Frequently Asked Vehicle Maintenance Questions

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Routine vehicle maintenance is extremely important to the life of your vehicle. Simply put, having your vehicle serviced regularly helps keep your car running longer and newer. By performing routine maintenance, you’ll prevent bigger car trouble down the road. Each vehicle manufacturer has a maintenance schedule around the specific makeup of your particular vehicle. This maintenance schedule can be found in your owner’s manual. By following the schedule, chances are your vehicle will deliver optimal performance as you rack up the miles, help your parts last longer and save you money on more expensive repairs.

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Seasonal Car Care: Six Fluids to Check for Holiday Travel!

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Did you know? Your car uses six primary fluids: coolant, motor oil, brakes fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid. Seasonal changes affect the performance of these fluids, so regular fluids checks are essential. Take the time to check your fluids and avoid the hassle and unnecessary expenses that result from car failure. Here is a rundown of the six fluids that help your engine hum.
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The ABCs of Car Care

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A – Always follow a preventative vehicle maintenance plan.

B – Be sure to have your car inspected when you suspect there is a problem.

C – Correct the problem to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down on the road.

Understanding the basics of car care before taking the wheel will help keep drivers safer on the road! We want every drive to remember the below preventative vehicle maintenance tips: Continue reading

Toyota of Plano: Common Car Warning Lights

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Your vehicle is an incredibly complex contraption that functions using a number of liquids, circuits, and moving parts. Pinpointing problems for auto repair can be difficult – even for a professional mechanic. Fortunately, your car is equipped to help find many problems that arise through its system of warning lights. Here are some of the lights most likely to come on and the types of problems they indicate:
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Fall Maintenance Tips from Toyota of Plano!

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It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end, parents have sent their children back to school and although you may not live in a part of the country where the temperatures drop below 50 degrees, you may be traveling to a part of the country where they do! The start of fall is the perfect time of year to prepare your vehicle for colder temperatures and traveling for the upcoming holidays. Toyota of Plano would like to offer the following car maintenance tips to get vehicles ready for the damp, cold road ahead!
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Toyota of Plano: Summer Car Care Tips

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Summer is finally here, and you will want to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for all your summer travel plans. It takes very little time and money to make sure your car runs properly during the summer months, and although breakdowns happen, you can help minimize them by taking a few extra preventive maintenance steps.
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Toyota of Plano: Rain Car Care

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The saying is true “April showers bring May flowers,” as we have seen several parts of the country receive significant amounts of rain this spring season. While we all know the damage large amounts of rain can do to our homes, have you stopped to think about what rain can do to your vehicle? If you’ve ever been on the road in the middle of a downpour, it can be a highly stressful situation, but you may also not realize that the rain you’re driving through could also be hurting your vehicle. How should you take care of your car in the case of a sudden downpour or heavy rain? Special care is necessary, as a car is more likely to break down during heavy rain and a car’s lifetime is highly dependent on car maintenance. Here are some tips for easy maintenance and the safe use of a car during heavy rain.
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Winterize Your Vehicle at Toyota of Plano!

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It may be Fall, but we’re already feeling the effects of the cold weather with the onset of the feared “polar vortex.” Whether you live in an area that gets hit hard by cold temperatures, or you’re traveling to one of those areas, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for winter weather. Sleet, snow, ice and subzero temps are all enemies of your vehicle and can do a lot of damage. Fluids are the lifeblood of your car, and f it’s liquid and is carried between your fenders, it needs attention- especially during the cold weather months. We’ve put together a list of three very important parts of your vehicle to prepare for the winter months and upcoming Holiday travel.
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Another 5-Star Review for Toyota of Plano!

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Here at Toyota of Plano we pride ourselves on excellent customer service! It’s our number one priority to ensure that every customer that walks through our door or visits www.ToyotaofPlano.com  receives the best sales and service experience from beginning to end.

We always love getting reviews and recommendations from happy customers and whenever we receive a review that especially stands out, we like to highlight it. This week, we’d like to share a 5-star review from a very satisfied customer!
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