Inspecting Your Used Toyota 4-Runner

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What should my mechanic look for when inspecting a used Toyota 4-Runner?

Inspecting Your Used Toyota 4-Runner

Investing in a used Toyota 4-Runner is well worth the expense. It's a good, solid vehicle, capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds. Here's another expense that's well worth it: When (yes, when, not if) you get your 4-Runner inspected prior to purchasing it, have your mechanic run the following diagnostic tests.

  • Oil leak check underneath
  • Check rotors
  • Check brake cylinders
  • Compression check (makes sure that the engine is in sound condition)
You should always have an inspection done before you purchase any used vehicle, but request these tests for sure if you're looking at a Toyota 4-Runner -- particularly if it has over 100,000 miles on it.



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