Toyota Engine & Ignition System
Why won't my Toyota start?
Although there may be numerous reasons why your Toyota won't start, the usual culprit is its battery. If you managed to leave your lights on, then its reasonable to assume that the charge is out. One early warning sign of a low battery charge is if it takes longer to start the engine when you turn the key. Of course, there may be other reasons why your car or truck won't start, so it's best to consult a certified Toyota mechanic.
Toyota Fuel Filter
When do I replace my fuel filter?
A clean fuel filter is essential for optimal and trouble-free engine performance. Always consult your Toyota mechanic or automakers' manual, but fuel filters usually can operate between 20,000-40,000 miles.
Toyota Brake Pad Replacement
How long do brake pads last?
The working life of a brake pad depends on your daily driving habits and especially, the operating environment. Based upon moderate to severe usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through 20,000-25,000 miles. Factors that can significantly reduce its life are braking frequently, high-speed braking, elevated temperatures and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads may give from forty to sixty thousand miles of pad life in normal driving conditions.
The Check Engine Light
How come my check engine light is on?
Computerized dashboards are standard featuresin most modern vehicles. These include indicators and sensors to assist drivers in managing vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light is on include time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easily read by a diagnostic machine.
Toyota Tire Rotation
What is a tire rotation? And when do I need one?
A car's sole point of contact with the pavement is the wheels. This causes excessive wear and tear that needs to be distributed equally between all the tires. A tire rotation after every 6,000 to 8,000 miles is highly advised. Rotation guarantees that the tires wear evenly. Note, also, that off-roading and 4WD, as well as individual driving habits may influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a regular Toyota tire rotation schedule.
Toyota Oil Change
How often should I change my oil?
While auto mechanics swear by the 3 month or 3,000-7,000 mile oil-change rule, there are always exceptions. The first suggestion is to check your car's user manual. This provides you with the most accurate info available, especially for newer models. Conversely, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to vehicle wear, history, and age. This more indepth diagnosis requires an expert's opinion. If your mechanic is unsure, then phone your Toyota dealer right away for the best advice.
Toyota Battery Replacement - Anaheim
How do I know when to change my battery?
The average car battery lasts between 3 to 5 years, dependent upon care and use. The best way to avoid a battery issue is monitor the battery health of your vehicle. This typically happens during a routine maintenance check. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have an expiration date clearly marked.
Toyota Certified Maintenance
Why should I choose a Toyota service provider for my car or truck maintenance?
When you choose Miller Toyota of Anaheim as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained Anaheim Toyota mechanics. Not only will we provide first-class auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Toyota parts, including a full warranty for all service and repairs complete.
Toyota Brake Change
When do I need my brakes replaced?
Each auto maintenance appointment should include a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Toyota mechanic will inspect your vehicle for any recommended services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is judged by size, look, and feel. Be sure to get squeaky brakes looked at, as it can be a symptom of a larger issue.
Choose Miller Toyota of Anaheim for all your maintenance, service, and repair needs in the Anaheim area. Our Toyota certified mechanics are ready to help with all your auto care needs.