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What Happens During A Regular Toyota Maintenance Service?

What Happens During A Regular Toyota Maintenance Service?


Toyotas are some of the most reliable vehicles on the road today. When properly cared for, a Toyota will last for decades. Factory Trained Toyota Technicians know the inner workings of every Toyota part and mechanical system. When it comes to caring for your Toyota vehicle, they know exactly what it needs to run its best.



When Should I Service My Toyota?


Most of us know when we see an engine light, it's time to book an appointment for service. However, irregularities or problems shouldn’t be the first time we take our Toyota in. Regular Toyota Maintenance should be scheduled every 6 months or 8,000 kilometers, or whichever comes first. Sometimes Toyota mandates specific guidelines for certain models so we always recommend checking your Toyota Maintenance Schedule online.



What Happens During A Regular Toyota Service?


Properly maintaining your Toyota will ensure it works for years to come. It also means you maintain a high resale value if you decide to sell it down the road. That’s why Toyota recommends booking a service appointment every 6 months or 8,000 kms. So, what happens during one of these regular Toyota service appointments?



Your 1st Toyota Service Appointment


During this first 6 month or 8,000 km visit, our Factory Trained Toyota Technicians will:

  • Inspect and top up fluid levels
  • Remove and check cabin and engine air filters
  • Check tire depth and examine them for punctures or damage
  • Rotate tires or swap tires out
  • Inspect brake parts for excessive wear-and-tear.
  • Record inspection results, measurements and component condition on an inspection form and/or the repair order


During your second appointment at 12 months or 16,000 km, we make sure to replace the engine oil & filter. Then, at your third appointment --  18 months or 24,000 km --  we repeat the process. By your fourth appointment, we repeat the usual checklist, however we broaden our search throughout the vehicle. This includes


  • Working on your brake system by replacing brake calipers and/or brake drums. We also check on your brake rotors, drums, pads and shoes
  • Check steering and shock absorbers
  • Examine ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect valve clearance


Save Money on Costly Repairs With Regular Maintenance


At some point along your time owning a Toyota, general repairs and updates will need to be scheduled. Major components like your brakes and wheels need regular attention to run optimally and keep you and your passengers safe. But the cost of those repairs skyrockets when they are discovered too late or system damage causes more problems increasing the amount of work needed to your Toyota.



The morale of the story? Regular maintenance on your vehicle will save you money down the road on costly repairs. It also gives you peace of mind. Regular service work helps you avoid roadside breakdowns and keeps your Toyota running longer. Finally, it helps you make more money if you need to resell it privately.


Book a Service Appointment


At Mayfield Toyota, we want to be a part of your vehicle ownership journey every step of the way. From the moment you drive your brand new Toyota home to the days and weeks that follow. For every road trip, grocery store visit and weekend getaway, we want to make sure your Toyota is running at its best.


If you have a question about Toyota maintenance or how regular service works, don’t hesitate to reach out today! Book a service appointment online or speak to one of our Parts Experts about your parts needs. Every team member that works under our roof is here to help.

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