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9001 Camp Bowie West Fort Worth, TX 76116
9001 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth, TX 76116
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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Fort Worth, TX

How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Fort Worth, TX

When you have a busy lifestyle, it's hard to keep on top of your vehicle's maintenance needs. But don't worry — Toyota of Fort Worth has your back. We know that drivers in the Fort Worth area have a lot going on, so staying on top of your vehicle's maintenance may not be at the top of your to-do list. But if you want to keep driving your vehicle for many more years to come, it's an essential part of owning a car. You can rely on our service department to provide quick services, such as an oil change or tire rotation, and major repairs, like engine or transmission maintenance, no matter your vehicle's make and model. Our technicians have experience with working with a variety of brands, so no matter what you drive, we've got you covered.

In order to keep your Toyota or other model in great condition, staying on top of your vehicle's maintenance is vital. Here are our recommended services (all of which we provide) to extend the life of your car.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Protect your Toyota model's paint against the elements with a regular wash and wax.

Don't forget the interior.

Cleanliness may not seem like a big deal to your model's lifespan, but believe us, it is. Vacuum up crumbs and dirt to prevent build-up, remove stains with a stain remover, and if your seats are leather, keep them looking like new with a leather cleaner and protectant.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Tires in good working condition can prevent a number of catastrophes. Inspect your tire's tread and double check each tire's air pressure against your owner's manual on a regular basis. Our technicians can also rotate and balance your model's tires to keep them from wearing out unevenly, or install a replacement set when it's time for an upgrade.

Fill up with care.

Nearly all Toyota models need unleaded gasoline (or if you're driving a pickup, diesel), but it doesn't hurt to splurge on premium gas. You'll also want to avoid filling up your fuel tank while the fuel truck is at the gas station since there will be a chance that sediment will be stirred up, which can clog your vehicle's fuel filters and injectors.

Keep up with oil changes.

You know this one — regular oil changes can drastically improve the lifespan of your vehicle. Refer to your owner's manual to know how often your model will need one, but our general rule is every six months or 3,000 miles.

Change the filters.

Good car health includes clean filters, including cabin, engine, oil, fuel and transmission filters. Again, your owner's manual will include details for each filter and when to have one changed.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

Did a small chip appear on your windshield during your last road trip? We recommend repairing it as soon as possible since a small chip can become a much larger crack (and problem) later.

Use genuine OEM parts.

What's a better match for your Toyota than genuine OEM parts? Skip the off brands — our Toyota experts recommend using genuine Toyota parts for optimal performance, every time.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

Your vehicle relies on various fluids to keep it running smoothly, and these fluids need to be checked regularly to ensure that you don't experience any problems due to low or inconsistent levels of a particular fluid. Read your owner's manual to know how often you need an inspection or an entire flush!

These are just a few steps to follow in order 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 a member of our team or stop by Toyota of Fort Worth at 9001 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth, TX 76116 . We look forward to serving our customers near Arlington, Burleson, Weatherford and Keller.

Sources: See caradvise.com and rd.com.