Toyota is raising the cost of price-capped services

Toyota is raising the cost of price-capped services

Maintenance costs across the Toyota limited price maintenance program have increased by $15-$50 per visit.

Routine maintenance costs for one in five new cars sold in Australia have risen after Japanese car giant Toyota increased its maintenance costs for all models.

However, despite the price increases, Toyota cars are still among the cheapest prices for scheduled services.

Beginning January 1, 2023, Toyota increased the cost of its limited price service program by $15 to $50 per visit.

Toyota vehicles sold new in Australia are eligible for Fixed Price Dealer Services for the first three to five years (depending on the vehicle).

Budget models like the Toyota Yaris Hatch have been hit by service price hikes of more than 25 percent.

While each annual 15,000km service was previously capped at $195 for the Toyota Yaris hatchback, owners now have to shell out an additional $50 for each visit – rising to an additional $250 over the five-year Toyota Service Advantage program summed up in US dollars.

Toyota Corolla owners pay an additional $40 per 15,000 km/12 months of service, an increase of almost 20 percent over the previous service price of $205 for the first five years or 75,000 kilometers.

Servicing for basic Toyota HiLux models equipped with the 2.7-liter petrol four-cylinder engine costs an additional $25 per service, although each visit costs less than the diesel equivalent: $245 per service for the first 36 months/60,000 km.

The third best-selling vehicle of 2022, the Toyota RAV4 SUV, has received a $30 cost increase per service – although those $260 visits are less frequent (12 months/15,000 km) than the Toyota HiLux (6 months/10,000 km). ).

The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is $400 for service every 10,000km or six months – an increase of $25 per visit, or an additional $250 for the first five years of scheduled logbook services.

The 70-series V8-powered LandCruiser is up $50 to $425, making it the most expensive Toyota to service.

The Toyota Kluger Family SUV was the top performer with its 12-month/15,000km services up $15 to $265.

Toyota intervals Costs so far increase New service costs
C-HR 12 months/15,000 km $220 $30 $250
Camry 12 months/15,000 km $220 $30 $255
flower crown 12 months/15,000 km $205 $40 $245
crown cross 12 months/15,000 km $230 $20 $250
fortune Six months/10,000 km $260 $30 $290
GR above 12 months/15,000 km $385 $30 $415
GR Yaris Six months/10,000 km $260 $40 $300
GR86 12 months/15,000 km $280 $20 $300
Granvia Six months/10,000 km $240 $50 $290
HiAce Six months/10,000 km $240 $50 $290
HiLux (diesel) Six months/10,000 km $260 $30 $290
HiLux (petrol) Six months/10,000 km $220 $25 $245
Smarter 12 months/15,000 km $250 $15 $265
Land Cruiser 300 Six months/10,000 km $375 $25 $400
Land Cruiser 70 Six months/10,000 km $375 $50 $425
Land Cruiser Prado Six months/10,000 km $260 $30 $290
RAV4 12 months/15,000 km $230 $30 $260
jaris 12 months/15,000 km $195 $50 $245
Yaris cross 12 months/15,000 km $215 $35 $250
Ben Zechariah

Ben Zachariah is a veteran Melbourne-based writer and motoring journalist who has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years. Previously a truck driver, Ben completed his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He is considered an expert in the field of classic car investments.

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