Self Maintenance?

Asked by Sep 06, 2015 at 04:35 AM about the 1999 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner Ext. Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm young and inexperienced when it comes
to cars. I mean I know how to add oil and
change light bulbs and give my car a wash
and scrub but is there anything else I should
be doing? Like any liquids or anything like
that I should be changing or adding to on a
regular basis?

4 Answers

2,215

there are some things but it comes with understanding you car. checking oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, trans fluid. really every thing that you need to know is in the owners manual for the truck. if you dont have on you can find them on ebay and at the dealership or they have a maintance book at many parts places and that is well good for all cars.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
106,465

I like that you are interested in cars, at least the basic knowledge of what is needed to care for your car. MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

PrideAuto gave good advise, start with your car's maintence manual. The Internet also has a wealth of information if you have time to sift through it. Search "Tacoma Maintenance Schedule" and other variations of that. You may also come across a web forum that discusses the quirks and solutions of you particular vehicle. If you choose to tackle the occasional do- it-yourself project these forums and U tube videos make it easier to teach yourself than ever before. Good luck from a fellow backyard mechanic who started where you are 45 years ago, and still enjoys to tinker on my cars.

22,725

Let the pros work on your Toyota- if you want to learn how to wrench, get a job in a garage- as an apprentice- start bustin' your knuckles and building up your toolbox- the knowledge you gain will be invaluable-

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Tacoma

Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?

CarGurus has 42,604 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Tacoma Questions

Toyota Tacoma Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,040
#2 genxer36
genxer36
Reputation 340
#3 BURT100
BURT100
Reputation 330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
470 Great Deals out of 34,463 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford F-150
2,131 Great Deals out of 191,043 listings starting at $290
Used Nissan Frontier
337 Great Deals out of 20,819 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,981 Great Deals out of 183,613 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota 4Runner
228 Great Deals out of 19,592 listings starting at $2,300
Used GMC Sierra 1500
807 Great Deals out of 68,327 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Ranger
183 Great Deals out of 5,624 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Wrangler
297 Great Deals out of 15,880 listings starting at $3,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,896 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,244 Great Deals out of 82,710 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 25,349 listings starting at $14,995
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 2,682 listings starting at $18,910
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
87 Great Deals out of 3,011 listings starting at $13,995
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,909 listings starting at $8,850
2013 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 2,031 listings starting at $6,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.