Important Toyota Tundra Maintenance Recommendations You Can’t Ignore

 

Toyota Tundra Maintenance Recommendations

Follow these by-the-mileage recommendations for Toyota Tundra maintenance and your truck will stay healthy, last longer, and you’ll gain a peace of mind.

Vehicle mechanical issues caused 44,000 crashes in the U.S. in 2015. Don’t let maintenance neglect put you or others in danger.

Staying up-to-date on your truck tuning doesn’t have to be a strenuous or time-consuming task.

Every 5,000 Miles

For your Toyota Tundra maintenance there are simple checks and preventive majors you should take every 5,000 miles or every six months. If you don’t drive 5,000 miles within 6 months, you should still conduct these essential maintenance and care techniques.

  • Oil Change: replace your engine oil and filter. If your truck uses synthetic oil, you can wait to change it every 7,500 miles.
  • Rotate and Check Tires: Have your tires professionally rotated, checked for condition and tread depth, and re-torqued. Also, have your Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) checked to make sure it is working correctly. Set tires to the correct PSI if needed.
  • Check the installation of driver’s floor mat
  • Exterior Lights: check that all lights (front and back), including turn signals, are working properly and replace those that are not.
  • Wiper Blades and Fluid: make sure wiper blades are in good condition and replace if needed. Add wiper fluid if needed, too.
  • Brakes: Inspect front and rear brake linings, drums, pads, and discs.
  • Print out a multi-point inspection and perform a full inspection
  • Check online for recalls or open campaigns
  • Reset maintenance reminder

Stick to these easy Toyota Tundra maintenance checks and your truck stay like new.

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Every 15,000 Miles

Every 15,000 miles or 18 months, you should repeat the 5,000-mile checks and tune-ups. You should also conduct additional maintenance that is highly important for the health of your truck.

  • Oil change (every 7,500 miles for synthetic oil)
  • Rotate tires and check tire condition, tread depth, and PSI
  • Check the installation of driver’s floor mat
  • Check all exterior lights and replace when needed
  • Check/replace wiper blades and wiper fluid
  • Brakes and brake fluid: Inspect front and rear brake linings, drums, pads, and discs. Check brake fluid and replace if needed.
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Gaskets: Replace drain plug gasket and inspect fuel cap gasket (replace if needed).
  • Air Filters: Inspect the engine air filter and cabin air filter. Replace filters if needed. Cabin air filters will need to be replaced earlier if you regularly drive on dirt or dusty roads or in heavy traffic. Regular checking and replacing of cabin air filters are especially important for people will allergies.
  • Fluids: Inspect and adjust all additional fluid levels, including differential fluids.
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Check ball joints and dust covers
  • Drive Shaft: Inspect boots, lubricate for 4WD, and tighten or loosen (torque) shaft bolts.
  • Note condition of transfer case
  • Inspect that cooling system is working well. Make sure there are no leaks.
  • Print out a multi-point inspection and perform a full inspection
  • Check online for recalls or open campaigns
  • Reset maintenance reminder

Make sure to pay attention to your odometer. If you reach 15,000 miles before 18 months, do not wait to inspect and service your truck.

Every 30,000 Miles

For every 30,000 miles or 36 months, repeat 5,000-mile and 15,000-mile maintenance services. Include a few additional services as well.

  • Oil change (every 7,500 miles for synthetic oil)
  • Rotate tires and check tire condition, tread depth, and PSI
  • Check the installation of driver’s floor mat
  • Check all exterior lights and replace when needed
  • Check/replace wiper blades and wiper fluid
  • Brakes and brake fluid: Inspect front and rear brake linings, drums, pads, and discs. Check brake fluid and replace if needed.
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Gaskets: Replace drain plug gasket and inspect fuel cap gasket (replace if needed).
  • Air Filters: Replace the engine air filter and the cabin air filter.
  • Fluids: Inspect and adjust all additional fluid levels, including differential fluids and transmission fluid/oil.
  • Inspect exhaust system

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  • Check ball joints and dust covers
  • Drive Shaft: Inspect boots, lubricate for 4WD, and tighten or loosen (torque) shaft bolts.
  • Note condition of transfer case
  • Inspect that cooling system is working well, including the engine coolant. Make sure there are no leaks.
  • Check radiator and condenser for condition and functioning
  • Fuel system: inspect fuel lines and the fuel tank vapor hoses. Ensure no leaks are occurring.
  • Analyze ignition wires
  • Get new spark plugs if applicable
  • Print out a multi-point inspection and perform a full inspection
  • Check online for recalls or open campaigns
  • Reset maintenance reminder
  • Test your truck on the road

These maintenance methods will ensure your truck stays reliable. They will also prevent mechanical issues that can cost you a lot of money in the long run.

Recommendations for Special Driving Conditions

If you consistently drive your truck on dirt or dusty roads, tow, or use it for heavy loading, follow these inspections every 5,000 miles:

  • Inspect cabin air filter
  • Replace engine air filter and oil
  • Check dust covers, ball joints, drive shaft and steering boots, and steering linkage
  • Lubricate drift shaft and re-torque shaft bolts
  • Re-torque nuts and bolts on internal vehicle frame (chassis) and body

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Conducting regular maintenance on your Toyota will keep you and your vehicle safe, increase the life of your truck, and increase its resale value.

It will also help prevent mechanical issues and accidents. Which means that spending money on maintenance is well worth the cost compared to the potential price of break-downs and accidents.

At Mick’s Automotive, we provide reliable and quality services specifically for Japanese vehicles. From drivability to brakes to tires and wheels, if you live in Santa Cruz, Soquel or Aptos, we can help.

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