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Celicacutie
Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Sep 2, 2:58pm - #265360 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
How Important Is 15,000 Checkup?

I am coming up to 15,000 miles and Toyota recom. some special service checkup.


It doesn't look like anything special besides a tire rotation which I just got.

Should I even bother? It was about $200
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Weasel
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Weasel Sep 2, 3:53pm - #265361 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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North East Ohio
I guess if you always get your oil changed on time then you shoudl be ok. Just make sure you get the 30k mile check.

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Celicacutie
Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Sep 2, 4:20pm - #265362 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chicago, IL
Reason I am asking is I just had some "special checkup" not too long ago, maybe 900? where they rotated tires and did their thing
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Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Sep 2, 6:14pm - #265363 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Philadelphia, PA
my celi is at the dealer right now getting her 15K service... not sure what it entails but I decided to have them do it along with inspection and my other installs

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Kim
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Kim Sep 2, 6:22pm - #265364 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GT
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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Bellflower, CA
it has been in my experience that the dealer will just "inspect" your brakes, rack and pinion, tire wear, etc. they charge a totally different fee if they need to fix it. it would be nice to check the car for such things but not necessary. for me, i don't trust the dealer for shit, so i just check stuff myself, change oil myself.

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fonz182
Pimpin aint easy
fonz182 Sep 2, 7:27pm - #265365 

Pimpin aint easy
03 Toyota Celica GT

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Hayward / UCD, CA
The dealership where i go does a 30 point inspection/checklist of service to perform which actually only turns out to be 28, bastards, and every 15k they pressure you into getting a fuel injector cleaning and transmission flush which they charge 100$ a piece for(the "discounted" price thumbsdown). Many other small serivce stations will charge 40 for fuel inj cleanse and 55 for AT flush. I hate dealerships.
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RedSunCelica
FWD
RedSunCelica Sep 3, 9:28pm - #265366 

FWD
1995 Toyota Celica

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San Diego CA
the 15k mile inspection will just see if the aligment is off tire patterns on how it wears down and check for anything leaking. basically youll get the same service if you go to jiffy lube and have them take a look at the tires and check for leaks. only reason it cost more at the dealer is because there techs charge 60 something bucks per hour.

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Polykarb
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Polykarb Sep 3, 10:07pm - #265367 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Tampa, Florida
i need the 60,000 checkup! Where? my garage!

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slidr
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slidr Sep 3, 10:13pm - #265368 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Saint Louis, MO
Originally Posted by Polykarb
i need the 60,000 checkup! Where? my garage!
wtf


Just get the important check-ups if you are still under warranty, so if something breaks, they can't blame it on you.


Or just do what I do, and do all the shit yourself.

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ArumnDark
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ArumnDark Sep 3, 10:32pm - #265369 
2004 Silver Streak Toyota Celica
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2004 Toyota Celica

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Independence, California
It's cheaper for me to head to the dealer here.

I went to one of the other shops to have them read my CEL code, and they said they'd have to charge me $37.50 for the half-hour of labor (this doesn't mean fixing it, just reading it).

Went to the Toyota dealer, they did it for free in about 5-10 minutes.

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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Sep 3, 11:12pm - #265370 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Portland, Oregon
Details of 15K and other Toyota scheduled maintenance can be found by clicking on the Tech Info link at the top of the page.

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/index.html

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_MAINT_NORMAL_15K.pdf
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tru_Asiatik_Pride
Blue MnM
tru_Asiatik_Pride Sep 4, 12:24am - #265371 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Southern California
i reach 15k about 2 months ago. i just had the delaer do an oil change and the normal inspection...nothing else.
i rotated my tires myself
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RookieGTS
Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Sep 4, 1:11am - #265372 

Boobie Vision
2000 Toyota Celica

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925 Nor Cal
whats with the special initial check up's of cars?? what you take them to the dealer and you get it done for free or what?? I about to hit 50,000 on my car. Or they charge you something, is it completly voluntary? I dont get it? Someone elaborate for me thx! thumbsup
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mtminds
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mtminds Sep 5, 12:00am - #265373 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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sping hill ,fl
Originally Posted by Polykarb
i need the 60,000 checkup! Where? my garage!

come to jiffy lube in spring hill jus north of you ill check the celi out for you

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JSPITZ Sep 5, 11:19pm - #265374 

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2004 Toyota Celica

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SPRINGFIELD, VA
Dealer ships are a rip off

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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Sep 5, 11:36pm - #265375 

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Lafayette, LA
Don't bother with a "check up" because they won't fix anything for that price.

Go into the tech section, and look at the Toyota Service Interval sheets. Check the items yourself, and if you see something damaged, get it fixed.

Do the major ones though, like 30K, 60K, 90K because then you will have some ammo against the dealer if they try to screw you.

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03_TRD_GT
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03_TRD_GT Sep 7, 8:59pm - #265376 
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica GT
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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Tennessee
I just got my 15k service done this weekend...it was $153 and they changed the oil, rotated and balanced the tires, did an alignment, changed the air fiter, and looked at a bunch of stuff. I could have done all of that myself for cheaper, but I did it for my warrany's sake since the manual says that it's a requirement. I don't think they'd believe that I actually inspected all of those parts myself even if I did. My fiancee has a Passat that should be getting a new engine under a warranty that VW just extended to all Passat owners, but they are giving her a hard time because there is one oil change that she can't find the record of. I'd rather not mess with any of that corporate nit-picking if anything ever goes wrong with my car...

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