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Today is a good day to start taking car maintenance seriously

How do I make my car run for as many miles as possible?

People fall in love with their cars all the time. It’s pretty understandable, considering how much time they end up spending on the road. For those reasons and many more, the technicians working at the Colonial Toyota Service Department get asked, ‘How do I make my car run for as many miles as possible,’ quite regularly. We want to make sure that our customers can get the most from their investment, so we put together this guide of simple things you can do to make sure you keep your car, truck, minivan or SUV running in peak condition until your ready to look for something new, or new-to-you.

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Three tips for keeping your vehicle in good shape

There is never a bad time to start taking vehicle maintenance seriously. However, you will see better results if you start following the following advice as soon as you take your car home from Colonial Toyota.

Changes, changes, changes – The most common error people make that shortens the lifespan of their vehicle is going too long between oil changes. Modern vehicles and motor oil are designed to extend service intervals and oil changes, this doesn’t mean owners should skip these maintenance visits to Colonial Toyota. Not only will regular oil changes make sure your engine and other components are operating properly, but the other inspections that are a part of a Colonial Toyota Service Department visit can help catch small problems before they get bigger.

Don’t get tired out – Tires are important for several reasons. In addition to being responsible for keeping a car or truck on the road, healthy tires can help keep undue strain off of an engine. Coming in for tire rotations will help keep the treads in good shape and help extend the life of the tires. When it’s time for new tires all together, don’t put that off either.

Flashing lights – Modern vehicles are pretty good about letting you know when something is wrong. The most common of these warning signals is the check engine light. There are a few reasons why this warning light will activate, a lot of them have to do with keeping a vehicle as fuel efficient as possible.

If there is anything we can do to make sure your vehicle stays on the road for as long as possible, make an appointment with the Colonial Toyota Service Department today.