Automatic transmissions are generally quite reliable, but when they break, it’s not cheap. While noted transmission expert John Lombardo has said that Toyota transmissions are top-notch, nothing lasts forever.
Therefore, if there’s anything you can do to prolong the life of your transmission, you should do it. Right?
Here’s what you can do to make your Tundra transmission last as long as possible.
A new solution is available for Toyota Tundras and Sequoias that have malfunctioning air injection system. Tundra Headquarters first ran an article “Tundra and Sequoia $4000 Air Injection System Problem” in 2010 when the stories of outlandish repair costs to the nonessential system began flooding forums and blogs. While Toyota has since warrantied the air injection system on 2nd generation (2007 and up) Tundras and Sequoias, this warranty isn’t perfect:
- There is no warranty for 1st generation Tundras or Sequoias that have this problem
- The warranty ends after 10 years or 150k miles
However, a custom module being offered by a TundraSolutions.com member promises to “fix” your air injection system for less than $100.
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The Toyota Tundra is arguably the best truck on the market. It’s combination of power, resale value, safety, reliability, and comfort place it at the top of the heap. In fact, the Tundra’s 5 year ownership cost figures are excellent. From KBB.com:
Still, the Tundra isn’t exactly cheap, is it? When you breakdown the five year ownership cost figure, you find that a big chunk of it (about $17,000) is fuel.
Therefore, if you want to save money, one of the smartest things you can do is cut your fuel use. Here are some simple, sure-fire ways to reduce the amount of fuel you buy.
When it comes time to change your oil make sure you carefully consider what oil filter you will use. Oil filters can have a dramatic impact on the performance of our engine. Here is a comparison of five different oil filters, with the intention of discovering which filter performed the best for the Toyota Tundra.
UPDATE: This article was supposed to link to the original comparison when it was published, which is found here: Toyota Tundra Oil Filter Comparison
Cabin air filters are intended to keep the air quality inside your Toyota Tundra as fresh as possible. Most vehicles on the road have at least one cabin air filter installed, with luxury models such as the Lexus LS sedan offering five or more in order to maintain spring meadow-like levels of passenger compartment freshness.
The questions is, can we improve the quality and/or performance of these cabin air filters by switching from paper to activated carbon? Is it worth it? Here’s our take: