As of 2017, the reputable Japanese automaker, Toyota, was America’s top-selling automotive brand for five years in a row. Toyota is so popular because its cars are efficient, affordable, and safe. But of course, your Toyota is only long-lasting and safe if you maintain regular service on your vehicle.
Here, we’ll discuss methods to properly service your Toyota, as well as considering specific service functions that may arise with your vehicle.
Toyota’s Maintenance Reminder System
Toyota models have a maintenance reminder system that will let you know that you need to take the vehicle in for maintenance every 5,000 miles. At that time, a “Maintenance Required” light will flash on, and depending on the number of miles now on your vehicle, your LexService technician will perform certain repairs.
However, this maintenance reminder system simply keeps a log of every 5,000 miles you have driven. You may need to take your vehicle in for service in fewer than 5,000 miles if you meet any of the following harsh driving conditions:
- Mountainous driving
- Off-road driving
- Heavy loads or towing
- Regular very hot or very cold conditions
- Long-term engine idling
You may be able to wait for service if you meet the following driving conditions:
- City driving
- Flat driving
- Freeway driving
- No towing
- No long-term engine idling
Getting an Oil Change: Don’t Void Your Warranty
In an article published by Toyota, they mention that regular oil changes are necessary for the long life of your vehicle. In fact, a regular maintenance schedule for your oil makes sure that you don’t void your warranty – you must be an active partner in the car of your vehicle.
Failure to change your oil doesn’t just cost you a few extra bucks in a voided warranty, either; it can cause engine failure.
Play Your Part in Servicing Your Toyota
In addition to making sure to take your vehicle in for routine maintenance, make sure you don’t neglect the following tasks:
- Check your tire pressure. For safety and efficiency, regular check your tire pressure using a tire gauge. If your tires are filled properly, they will not have the same level of wear and tear as they otherwise would.
- Go to the carwash. To keep your car’s finish looking fresh, take your car to the car wash or wash your car regularly. Otherwise, the new car finish on your Toyota won’t last for long.
Keep Up with Routine Service Plans
To make sure your Toyota functions well for as long as possible, you need to maintain regular service checkups. LexService’s technicians in Artesia and Torrance help you maintain your vehicle before problems arise to keep your vehicle running well for longer. With LexService’s predictable car care, our technicians will make sure that your car’s transmission, engine, alignment, and other vital functions will continue to operate without interruption.