2014 Toyota Pickup Transmission fluid change

Tiny
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  • 2014 TOYOTA PICKUP
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES
Hi, I'm Neesha and I have a Toyota Hilux Vigo (2014) mileage approaching 20,000 km. The service dealer asked if I wanted to change it at 15,000 km and I know they may ask again very soon at my next 20,000 km service.
How will I know when it's time to have the transmission fluid changed, filter replaced?
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Monday, June 1st, 2015 AT 4:48 PM

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Tiny
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THE LITERATURE THAT CAME WITH YOUR TRUCK (LIKE THE OWNER'S MANUAL) SHOULD OUTLINE WHEN TO CHANGE YOUR FLUIDS/ OR DO OTHER SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.

NORMALLY THESE WILL COME DUE AT TIME INTERVALS (LIKE EVERY 3 MONTHS, ETC)

OR AT MILEAGE INTERVALS (LIKE EVERY 40,000 MILES)

OR EVEN BOTH....LIKE "WHICH EVER COMES FIRST"

NOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR BABY

IT'S NOT JUST "OIL", "COOLANT", OR "TRANSMISSION FLUID"

YOU ALSO HAVE BELTS (SOME OF WHICH MAY BE CRITICAL TO CHANGE AT THE RIGHT TIME). BRAKE FLUID, DIFFERENTIAL FLUID, GREASING, SPARK PLUGS, AND ON AND ON!

SOME OF THIS STUFF MAY BE THINGS YOU CAN DO!

THERE ARE "ONLINE MANUALS" AND MAYBE EVEN "PAPER MANUALS AVAIABLE WHICH ALSO SHOW THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES AND "HOW/ WHAT TO DO/ CHECK!

THIS SITE OFFERS ONLINE MANUALS, HERE'S A LINK TO THEM

http://www.2carpros.com/manuals.php

I'M PRETTY OVERBOARD WITH MY MAINTENANCE ON MY TWO JEEPS, ONE BEING 38 YEARS YOUNG AND THE OTHER BEING 69 YEARS YOUNG. I'VE BEEN USING PAPER MANUALS FOREVER (AS THAT IS ALL THAT USED TO BE AVAILABLE). BOTH ARE DAILY DRIVERS.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RIG, FIX IT WHEN IT BREAKS, FIX IT RIGHT, DO YOUR MAINTENANCE AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DRIVE IT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

THE MEDIC
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