Spring Maintenance for your Toyota

Spring Maintenance for your Toyota

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Whether it feels like it right now or not, Spring is right around the corner. As we prepare to put this winter behind us and roll into warmer weather, it's important to make sure your vehicle is well taken care of and ready to take on your springtime road trips. There are many ways to keep your car in its best condition all year round. The experts in the service center here at Pearson Toyota would like to offer you a few tips to do this. Continue reading to learn more!

Get an oil and oil filter change

Oil changes are important all year round but even more so after winter. This is because cold weather can cause sludge buildup, especially if your car sat during winter. Getting your oil changed at the interval recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual will help make sure your engine runs well long into the future. Getting regular oil changes will help prevent poor engine performance, higher fuel consumption, and severe engine damage.

Have your belts and hoses checked

Cold weather can cause the rubber parts to harden and crack. This makes it very important to have a certified technician check your belts and hoses. When checking your hoses, we'll check for hardening, softening, blistering, cracks, and leaks. For your belts, we'll check for any looseness, glazing, cracks, or frays. Once these are all checked, a certified technician will tell you what condition they're in and advise you if they need replacing.

Have your starting and charging system checked

Cold temperatures can take a toll on your battery, and when the weather starts to warm up is the perfect time to have it tested. When testing the battery, we'll also make sure the connections are clean, tight, and clear of any corrosion, and also that it is securely mounted. You should consider replacing your battery if it's at least five years old. At the same time, you should also have the alternator tested to make sure it is producing enough energy to power the electronics in your vehicle.

Check your fluids

Many different fluids help your car run, no one more important than the other. Your transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant, and even washer fluid all have a specific job and should be checked when the seasons changed to make sure the levels are full, and there are no signs of fluid break down.

Get your car ready for spring at Pearson Toyota

The weather may still be cold, but it's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for springtime! At Pearson Toyota, we employ certified Toyota technicians with extensive training on all years and models to ensure your vehicle is in the most capable hands every time it needs service. From routine maintenance to heavy repairs, you can trust our service professionals. When you're ready to get your car ready for the warmer weather, come on down to the service center at Pearson Toyota, where an expert technician with years of experience will help you keep your car on the road for years to come. We look forward to serving you!

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