The most common car maintenance mistakes you might be making
The most common car maintenance
mistakes you might be making
To keep your Orlando Toyota vehicle in good shape, it’s important to have a general basis of
car maintenance knowledge stored away. Our Orlando auto service center techs have the tools
to take care of a multitude of vehicle issues. There are, however, some minor car maintenance
mistakes you might be making on a day-to-day basis that our techs can take care of before they
turn into something pricey.
Don’t make these easy car maintenance mistakes
Mistake #1: Not checking your tire pressure.
Have you checked your tire pressure recently? Our Orlando auto service techs can check it for
you when you get your tires rotated or aligned. You can, however, check your tire pressure on
your own on a routine basis in between your regularly scheduled car maintenance
appointments. Damage and weather changes to the tires can cause the pressure to drop and
cause a potential blow out.
Mistake #2: Not getting your oil changed on time.
Oil changes are essential to making sure your Toyota of Orlando vehicle has a long and healthy
lifespan. If you don’t get your oil changed, the dirty oil will eventually clog your oil filter. The dirty
oil is also thicker and has abrasive qualities, so it can cause friction and wear on your engine.
Ultimately, dirty oil will not lubricate and cause your engine to fail on you. Make sure to include
oil changes in your regularly scheduled car maintenance checks.
Our Orlando Toyota car service techs are here to help you with your
Mistake #3: Ignoring your brake noises.
If you hear something grinding or squeaking, chances are you’re going to need new brake pads.
Your Toyota of Orlando vehicle brakes have a built-in indicator that will make this sound when
your brake pads are too thin and need replacing. If you choose to ignore this noise and continue
to drive with worn out brake pads, you can actually damage your brake rotors.
Mistake #4: Not changing your wiper blades.
Changing your wiper blades every six months (especially in Central Florida where it rains a lot)
is really important and should be included in your regular car maintenance checks. When your
wiper blades wear out, they will not clean your windshield properly and leave streaks on the
glass. This can obstruct your viewing while you drive, which can be very dangerous. When you
notice your rubber breaking down, smearing, streaks, or hear squeaking noises when you use
your blades, it’s time to get them switched out.
Mistake #5: Not changing your in-cabin air filter.
While this mistake might not seem like a huge deal, it’s actually really important to your safety
and your Orlando Toyota vehicle’s car maintenance plan. This filter prevents dust, debris,
toxins, and many other contaminants from making their way into the cabin. When this filter is
clogged, it can’t prevent contaminants from getting in and it could also impact your vehicle’s air
conditioner and heating system.
Not sure what you need checked and when to do it? Call us today at (407)298-0001 to book an
appointment with one of our Orlando car service techs!