Every Month is Car Care Month - Show Your Toyota You Care
Toyota is made to give you the most reliable and longest lasting vehicle performance. Giving your Toyota some attention, in the form of regularly scheduled maintenance, will help it do just that. A Toyota factory-trained technician can recommend any maintenance your Toyota may need, but here are some starters. Keep your oil clean. Changing your oil and oil filter at the proper mileage/month interval is key. Use the right grade of motor oil and a Genuine Toyota Oil Filter. Tire maintenance is essential to a safe drive. Air-pressure checks and adjustments will help minimize tire wear and increase your gas mileage. When it's time to replace tires, the experts agree that getting tires that match your vehicle specifications is crucial. Of course, your Service Advisor can always help determine what tire best suits your vehicle and usage requirements.
Air Filters are recommended for inspection every 15,000 miles or 18 months, whichever comes first. You'll know your air filter needs to be replaced if it's grimy or oil-soaked. Air filters clean the air that your's engine breathes if you wouldn't want to breath the air that comes out of the filter, your engine won't either. The weather is changing so now is a good time to check your wipers make sure you're able to see clearly. With normal usage, replacement at 6 months or 6,000 miles should be fine. You can do it yourself or let us help you the next time you're at the service drive. Being able to stop your vehicle is as important as keeping it moving. Have your brakes inspected at regular intervals based on your Toyota's recommended maintenance schedules. Check the scheduled maintenance guide for services your Toyota may need based on model, year, and mileage. If your vehicle is due for service, you can schedule an appointment online.
Maintaining your Toyota
Maintaining your Toyota in the Los Angeles area is very important for the value and longevity of your investment. We drive in very harsh conditions and rely on our vehicles very heavily. Therefore we have created a maintenance plan for you and our area. Please take the time to read and see the value in our maintenance schedules. Our service plans include all of your vehicles needs and our pricing is still competitive to all others with less servicing performed with similar pricing. We give you the most for your money with complete service plans here at Marina del Rey Toyota.
Oil change intervals*
We recommend oil changes between 3,000-5,000 miles or every 6 months. We recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles on heavily driven vehicles and no more than 5,000 miles on all types of driving.
Our minor service includes change engine oil and filter. We perform a tire rotation and service and adjust rear drum brakes. We also top off fluid levels and inspect exhaust system, belts, hoses, steering system, tire condition, tire pressure and shock absorber system.
We perform all items listed in the minor service as well as drain and fill the transmission fluid, service battery, replace air filter, inspect lights, inspect wiper blades, and perform road test on vehicle.
Our major service is our largest and most complete service. This service also includes all of the minor service and intermediate service applications. Our major service includes a transmission service that we actually remove the transmission pan to remove dirt, debris and clean the transmission filter. We also drain and fill differential fluid (when applicable). During our cooling system service we drain and fill your vehicle with fresh coolant and inspect your hoses and drive belts. Also we replace spark plugs (resistor type) and check the vehicle’s computer for any faults and running condition of your engine.