As the proud owner of a Toyota RAV4 2012 Sport (Really cool car), the only maintenance that I did on my car is the regular oil change, tire rotations, in addition to changing the battery in March 2019 and the air filter in September 2018.
my question is: I want to keep the car as much as possible (hopefully long after i die and i am 34 years old
I am leaving the midwest to the east coast, and the dealership here are relatively honest. so i want to make all the maintenance with them before i drive my car across the country.
1- what fluids would you change at this point 84 months (7 years) and 31k miles (50k km)?
2- what other parts would you consider changing at this point?
3- i never hauled anything with my 4 banger, so do you think I should check the differentials and change their fluid?
4- all my driving have been city (Stop and go) driving, and my sense is that is considered "severe driving conditions" just like towing a car. please give me recommendations based on this driving pattern (as i am also moving to a city without minimal highway driving).
I appreciate a detailed opinion since i am very concerned about not doing the adequate maintenance, hence my plea here.
PS: The relative low mileage is confounded by the long duration of ownership (7 years) and i am not sure whether to follow the mileage or duration, especially considering my stop and go driving pattern.