Read your owners manual

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by TacomaLance, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. TacomaLance

    TacomaLance Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I did. Took Taco in for first service. Owners manual indicates tire rotation front to back. The rinky dinky dealership did a cross. I'm glad I marked my tires. I called them on it and they said they always do it that way. I showed them the owners manual and had them re-do the rotation. Additionally, they over inflated the tires and the pressures were not consistent. Only reason I went to this dealership is because the next nearest one is an hour away. Now I'm waiting for a survey from them.
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I always do my own rotation....simple things the dealerships screw up makes me wonder how they do more advanced work. Good that you caught it and corrected them!
  4. RonFad

    RonFad Well-Known Member

    You say the next dealership is an hour away. I have three dealerships closer to me than the one I choose to go to because of their service department. They listen to me and even let me watch how they do things. After I did my lift I took my truck for an alignment and while I stood there the service manager checked the toque spec's on the bolts for free. How often does that happen?
  5. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I personally believe that the dealership does it on purpose, because when you cross rotate radial tires there's a chance that the belt will knot up causing vibrations and the only fix is replacing the tire. I'm so lazy I don't read the manual until I need to know something but it's a lot easier just coming here and asking:D
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  6. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Thats why we're here Tape.
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  7. New2018TacomaBlue

    New2018TacomaBlue Active Member

    I drive an hour to go to a different dealership because the one in my town is awful. I have no problem doing it because the one I go to has an awesome service department. I want my truck taken care of and I know nothing about vehicle care.
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  8. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    You too?
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  9. LuhDew

    LuhDew Member


    Awesome to see you were able to catch all these mistakes.
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  11. WooD

    WooD WooD

    The dealership I bought my truck from is pretty cool.

    When I had my 10K service done I asked the service girl about deleting the seat belt chime...she said no way.

    I waited outside under a gazebo thing they have, when the service dude drove my truck out, I told him I wished I could get rid of the chime. He said sit back down, I'll be right back.

    Drove my truck back in and no more chime!
  12. LuhDew

    LuhDew Member

    I went to the pull a part salvage and cut a seatbelt buckle off one. I buckle it in when I am making 400 yd trips to my rent houses etc...
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  13. WooD

    WooD WooD

    Mine drove me crazy driving down the beach. Or even at a drive thru when I'd take the belt off to get my wallet out.
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