May 25, 2004

60K service

I need to get 60K service on my Toyota Camry. I did some sleuthing for authorized service centers close to Stanford, and found three that could give me a ride home. The confusion? Price. It isn't standard at all. At first I was just going to take it to Toyota of Palo Alto, where I got a quote of "about $1000". On a hunch, I called a couple other places and got quotes ranging from $299.99 to $444.99. Here's what I have so far:

service centeraddressphonedistnotes
Toyota Of Palo Alto690 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA
650.494.21003.0Eileen says it'll cost ~1000, can give ride to Stanford. I spoke to Val at the service department: $850.
Toyota 101525 E Bayshore Rd
Redwood City, CA
650.365.50006.3444.99, anytime this week (check if ride), spoke to Al, replace engine oil/filter, drain plug gasket, fuel conditioner... too much, platinum spark plugs, nuts and bolts, fuel tank. May need a flush. The will determine that if needed, $129.95. You don't need to replace the timing belt until 90K.
Toyota At Sunnyvale898 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
408.245.66407.2299.99 basic, 699.99 premium (transmission/cooling flush), recommend timing belt replacement 349.99, platinum spark plugs 11.00 each, usually 10 miles will give ride.

Ok, I'm getting a bit concerned. Tustin Toyota in SoCal has a coupon for 60K service - $294.65 including one day car rental.

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