We recently abandoned the idea of being snow birds and became frogs, moving to the Villages, FL area. I started taking the Villages newspaper and was surprised to find Car Talk weekly. That took me back many, many years to when I listened to Klik and Klack, the Tappet Brothers on NPR radio out of Boston.
Thinking I had near 100,000 miles, I made an appointment to take our 2012 Toyota Sienna in for an oil change, tire rotation, and have the engine coolant replaced. As I only had 94,000, I declined the engine coolant change, but I was told that the 100,000 maintenance included replacing the transmission fluid.
I searched the maintenance manual and could only find direction to replace the automatic transmission fluid at 120,000 miles if “Driving while towing, using a car-top carrier, or heavy vahicle loading”.
Question: Should I have the transmission fluid changed, and if so when. We did make 3 Mass to FL trips when we were snow birds, but our travel is now restricted to local travel or occasional airport or tourist type trips.
Thanks for the memories, and a great column.