Looking to Improve Your Toyota’s Performance? These 5 Maintenance Tasks Will Help
You always want to make sure your car is performing at the highest level. Although Toyotas are engineered to ride well, improvements can still make a world of difference. Replacements, tune-ups, and regular check ups are important for any driver looking to get the most out of their Toyota. These maintenance tasks will help ensure your Toyota is running as smoothly as possible.
- Upgrade and maintain your tires: A great set of tires can have a huge impact on performance. Swapping out your current tires for some high-performance tires is always an option. Or if you’re satisfied with your current set of tires, bring your Toyota to LexService for a routine tire rotation. This will make sure your tires maintain their tread and ride smoothly for a long time. And don’t underestimate the performance upgrade (and fuel efficiency!) that comes with regular tire inflations, something that can easily be done on your own.
- Replace your spark plugs: Your car’s spark plug sends electricity to your engine — so it’s an incredibly important part of a high-functioning car. Keeping tabs on your spark plug — either by keeping track of your “Check Engine Light” or monitoring acceleration — is a good way to be proactive about your car’s performance. Once you realize improvement is possible, bring your Toyotato one of our Toyota specialists and mechanics for a quick spark plug replacement.
- Install a short shifter: Looking to give your Toyota a sporty upgrade? Short shift kits are fairly inexpensive and not too tough to install if you’re driving a manual car. They reduce throw as you shift between gears, which ultimately improves performance. While your car will drive fine without it, it’s not a bad idea if you’re looking for an affordable upgrade.
- Keep up with your oil changes: Sure, it sounds obvious. But getting your car’s oil changed consistently is one of the best — and easiest — things you can do to keep your car’s performance at the highest level. Most Toyotas should have their oil changed every six months or every 5,000 miles though this can vary based on the amount you drive and the type of oil you’re using.
- Upgrade your headlights: Your regular halogen headlights will do the job, but it’s not a bad idea to upgrade the safety and performance of your car with some High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. It increases the visibility you have on the roadway, especially if you’re driving through rural areas. Considering the relative ease of installation, it’s not a bad idea to give upgraded headlights a chance.
Regular maintenance is crucial if you want to keep your driving experience optimal. Contact the experts at LexService and they can answer any question you might have about the performance of your Toyota or other Japanese vehicle in Torrance, Harbor City, Los Angeles and Artesia. They also offer service, maintenance, and repairs on all Japanese car models. Our Toyota mechanics are ASE certified and stay current on the new technological parts and systems of your Toyota.