03-20-2006, 03:27 PM
Re: 2003 corolla maintenance
"slatt333" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 1)How often do I need to have my 2003 corolla tuned up? 30,000mi? And
> must I go to dealer or can should I go to Midas or sompelace cheaper?
You should follow the maintenance schedule in your owner's manual.
You can go to any competent service facility to have the work done, however,
you will probably have better success with a place that uses OEM ignition
and brake parts. Also keep in mind that if you have an automatic
transmission, it uses special automatic transmission fluid that independent
shops probably don't carry.
> 2) And please tell me all parts that should be included/replaced with
> this tuneup
Again, you should refer to your owner's manual for parts to be replaced and
At 30,000 miles, the service consists mostly or fluid replacement, like
coolant, transmission, and differential fluids.
> 3) And which tires perform well on the 2003 Corolla?[/color]
A good place to research tires is tirerack.com.
> 4) Is anyone using dry gas (and how often) or oil treatments, like STP,
> in their Corolla?
The quality of fuels and oils today is very good. Toyota does not recommend
the routine use of any oil or fuel additives. Dry gas is basically alcohol,
which has a negative effect on rubber, and routine use actually can cause
more problems than it solves. The trick is to stick to name brand oils that
meet the manufacturer's specifications and purchase fuel from a gas station
that sells a large volume of gas.
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