At Vann York Toyota it is our job to make sure that we take care of your vehicle when you bring it in for service whether that is engine tune-ups, muffler replacements, or simply changing the battery. But, it is also our job to let you know about the importance of regular maintenance on your Toyota such as oil changes, windshield wiper replacements, tire rotations, and lights. These services need to be checked often in order to keep your vehicle operating correctly.
Over time the oil in your engine will lose consistency and break down. When it breaks down that causes it to be less effective at lubricating the metal in the motor. Oil needs to be thick in order to operate correctly. When it gets thinner or more corrupt, it cannot get to where it needs to go as effectively. This will cause your engine to run hotter and less efficiently.
Sludge can also build up in your engine. When the oil breaks down it leaves hazardous deposits. These hazardous deposits form into sludge. That sludge will then settle and begin to block passageways of oil. If oil is blocked then it cannot do its job.
Letting oil run out is also dangerous. That oil helps to lubricate your engine. If it isn’t there to lubricate the metal pieces, they will rub together and cause friction. That friction will cause the metal to heat and eventually form together, which leads to a whole mess of problems including engine seizing.
Wipers can go through a lot of extremes with your car. They go through heat, cold, rain, snow, pollution, rocks, and whatever else you encounter on the road. That causes the material to wear down and eventually become less effective.
When windshield wipers do not work, it causes you to have your view of the road blocked, which is extremely unsafe.
By changing your windshield wiper blades, you can help to prevent anything from blocking your view.
Take a good look at your tires. The tread on them is very important in many aspects. That tread helps you to handle roads and obstacles better while also staying stable and not going flat. If the tread is worn down to much in one area it can cause your car the handle incorrectly and cause shaking while driving. Tread also wear down and cause the tire to age quicker. With age come problems like flats and popping.
Tire rotations help to wear down tread on your tires evenly. By moving the tires to different locations on your car it helps the tread to wear down in different areas, which leads to them lasting longer overall. Tires should be rotated when you get an oil change on your car, unless you drive excessively or limitedly. Then it will change how often you need that service.
Probably one of the most important services is also one that is forgotten. We know that lights burn out over time. That is why it is important to check them often to make sure they are working properly. Without lights you cannot see at night, you cannot indicate turning, and you cannot show braking. Also, lights are a legal matter. You can be pulled over and given a ticket for not having functioning lights. Whenever you go in for any service, make sure the lights are checked, and check them occasionally at home.
Since you now know the importance of regular maintenance for oil changes, lights, tire rotations, and wiper replacements, make sure you schedule an appointment today if it is that time for one of them.