The Importance of a Toyota Maintenance Schedule

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Whether you have a sedan, SUV, van, or truck, there’s one critical component to keeping it running smoothly on Freehold roads: preventative car maintenance. Not only does following a Toyota maintenance schedule prevent an unexpected breakdown while you’re out and about in Toms River, but it also ensures a higher resale value if you decide to sell or trade in your car someday. That said, you may be wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?”

While the specifics of your Toyota maintenance schedule can vary depending on your type of vehicle, Galaxy Toyota has put together this general guide of what a typical Toyota service schedule includes. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Why Follow a Toyota Service Schedule?

First things first before we can answer, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” Let’s reiterate why it’s so important to keep up with a Toyota service schedule in Eatontown:

  • It enables our service experts to catch a problem with your vehicle early and save you unnecessary stress and hefty repair bills down the road.
  • It maximizes your vehicle’s performance and safety on Long Branch roads.
  • It ensures a higher resale value if you ever sell or trade-in your vehicle.

It’s worth noting that your driving frequency has an effect on how often your vehicle requires maintenance, which is another reason why you should be familiar with your Toyota service schedule.

What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

A typical Toyota service schedule goes through a series of service intervals to ensure that every component of your car is being accounted for. Take a look at the details below:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Tire pressure, tire tread wear and tear check
  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Fuel filter

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle
  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels

At-Home Car Maintenance Tips

In addition to following a regular Toyota service schedule, there are also numerous steps you can take at home to ensure your vehicle stays in pristine condition, including:

  • Monitor tire pressure and tread.
  • Pay attention to the check engine light.
  • Ensure all of your interior and exterior lights are working.
  • Keep the interior and exterior clean.
  • Keep your windshield wiper fluid filled.

We understand that many drivers in the Tinton Falls area are looking to take on DIY maintenance, which is why we offer a wealth of helpful service tips, including how to replace a brake light! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Schedule Service with Galaxy Toyota Today!

Now that you know your Toyota maintenance schedule, you’re going to need to find a reliable service center in Eatontown. Well, look no further! Our factory-trained technicians know your Toyota inside and out, so you can rely on them for all things car maintenance near Freehold.

We always offer a rotating selection of service specials, so be sure to check those out before you schedule service with us. In the meantime, check out our other expert service and parts tips, like how to make your tires last longer.

 

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