2016 Toyota Prius: 5,000-Mile Service
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on September 16, 2016
I was greeted by this warning when I climbed into our 2016 Toyota Prius yesterday. This was going to be an easy one. A tire rotation and safety inspection are all the service manual outlines for this 5,000-mile interval. And with the ToyotaCare plan we enjoy free scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles. It was only going to cost us time.
Rather than wait and make an appointment, we took our chances. We dropped the car off at Toyota Santa Monica late that same morning. Our advisor estimated that the work would be done by 3 p.m., roughly four hours later. It was Monday, after all. As it turned out, the car was ready after three hours.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 5,041 miles