Since the Tundra's last update, it has amassed over 5500 miles, undergone two maintenance visits, and received new tires and front brake pads. Work truck? Oh, yeah. Both service stops -- a $179.11 job at 15,000 miles and a $95.85 charge at 20,000 -- included an oil change, inspection, and tire rotation, while the former also incorporated a brake adjustment. At the 20,000-mile service, the maintenance crew at Toyota of Culver City informed us the front brakes were in need of repair, so they replaced the front brake pads and machined the rotors for $249.99. During that service, they also replaced the worn Bridgestone Dueler H/Ts with a fresh set of Michelin LTX A/S tires for $712.92, including mounting and balance.


2008 Toyota Tundra
Months/miles in service 10/20,179
Avg econ/CO2 14.2 mpg/1.37 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $457.11 (4 oil change/inspection/rotate tires)
Normal-wear cost $962.91 (replace tires/replace front brake pads/machine front brake rotors)