For you regulars who so kindly have often helped me over the years…
Three year anniversary of owning the 2014 Camry last month. Original Michelin tires are down to 3/32 with lousy traction at only 28k miles. Even with my typical short haul stop and go driving, I usually get about 40k from tires. Oh well. New tires going on next week.
Also going to service the transmission early at the same time. Specifically having the pan dropped to check for any fragments. The software update for the torque converter I had to fight to get has mostly worked fine for a year with just a rare blip in low gears. The manual calls for waiting 100k for tranny service. Ha. I think not. I’ll stick with about 30k proactive maintenance. In particular, I want to catch early any fragments showing up while everything is still in warranty. About 10% of affected trannys have required repair or replacement from this problem beyond just a software flash.
And no, not using the dealer who has been a pain in the past. Using the indy shop I’ve worked with off and on for nearly 20 years who always provide excellent service and treat me with courtesy and respect.
Overall the Camry has been a wonderfully reliable vehicle. Soooo glad I traded in the hanger queen Impala for the Camry!