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Checking the brake fluid in your 2004 Toyota Tacoma is easy and should be done once a month. On some Toyotas, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 2004 Tacoma. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Tacoma - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Tacoma, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Tacoma.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2008 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4 Cyl. Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)