What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Every new or pre-owned Toyota from Post Oak Toyota has a service schedule that’s been carefully designed to make sure it keeps running in top condition on the Post Oak Toyota roads. The Toyota service schedule includes essential maintenance like changing your car’s oil, checking the suspension, keeping the tires filled, and switching out the air filter. The service intervals are divided up either by time or mileage, whichever comes first. While there is some variation depending on the make and model of the Toyota you drive, the maintenance schedule is relatively standard. The service team at Post Oak Toyota has outlined everything you need to know about the Toyota service schedule in the guide below. So, if you find yourself asking, “What is my car maintenance schedule?”, read on!



Toyota Maintenance Schedule

There are several different intervals that your vehicle should run through before being inspected by a service technician. Here are the details:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • 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, tire tread wear and tear check

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

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

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

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

Toyota Service Schedule: Home Inspection

The above maintenance should always be performed by a qualified service expert, but there are also some inspections you can perform from home to make sure everything in your vehicle is running smoothly. You should generally inspect the following every month to stay on top of things:

  • 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

Why Follow the Toyota Maintenance Schedule?

Now that you know the general Toyota service schedule, you might be wondering why it’s important that you follow it. There are a few reasons why you should stick to the maintenance schedule as closely as possible. First of all, regularly-scheduled maintenance ensures that your vehicle continues running at top performance around Edmond and Oklahoma City. Second, regular maintenance lets a technician spot and fix any problems with your vehicle before they become more damaging. Finally, if you don’t drive your vehicle particularly frequently, regular maintenance will help you ensure that its components are continuing to run properly.

Rely on the Service Department at Post Oak Toyota

If you have any questions about the Toyota maintenance schedule, feel free to contact our office anytime! You can also stop by our Shawnee area to talk to a service expert in person. We’re committed to keeping your Toyota running at peak performance and fixing any issues as soon as they arise. If it’s time to get your vehicle inspected at one of its regular intervals, you can schedule a service appointment right from our website.


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