Whether your Toyota just rolled off our lot or it is several years old, it's never too early or late to start a regimen to care for it properly. Giving your Toyota the very best care you can ensure that it gives you years of reliable service in return.

General Care

Spend time washing and waxing your car at least every two weeks when the weather is good so you can maintain its exterior and take note of any small issues before they turn into larger, expensive problems.

Consult your owner's manual for a guide on where your tire pressure should be and do your best to keep your tires in that range, so they don't wear unevenly. Top up oil, coolant and washer fluid when you notice they're low.

Seasonal Maintenance

Seasonal changes have a big effect on your car and will impact the kind of care it requires. The heavy snowfall in New York will require winter tires and lower viscosity of oil.

During the summertime, drivers should have summer tires installed and keep a strict eye on tire pressure to avoid blowout.

Battery fluid levels also may become an issue and topping up certain types of batteries with distilled water will prevent evaporation. It's also a good idea to change your oil for one with a higher viscosity.

Long Term Car

Long term care of your Toyota is probably best left to the professionals. Expert analysis of your struts and shocks will need to be made as your car ages, along with purging and replacing of your transmission and transfer case fluids.

Belts thin and wear over time, so expect to replace your serpentine and timing belts around the 50,000-mile mark.

Find a qualified mechanic familiar with Toyota engineering to service your car at our dealership. Our mechanics are certified in Toyota care and can quickly diagnose a problem and use their expertise to repair it accurately with manufacturer-recommended parts.

You can bring your car to us for both small maintenance tasks or larger repairs and drive with confidence knowing your car is in the best hands.

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