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5 Ways To Maintain Your Toyota Car



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Toyota remains one of the most preferred brands by Nigerians. The durability, efficient fuel economy, good resale value, availability of spare parts are among the myriad of reasons why Nigerians have so much love for it.

If you’re among the Toyota owners or have plans to get one soon, here are some ways to maintain your Toyota car so that it will serve you well with less stress and troubles.

1. Change engine oil regularly:

Over time, the engine oil in your Toyota car breaks down and lose its effectiveness. When the engine oil deteriorate, make sure you change it to keep your engine running smooth without problem.

Toyota has scheduled intervals when engine oil should be changed, the timing is measured in miles driven and time since last change. You should also bear in mind that the harsh weather condition in Nigeria and the various driving conditions may accelerate the rate of change of your car engine oil. Keeping up with the schedule is one of the nicest thing you can do for your vehicle.

2. Keep your tyres inflated:

You may not easily take notice of some of the few things keeping your tyres inflated can do for you. Doing so can make your Toyota run at optimum mpg efficiency. When your tyres are not properly inflated, your engine will be doing extra work to keep them rolling. Even though the Toyota brand ranks high when it comes to fuel economy, you can still get more by doing the needful.

3. Keep the Filters Clean:

Just like the kidney in human body, filters in cars ensure that everything that goes into your engine and drivetrain is clean and impurity free. Over time, these filters get bad and may cause problems like poor gas mileage, messed up transmission  and excessive wear in the engine if not properly attended to. So keeping them clean and replacing as at when due is  extremely important. As part of regular maintenance on your Toyota, filters should be checked and replaced if they are too dirty to get the job done.

4. Check Tire Tread:

When the tyre tread is working the way it should, your vehicle maintains optimum contact with the road surface. When it’s wet, the grooves in the tread channel water away from the tyre so rubber can connect, when it’s dry, the tread serves to improve the grip on the road. So when your tread is worn, you run the risk of losing control of your vehicle. And when you lose control, some terrible things can happen.

5. Check the Belts:

The old cars our fathers drove back in the days had lots of belts under the hood. In most of the recent cars we have now, technology came through and reduced the numerous belts we use to have to just one belt called the serpentine. This belt single handedly distributes rotational power from the main crankshaft of the engine to the various pumps and systems that need to be turned to do things like run a water pump, turn the air conditioning compressor, and run the alternator. The serpentine is made of rubber and fiber cord and in time wears. At some point, the belt will fail, and that’s not good if you’re in the middle of driving. So keeping tabs on how healthy the belt is will help you replace it before it fails and keep your drives uneventful.

As a good Toyota user, which other ways do you recommend for a fellow user. We would love to hear from you. Kindly make use of the comment section.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.


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