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Hi guys, another service query. Last service (intermediate) was March 2020 @ 48k miles so its annual service is due next month. The car will have covered 4k and is just under 5yrs old. It will be the 6th service and Toyota have recommended a full service (£395). Reading the book and other posts, I’mexpecting engine oil and filter, diff oil, pollen filter, air filter, brake fluid.
It won’t have reached 60k yet (52k), but should I be asking for the Spark Plugs to be changed if paying for a full service? If not, what is the deal; paying for another full service next year or earlier if lockdown restrictions ease to get the plugs done?

Has anyone had to pay extra for plugs in a full service since Toyota introduced the fixed pricing?
 

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My local dealer did mine as part of 6yr service (same price £395) last summer without me even asking and mine is lower mileage than yours.
 

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Should your 6yr service include spark plugs? Yes :) NJay is correct, it should be automatically included.

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Toyota changed things in late 2018 I think? There used to be something like; Intermediate (1yr), Full (2yr) and Full Plus (6yr).
The Full Plus was something like £625 :( as the official method for swapping the spark plugs is unnecessarily labour intensive!

The change was not long after the first cars got to the 6 year mark. I'm guessing here but... I think feedback from customers about the price, Toyota Tech's working out a better method, probably after speaking to Subaru Tech's ;), all parallel with the DIY community not wanting to pay so much (myself included) and working it out for ourselves... Toyota dropped the Full Plus option and rolled the Spark Plugs in to the "Full" service at 6 years/60k. The price post warranty also used to drop but that doesn't seem to be a thing any more.

According to my notes, all based on my 2015 service book, the 6 year 60k service should cover the following replacements:
  • Engine Oil
  • Engine Oil Filer
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Filter
  • Brake Fluid
  • Spark Plugs
  • Diff Oil
As the warranty looks like it's ended, you could consider go to a good independent garage or one of the specialists; Tuning Developments, Fensport, Abbey etc... They may well be cheaper or a smilier price with great service (y)
 

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Thanks guys, there is 4 months left on the warranty and I may extend it. I’ll email the dealer and ask them to confirm they plan on doing the plugs, then go ahead.
 

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The manual says 60k, not based on age
 

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The manual was printed prior to Toyota changing from having intermediate, full and full+ services to just having intermediate and full.

Yes it's 60k but I imagine now that the full+ doesn't exist Toyota are now doing it as part of the 6yr service or maybe the nearest full service closest to 60k. I.e. if you are not likely to hit 60k miles until nearer 8years then they might so it at the 8yr full service instead.
 

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When your car is 5 years old you can join the Toyota 5+ Club. It is free to join and you get 20% off servicing and MOTs at participating dealers. If you go to toyota.co.uk/service you should see any exclusions.
 
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When your car is 5 years old you can join the Toyota 5+ Club. It is free to join and you get 20% off servicing and MOTs at participating dealers. If you go to toyota.co.uk/service you should see any exclusions.
Yeah thanks, I'm almost at 5Yrs so will sign up
 
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