Car Maintenance Checks you can be Doing Yourself

Car Maintenance Checks you can be Doing Yourself

Posted: 22/05/2023
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Performing regular checks on your vehicle is crucial to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Let's go through some important maintenance tasks for your Toyota:

Engine Oil Check:

Regularly checking your engine oil is essential for maximizing your engine's lifespan. Engine oil lubricates internal components, minimizing wear and keeping the engine clean.

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Brake Fluid Level Check:

A significant decrease in brake fluid can impair your ability to brake and slow down your Toyota. Insufficient pressure in the brake system compromises its effectiveness. If you notice a significant drop in brake fluid level, it's likely due to a leak, as fluid levels usually decrease only slightly with brake wear.

Tyre Pressure Check:

Frequent monitoring of tyre pressure enhances vehicle handling, control, and safety. It reduces the risk of blowouts and accidents while improving fuel economy. Proper tyre pressure also extends the lifespan of your tyres.

Engine Coolant Level Check:

Engine coolant plays a vital role in dissipating heat from the engine. Checking coolant levels is crucial to prevent overheating, which can cause severe engine damage.

Windscreen Washer Fluid Check:

Having a dirty windscreen without any washer fluid can be inconvenient and hazardous. Refilling your windscreen washer tank is important. Locate the windscreen wiper reservoir under the bonnet, remove the cap, and top up the reservoir as needed.

Light Functionality Check:

While it may be the easiest task, it's crucial to switch on all lights and inspect them by walking around your vehicle. The interior indicator doesn't always guarantee their proper functioning. This simple check can save lives, even though issues are uncommon.

Service Department at Sunshine Toyota on the Lake at Currimundi

These maintenance checks are important for the health and safety of your Toyota and should be performed between services. While it's beneficial to handle these checks independently, if you have concerns or lack confidence in your abilities, it's always wise to consult a trained professional. Remember, these checks are not a substitute for professional servicing.

At Sunshine Toyota, we prioritize your convenience by offering early opening hours. Visit our Currimundi and Sippy Downs Service Centres from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and limited appointments are available at Currimundi on Saturdays.

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