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Get to Know Your Toyota – Parts, Maintenance & Service Intervals

Mar 06, 2023

Being a safe and savvy driver doesn’t begin and end with getting your licence. Understanding the ins and outs of your vehicle and the maintenance it needs is just as important to conquering the roads safely and confidently. Whether you’re a new driver or simply brushing up on some basics, here are 5 facts about your vehicle’s maintenance and parts.

Toyota Service Maintenance Schedule & Intervals

 1. Following your regular service intervals is essential to maintain optimal performance

Toyota University Trained Technicians recommend having your vehicle serviced every 6 months or 8,000 KM, whichever comes first. During the winter months, debris like road salt and sand can build up on your vehicles exterior and underbody. Sticking to your maintenance schedule allows the experts to properly clean and care for your vehicle parts to help reduce premature wear and ensure optimal performance.

To get a better idea of the vehicle components Toyota Technicians may inspect during a maintenance appointment, click the image below.

EN Toyota Hotspots

2. Your engine requires expert maintenance to operate at its best

As you drive, factors like gas quality, seasonal weather changes and your driving habits can impact your vehicle’s fuel and combustion engine systems, compromising fuel efficiency and performance. To keep your engine running at its best, Toyota Technicians recommend performing a Toyota Combustion and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) System Cleaning service approximately every 80,000 KM. This service cleans contaminants and deposits in the combustion chambers and on intake and exhaust valves within your engine. It also cleans your fuel injectors and helps to restore your engine’s performance.

3. Your vehicle uses fluids that require regular inspections and refills

Thousands of connected moving parts within your vehicle rely on carefully engineered fluid and lubricants to keep them working smoothly. Some of these essential fluids include:

  • Coolant – Protects your engine and cooling system from corrosion and rust formation.
  • Transmission Fluid – Lubricates and cools transmissions to help safeguard them from the wear and tear of daily use.
  • Brake Fluid – Lubricates internal brake system components, helping to prevent corrosion.

Toyota University Trained Technicians will inspect and top up these fluids during a regular maintenance appointment, using only Toyota Genuine Parts.

Toyota Genuine Brake, Transmission & Coolant Fluid

When shopping for vehicle parts, beware of counterfeits. Only Toyota Genuine Parts are developed specifically for Toyota vehicles and rigorously tested to meet Toyota’s renowned quality, safety and performance standards.

4. Always drive on the right tires for the season

There’s a difference between winter and all season tires which is especially important in the extreme Canadian climate. Winter tires feature sipes, deeper treads and softer rubber for better traction on cold, snowy and icy roads. All seasons are firmer and have different tread patterns to keep them agile in warmer weather and dryer conditions. Leaving your winter tires on during the warmer weather can cause premature wear. Driving on the correct tires for the season is safest and helps to maintain longevity.

When it comes to tire maintenance, Toyota Technicians can help ensure they perform at their best no matter the season. Here’s how:

  • Regular tire rotation assists with even wear
  • Correct wheel alignment improves handling
  • Proper inflation helps to reduce irregular wear

If you’re in need of new tires, simply input your vehicle details into our tire selector and we’ll help you find the right tires at the right price. Choose from 16 of Canada’s top all-season tire brands.

Toyota All-Season Tire Brands

5. Air conditioning systems require maintenance every 12 months or 16,000 KM

After lots of driving, your air conditioning system can become congested with pollutants and odour-causing contaminants like pollen, dust and other debris. An Air Conditioning (A/C) Refresher service performed by a Toyota Technician can help keep the air you breathe in your vehicle clean.

  • It starts with a thorough inspection of your A/C system, including your Toyota Genuine Cabin Air Filter
  • If your filter is clogged, a Technician will change it for you
  • If they do find any build up in your A/C system, they will perform a two-part process to ensure clean air can flow smoothly into the vehicle cabin

Toyota Genuine Cabin Air Filter

Always be proactive with your vehicle parts

Maintaining the quality of your vehicle is simplest when you keep on top of service and act quickly to resolve any issues you may experience along the way. Toyota University Trained Technicians and Toyota Genuine Parts are here to help ensure your Toyota stands the test of time.