Why You Should Make Regular Toyota Service Your New Year’s Resolution

January 6th, 2017 by

Mechanic

This is the time of year when everyone is making resolutions. One of the most common resolutions is to take better care of your body, but that isn’t the only thing that requires care. Why not make it a resolution to take better care of your Toyota, as well?

With regular maintenance, your Toyota will last significantly longer and you will be able to spot issues before they get worse. Best of all, thanks to ToyotaCare, all regularly scheduled maintenance is free for the first two years or 25,000 miles of ownership for your new Toyota.

Why Preventative Maintenance Matters

You may be tempted to skip preventative maintenance in your Toyota, but it’s better to stay on top of it. Take the time to follow the schedule in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. You will enjoy all of the following benefits, among others.

Keeps Everything Running Smoothly
Think of regular maintenance like you would your annual checkup. Just like you need your doctor to look at you once a year to make sure every part of your body is running smoothly, regular inspections ensure that each component of your Toyota is functioning as it should.

Extend the Life of Components
Because regular maintenance for your Toyota keeps everything running smoothly, it also extends the lifespan of each component.

For example, if you never change your oil, gunk will eventually build up in your engine, requiring a very costly replacement. By simply swapping out the oil occasionally, you can prevent this issue and never have to replace your engine.

A similar thing happens with your tires. Rotations ensure even wear and tear so you don’t have to change the tires as soon, saving you money you would have to spend on new ones.

Spot Issues Early
Just like with your annual physical, a regular inspection by a trained Toyota technician makes it possible to spot any potential issues with your car early. Every issue will be easier to take care of if it is caught early, meaning less time with your car in the garage and fewer costly repairs.

Remember that an issue with one component can begin to affect related parts over time. When you follow your maintenance schedule, you can keep your car from having a serious breakdown on the road.

Where to Have Preventative Maintenance Done

The best place to have that preventative maintenance done is the service center at your local Toyota dealership. The team there is familiar with your particular model and will use genuine Toyota parts. You can count on the technicians doing a great job caring for your vehicle and delivering quick service. In fact, with Toyota Express Service, you can be in and out in minutes.

The team at Street Toyota’s service center in Amarillo, Texas, is waiting for you to schedule service or take advantage of drop-ins for quick service on your car. We want to wish you a happy new year, and we hope to see you soon.

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