2002 Toyota Tacoma – Car Maintenance Schedule

Reader Question: Austin,

I own a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle has been driven 58,000 very careful miles. To date the local Toyota dealer is the only agency that has performed maintenance service on my vehicle.

I can no longer afford to have them do so because their cost is just too high. I have located a repair shop that belongs to the Better Business Bureau and I have interviewed many satisfied customers.

What I am looking for is a maintenance schedule for my 2002 Toyota Tacoma that would include some of the following services – valve adjustments, replace fluids, tune ups, etc.

Can you provide me with such a maintenance schedule for my 2002 Toyota Tacoma?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.



Hello Keith,

I do not have exact maintenance schedules, and do not know where you would find them other than in your owner’s manual. I am not sure a valve adjustment is on the list of items to perform. You might want to call the dealer service department and ask them what they actually do at 60K.

It is usually a lot of CHECKING and inspecting. When they find out something, which needs attention it would will be an additional cost to repair over and above the “check-out” price.

Here is my generic list that you can use as a guide. You can print them out and take them to your mechanic to follow.

Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Austin Davis

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