toyota 4x4 gets driven 500 miles/year

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i use this truck as a fire wood truck and as a spare vehicle to get out when the snow is bad. what is the opinion on the oci for this vehicle? does it help to start it every month?
 
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I'd drive it for 10-15 miles at highway speeds once a week, to make sure everything is working peroperly. Change the oil/filter once-a-year with the correct oil and it'll be sufficient. Michael
 
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Run a an HDEO in it and change it once a year. It doesn't do a bit of good to start it unless you plan on driving it long enough to get all the fluids thoroughly warmed up. I would be more Concerned about keeping the tires out of sunlight and the battery charged for when you"need" the 4x4. In fact you could make a year on any Properly rated motor oil at this mileage as long as you get it good and warm when you start it. Living where you live I would be using it as a Toy more often on some of the scenic trails you have.
 
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