At SLM Toyota, we pride ourselves on being the go-to customer consultant for anything Toyota, and that includes maintaining it and keeping it on the road. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our most popular car ‘everyday maintenance’ services, so that you as SLM Toyota customers know where we can be of service to you and your Toyota!
Whilst modern cars have increasingly more efficient batteries that last even longer, some older models will not, and a replacement battery will be required. SLM Toyota trained technicians know the ins and outs of Toyota cars, old and new, and in turn are well placed to efficiently and effectively charge or replace your battery if necessary. We also use genuine Toyota parts, which ensures that your Toyota is getting the battery that is designed for the car.
Most modern cars will tell you when you need to top up or change the oil. However, older cars need to be checked manually, which is usually a check of your cars dip-stick when the engine has been cool for a while. You can also look for signs such as black smoke coming from the exhaust, or unusual knocking noises whilst the engine is running. Alternatively, SLM Toyota and our experienced technicians offer an oil check service, where we’ll look at levels and conditions, and advise on top-ups and replacement. Get in touch with our team to find out more.
Damaged car exhausts can be harmful to your car and the environment if left unaddressed. Whilst corrosion to exhausts is common on older cars, unfortunately unexpected damage can occur when driving on uneven or bumpy roads even in newer vehicles. Luckily SLM Toyota, and our qualified technicians, are here to help repair the exhaust on your Toyota quickly, so you can get back to driving it safely. Common signs that your Toyota car exhaust may need replacing are:
There’s nothing more frustrating that preparing for a night time journey, to find out that one of your headlights has stopped working. To avoid this potentially dangerous situation, it’s important to regularly check that all of your cars external lights are working, and looking for the signs to suggest they may need replacing soon. Our team of Toyota trained technicians are on hand to help if you need one replacing or just a simple condition check, but you can look out for the following signs yourself:
We don’t use them all the time, but when we do we really need them – we're talking about windscreen wipers, of course. Because they get infrequent use, it’s easy to forget about maintaining windscreen wipers and ensuring they’re in good working order. However, getting caught out in the rain without good working windscreen wipers can be extremely dangerous, so it’s important to make sure yours are in good shape. Our SLM Toyota service team are on hand to both check and supply your car with new ones – if you’re unsure if they need replacing, just visit one of our showrooms and we’ll happily check them for you. Here are a few signs to look out for that might mean your windscreen wipers need replacing:
New Toyota cars are packed with state-of-the-art technology, designed to make our driving experience more comfortable, convenient and safe. This applies to your car’s maintenance too, with your Toyota telling you when parts need replacing, including the brakes. This is done through a series of intelligent and sensitive sensors. When your car tells you something is wrong, simply call your nearest SLM Toyota Centre, and our trained service technicians will replace or repair your brakes.
This is a helpful feature in new cars, given that brake failure can be significantly dangerous. So, it’s always important to ensure that you check your Toyota in with us when it tells you something is wrong. However, older cars don’t always have the luxury of sensors and dash-notifications. So, a few ways you can check the condition of your brakes are:
Whether your Toyota is new or old, SLM Toyota are here and on hand to help keep you and your car safe and on the road. Above we’ve listed some of the common and most popular everyday repair and maintenance issues that arise, but whatever you may be concerned about, please contact your local SLM Toyota Centre, and we’ll be happy to help.
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