Are You a New Car Owner? Here’s What You Need to Do

December 2nd, 2016 by

Congratulations on buying a new Toyota. It’s a decision you will be satisfied with for years to come. Not only are Toyota models innovative and efficient, they are fun to drive. But with that fun comes responsibility. As a new car owner, there are a few things you need to do to keep your Toyota at its best.

Routine Maintenance

You’re aware that you need to change the engine oil and filter. That’s a standard bit of vehicle maintenance that everyone has heard of. But there’s more to routine maintenance than just oil changes.

Follow along the Toyota maintenance schedule to ensure your Toyota stays in its best shape. That includes transmission fluid services, cooling system flushes, brake services and vehicle inspections among other things. The schedule is developed to ensure long-lasting performance for years and years.

Tire Service

It’s not just rotating the tires. You need to check the tire pressures regularly. Accurate tire pressures will aid with traction on acceleration, steering, and braking, and will prevent abnormal tire wear and excessive fuel consumption. Check your tire pressures at least every month.

Warning Lights

Problems can happen, even with a new Toyota. Your new vehicle warranty is there to back your vehicle in the event of a defect while you’re under warranty coverage. If you have a warning light such as a Check Engine light, ABS light, or a light you’re unfamiliar with, give us a call to bring it in for diagnosis and repair. Those warnings are there to help you stay safe and secure while you’re on the road.

Vehicle Detailing

You don’t have to clean your Toyota on your own. You can go to a car wash if you’d prefer. Keeping your vehicle clean helps you show your pride in your Toyota and also prevents premature corrosion and rust.

Especially during the winter, wash the salt and sand from your vehicle’s finish. Be sure to wash the undercarriage as well, getting the corrosive residue out before it causes any damage.

If you have any questions about your vehicle maintenance or to schedule a service for your Toyota, call Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County. Our service professionals would love to help you discover the joys of being a new car owner.

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