Car maintenance mistakes can be expensive. Avoid these five Toyota maintenance mistakes at all costs.
Mistake #1: Put Off Auto Repairs
There’s nothing worse than letting a problem with your vehicle sit on the back burner for a few weeks or even months. It usually just makes the problem worse and more expensive. When you notice a service light come on in your Toyota, take it to the mechanic as soon as possible.
Mistake #2: Use Inferior Parts
When it comes to Toyotas, some owners are looking to cut corners to save on cost. This often means using generic parts instead of Toyota OEM parts. While you might see an initial savings on the repair bill, the costs down the line may add up. Generic parts may not last as long.
Mistake #3: Spending on Expensive Gas
Just because you’re using the highest octane grade at the gas station, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better for your vehicle. If your vehicle’s engine was designed for 91 octane, then use it. However, if it was designed for 87 octane, there is no need to spend the extra money on 91.
Mistake #4: Forget to Check Bulbs
How often do you walk around your vehicle to ensure all of your lights are working? As your Toyota gets older, this becomes more important for safety purposes. Plus it will help you avoid possible tickets from the police.
Mistake #5: Take Toyota to Terrible Mechanic
This is perhaps the biggest mistake that Toyota owners can make. You take the vehicle to the local shop down the street because it’s convenient. It’s always better to take your Toyota to a mechanic that knows Toyotas and uses genuine Toyota parts. This will help keep your vehicle in better shape and make it last longer.
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