Toyota Now Offers Free Maintenance for Two Years
This is thanks largely to the fallout from its massive recalls. The Toyota Care and Scion Service Boost programs started on October 7th.
Ironically, Toyota's Lexus brand no longer offers free maintenance.
Toyota and Scion plans cover all normal factory-recommended maintenance outlined in each vehicle's owners manual, including oil and filter changes, tire rotations, lubrication of key chassis parts/components, a 19-point inspection and 24-hour roadside assistance for lockouts, flat tires, towing, jump starts, and more.
The plans cover two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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