4 Simple Steps for Keeping Your Used Toyota Camry Running Like New

February 15th, 2017 by

Since 1979, the automotive giant Toyota has changed the game for midsize sedans with the reliable, fuel efficient Camry. When you want years of continued performance, and want your used Toyota Camry running like new, a few simple maintenance tips will keep you driving trouble-free.

Follow these four guidelines for a longer driving experience.

Follow These Simple Directions for Longer Car Life

No matter which of eight Camry generations you’re driving, these simple tips will have your Camry rolling past 200,000 miles. Keep you and your family safe in one of the most popular sedans around.

1. Read Your Owner’s Manual
The smallest details often reveal the biggest issues. Your owner’s manual is your sole source to tell you everything from understanding your dashboard warning lights to finding out what tire pressure works best for your specific Camry model.

Did you know that an older Camry may only require 28 psi, whereas a Camry built after 1990 most likely will ask for 32 psi? Similarly, a premium model may recommend a high-performance engine oil that base models don’t require.

Understanding that every model is different will save you a lot of headache when those unexpected lights turn on.

2. Get Routine Maintenance
It’s recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles (give or take, depending on your driving habits). But that’s not the only thing that needs to be checked and replaced periodically.

When you need replacement parts, going with Toyota manufactured parts over generic parts not only work better, they help to keep extended warranties validated. Check with your local Toyota dealership’s service center about setting up a routine maintenance schedule that includes:

  • Checking and changing spark plugs
  • Checking and changing wires and timing belts
  • Alignment check
  • Tire rotation
  • Fluid checks
  • 3. Wash Your Vehicle
    Not only does washing your used Camry keep it looking great, it can also extend the life of your paint and undercarriage. Areas with lots of snow, or coastal areas with lots of salt should always opt to wash the undercarriage, where salt deposits tend to corrode or rust your muffler, undercarriage, and trim.

    A fresh wash also keeps paint from chipping when dirt and debris clutter on your exterior.

    4. Listen to Your Used Camry
    Sputters, knocks, grinds, and irregular clicks are all potential dangers. When you hear something, say something. Speak with your mechanic plainly about what sounds you’re hearing so they can zero in on the larger issue.

    Camry Service that Matters with Street Toyota in Amarillo, TX

    When you need quick, reliable service for your used Toyota car, truck, or SUV, look to Street Toyota in Amarillo, Texas. Schedule an appointment online or call us at (888) 237-5761 for affordable rates on your next Toyota service.

    Located at 4500 South Soncy in Amarillo, TX, our highly trained technicians can help keep your used Camry running like new for years. Our services include:

  • Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement
  • Fuel Injector Cleaning Service
  • Engine Coolant Replacement
  • Multiple Mile Interval Service Programs
  • Battery Replacement
  • Alignment
  • Tire Service
  • State Inspections
  • And Much More
  • Stop by today. While you’re waiting, take a test drive in one of our new 2017 Camry models.

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