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

2,025

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 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
94,435

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 out of 1 people think this is 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.

20,965

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 35,127 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $2,155.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Tacoma Questions

Toyota Tacoma Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 930
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 910
#3 genxer36
genxer36
Reputation 320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
584 Great Deals out of 30,719 listings starting at $2,637
Used Nissan Frontier
432 Great Deals out of 24,039 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,286 Great Deals out of 155,167 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Sierra 1500
935 Great Deals out of 62,272 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Ranger
204 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Jeep Wrangler
392 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
530 Great Deals out of 12,833 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
643 Great Deals out of 61,990 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 17,221 listings starting at $22,122
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,470 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 2,724 listings starting at $15,999
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 2,053 listings starting at $10,980
2013 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 2,089 listings starting at $7,495