What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

January 9th, 2019 by

Mechanic holding in tools Whether you own a new Toyota or another used model, maintenance is an important part of vehicle ownership. Are you aware that there’s a regular maintenance schedule you should follow? Explore the lists of suggested services you should follow at regular intervals to keep your vehicle up-to-date below.

Every Month

Set aside some time each month to perform this quick maintenance at home:

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, make sure to perform the following vehicle maintenance checks:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread condition, and wear and tear

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

In addition to the maintenance listed above, you’ll want to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Finally, in addition to the three-month and six-month services, you should get these car maintenance checks every year:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Vehicles are intricate machines that require regular maintenance to ensure all parts are working together properly. If you forgo routine auto service, you risk experiencing issues down the road, which can lead to the need for expensive repairs. Routine maintenance not only keeps your Toyota car, truck, or SUV in running smoothly, but it also saves you money. You can also save time and money by learning what to look for under your hood or finding out how to change a tire. Take Advantage of the Longo Toyota of Prosper Service Department

If your vehicle is due for maintenance, make sure to schedule service at Longo Toyota of Prosper today! Our certified technicians specialize in Toyota and will have your car back to you in no time. Before you make the drive to our Prosper service center, be sure to check out our rotating service specials to save money while you’re here, and learn how to detail your car to keep it in top shape.

Longo Toyota of Prosper Service Specials

Mature Vehicle Special

For parts and service only. cannot be combined with any other offer and must be presented at write-up. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Engine Air Filter

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Oil Change

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Check Engine Light Special

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Detail Special

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Brake Special

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
Tint Special

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Valid only at Longo Toyota Prosper. Toyotas only - different models may have different pricing.

EXPIRES: 05/31/2019
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