, so Im more than willing to take the extra step to keep it running smooth.


Yeah I mean individual goals can make the difference. I got rid of a paid off truck to get this to save gas money. Personally this car is somewhat inadequate for my needs but gas was killing me.


I know a lot of people don’t like hearing this, but the service internal for oil changes on these cars is every 10,000 miles. It may seem like a lot but the technology in modern engines and the oil itself have come a long way. Personally, I don’t have a problem with. It obviously wouldn’t hurt to do the oil changes more frequently but Toyota isn’t gonna pay for that. It is what it is I think.


If you read the owners manual, it takes 5000 mile intervals for severe duty cases and, from what I remember, the threshold was pretty damn low for severe duty.


You’re right. The owners manual does say that but I decided I was good with 10K oil change intervals. I had a 2014 Corolla LE that I bought in 2016 with 67K miles. I put a little over 100K miles on it while I had it and in the 4 years I owned it, that car was lucky if I changed the oil every 10K. I did not keep a strict service schedule at all and never once did it seem like the car suffered for it. I know that’s anecdotal so experiences may vary. Maybe I would’ve started to see issues at 200K but Ive also had a 2010 Camry with 275K miles and again, 10K oil changes worked for it. At the end of the day, I think we should do whatever gives us peace of mind.


I’ve had mine for a year and it has 1500 miles. I used the 10k Toyota care 10k to rotate the tires and change oil. I’ll change oil every year instead of miles based.


5k is tires. 10k is oil.


Eh, it’s pretty impressive they offer the services they do with the car tbh. I’m happy to change my oil at home in between Toyota service intervals, gives me peace of mind that the car is being well maintained


That's why I was ok with having the lifetime oil change tacked on to my sales price. I just bring it in whenever I feel like it between 5000 and 7000 miles. The Toyota Care expired for me already and it covered alignment checks, which is a bummer, cause at the dealer they aren't cheap. Looks like I'm moving to Les Schwab for alignment checks now. It also covered rotation, but that's only like $20.