Toyota Maintenance 101

Toyotas are dependable cars that go the distance. Many are on the road for well over 100,000 miles. If you want your Toyota to last for as long as possible, then sticking to a steady maintenance schedule is the best strategy. Toyotas need minimal maintenance to stay in top condition, so you can spend more time on the road and less time at the dealer. Here is what you need to know about maintenance for your Toyota.

5,000 Mile Maintenance

Every 5,000 miles, or every six months, take your car in for an oil change and a tire rotation. During this visit, the technician will also check your tire pressure and make sure you have sufficient tread depth. He or she will top off your fluids and perform a vehicle inspection to make sure everything, including your brake lines and pads, is in good working condition. The tech will also make sure there are no outstanding recalls on your vehicle parts and make any necessary repairs.

10,000 Mile Maintenance

Your 10,000-mile service includes all of the services that are performed during the 5,000-mile maintenance. If you have synthetic engine oil, this is when you will get your oil changed. During this maintenance, your tech will also check all of your lights, inspect your steering, suspension, and exhaust systems, and change your windshield wiper blades, if needed.  This should be performed every 10,000 miles or every 12 months.

30,000 Mile Maintenance

Every 30,000 miles, you will need more extensive maintenance. In addition to the 10,000-mile maintenance services, your cabin air filter will be changed. You may need new tires at this service. The propeller shafts will be lubricated and the radiator and condenser will be examined. Your brake pads will also be replaced with at this maintenance appointment.

For more information about maintenance for your Toyota, contact Sierra Toyota. This Toyota dealership in Sierra Vista has a large selection of new and used cars and a large service department. Schedule a service appointment by calling (520) 458-8880.