How to Extend the Life of Your Car

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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Gainesville, FL

When you’re always on the go, it’s hard to remember basic maintenance for your vehicle. At Gatorland Toyota, our team strives to provide a seamless experience whenever your car needs a little TLC. Our technicians are highly skilled and have the expertise to provide you with high-quality oil changes, cosmetic repairs, engine maintenance and more! You don’t need something else added to your busy schedule, so let our dealership get your Toyota back to great shape in no time. In order to nurture the longevity of your Toyota, you need to stay on top of any necessary maintenance. We’re going to share with you a list of easy steps you can take to make sure you’ll drive your car for many more years.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

The weather can do a lot of damage to the exterior of your vehicle. That’s why it’s very important to frequently wash and wax your Toyota. Give your car the squeaky clean shine it deserves!

Don’t forget the interior.

Just like the exterior of your vehicle, the inside needs just as much love and care. Maybe you have a large family and eating on the go is a must. Crumbs, debris and stains can easily accumulate. Take some time to deep clean any stains and vacuum those tough to reach places. If you have leather seats, you can spruce them up with leather cleaner and protectant and they’ll look brand new. For those with upholstered interiors, simply apply upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Having reliable tires can give you peace of mind that your car will have no issues transporting you to your desired destination. Good quality tires have plenty of tread and the correct tire pressure. Stick a penny in the grooves of your tires to test how worn they are. If Lincoln’s head is showing, you need new tires. Our team at Gatorland Toyota can easily help you get brand-new tires installed. If your tires are a little low on air, you can fill them up yourself at a local gas station air pump. If you notice the air drastically decreasing, contact our team and we’ll help you get to the bottom of it. Besides that, you want to regularly rotate your tires so that they wear evenly over time.

Keep up with oil changes.

The oil of your car is one of the most important aspects of how your car runs. Never put off oil changes thinking that they’re not a big deal. Check your owner’s manual to see how often your Toyota should be receiving oil changes. Our dealership can help you set up an oil change appointment and ensure your vehicle is running smoothly!

Change the filters.

Vehicles come with a variety of different filters that support their health (these include the oil filter, transmission filter and air filter). Just like many aspects of your Toyota, make sure to reference your owner’s manual to see when each of the filters should be replaced.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

A small crack in your windshield can be easy to ignore. However, over time it can become an even bigger problem. Be proactive and schedule a service appointment with Gatorland Toyota today and we’ll make sure your windshield looks brand new!

Use genuine OEM parts.

Genuine Toyota parts are specifically designed to be compatible with your particular model. Generic parts tend to not perform as well compared to OEM parts. Contact us today and our expert team will provide you with the right high-quality parts that you need.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

Your Toyota relies on a variety of different fluids in order to run efficiently. This includes transmission fluid, brake fluid and more. It’s imperative that you regularly check and keep up with the levels of these fluids. Keep your owner’s manual handy to reference how often the various fluids in your car should be checked.

Now you’re ready to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time! If you have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Gatorland Toyota or stop by our dealership at 2985 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32609. We look forward to serving our customers near Ocala and Jacksonville.