6 September 2019 · Motoring Tips & Advice

7 Tips to Keep Your Toyota in Top Condition | Phil Gilbert Toyota

7 Tips to Keep Your Toyota in Top Condition

Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your Toyota in top condition. This applies to any car and is a part of being a responsible car owner. To help you, we have compiled this guide for you that gives you the best tips in keeping your car in top condition. Refer to it every few months to get the most out of your Toyota.

Check your Oil Regularly

Check your oil regularly, about once a week, and change it or have it changed when you reach the 4,000 to 4,500 miles ((6,400 – 7,200 Km) limit. This ensures your engine’s reliability and efficiency. Without oil, your car won’t operate properly. Get your mechanic to show you how to check your oil properly. It’s a simple process that won’t take long and will save you much heartache and stress.

The 3B’s - Brakes, Belts, and Battery

These 3B’s – Brakes, Belts and Battery are vital components of your car and are designed to be replaced periodically.

Unfortunately, too many Australians overlook them and then find themselves in trouble, even when just one of these goes wrong. If your brakes fail, you can have a serious crash.

Avoid this and have them checked along with your belts and battery at least every 6 to 12 months. You can even do your own check but having a professional overlook everything ensures maximum efficiency.

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs

If your car’s dashboard lights turn on and won’t turn off, don’t ignore these warning signs. Get your trusted mechanic to carry out an inspection on your car. You can also check your handy owner’s manual, which gives you the basics about your car and its repairs.

Delaying a repair, no matter how small, could result in an irreparable damage to your car and a more costly bill.

Always Use Reputable Mechanics

It’s important to always use reputable mechanics that are fully qualified, trustworthy and honest to carry out servicing on your car.

This ensures your car is always kept in good working order and that you are charged fair pricing. In addition, your insurance policy will be considered.

Upkeep the Cosmetic Appearance of your Car

The cosmetic appearance of your car is important so it shouldn’t be neglected. With Australians experiencing busier lifestyles it’s easy to neglect this aspect.

However, all that is required are simple things such as keeping your car regularly washed, ensuring dents are taken care of, and proper working mirrors will help preserve your car, both in value and repairs.

Tyre Power – Keeping them Inflated

Your tyres play such a significant role in the running of your car so you can’t afford to overlook them.

Simple things like keeping them inflated will ensure your car operates at optimum efficiency.

If your tyres are too soft, this puts extra pressure on your engine. It needs to work harder, to push the tyres, which results in extra wear and tear.

Get your Car Serviced

When it’s time to get your new or used vehicle serviced, come down to Phil Gilbert Toyota. Our expert service department will ensure that your car is kept in top condition to maximise its full potential.

Contact us today for a service appointment.