Toyota Oil Change...ripoff ?? | Gripevine
It seems the "policy" here in Nova Scotia where I live, is to change the oil in new Toyota's every 6 months, even if the car is parked 25 days out of each month. They tell me they don't care how many miles are on the present oil, it has to be changed or warranty will be void. When I asked for a written confirmation, agent told me they were not allowed to do that. On the Toyota site, they say oil changes for synthetic oil for my car should be good for 10000 Miles (see link) http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/maintenance/synthetic-m....
So I guess we are really screwed if we want to change our own oil, probably immediately voids warranty I guess. This policy does not encourage me to think about purchasing another Toyota. Airplane engines, for instance, in major airlines, using synthetic oil and are NEVER oil changed, yes I said NEVER.....the oil is there for the life of the engine. So how come we have to change oil with very little miles on the oil.
It seems to be just a "money-making grab" by the dealers. No other brand has this policy that I know of. I would like to see this policy changed to reflect changing oil every 8000-10000 km, which is reasonable, we wouldn't change our fridge because it was 6 months old. I am sure they don't change the oil every 6 months for the cars that sit on the lot for 10-16 months before being sold. Lets use some common sense.