Vehicle Maintenance and Service Janesville WI

How Often Should You Service Your Vehicle?

Vehicle Maintenance and Service Janesville WI

It’s no secret that regularly performing maintenance on your vehicle will increase its lifespan, save you money on expensive repairs down the road, and help to retain your car’s value at trade-in time. Simple things like checking your oil level and tire pressure, as well as getting your car a checkup regularly are all good practices for being a responsible car owner, but just how often should you service your vehicle? Here’s some of our rules of thumb for vehicle maintenance and service in Janesville, WI.

Choosing between miles or time.

Do you ever notice that your owner’s manual has two determinants of measure for how often you should perform certain maintenance procedures? Usually these come in miles and time, but which one do you heed? The simple answer is to choose whichever is a shorter interval. The reason for these two different intervals is because some people drive more than others, so if they were to use just a measure of time, the amount of miles one person put on their car could be highly inconsistent to the next person. If you drive more, use your mileage interval as a measure. If you don’t drive a large amount, then use the time interval.

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Give your car a checkup with the changing seasons.

A good rule to take your car in for a check up is when the seasons change. This is the time to have our service center perform a check on your vehicle to make sure that there isn’t anything that needs to be replaced or repaired. In addition to the regular service maintenance, like changing your oil and air filters, you should also make sure that your vehicle is prepared when the seasons change. Especially living in a climate like Wisconsin, it’s even more important to make sure your car is ready for our winters. You want to make sure that you have all of your vehicle’s functions working correctly so that you don’t have any trouble in the winter. You also want to be sure to have your tires in great condition so you have the most traction on the roads as possible. Whatever you need to get your car into shape, we have the parts for you. We have genuine OEM parts for your Toyota. Our experienced technicians will help you make sure you get the right part or the right tires to get your Toyota to be as healthy as can be.

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Service and Repair at Hesser Toyota

Our service department is fully equipped to help with vehicle maintenance and service in Janesville, WI. It’s easy and quick to make an appointment online, or you can call our service department at (608) 754-7754. Thinking of getting a new vehicle? We can help with that too! Take a look at our online inventory, stop by in person, or schedule a test drive online. At Hesser Toyota, we’re committed to our customers.