Around this time of year, our Toyota Service Center in Orlando begins to get really busy! This is because drivers are getting caught up on auto service before they head out of state for the holidays – something you should do too! If you’re going to be traveling out of state to visit Grandma or to see snow, make sure you make it to our Orlando Toyota Service Center before you go.
What Toyota Service do you need for going out of state?
First things first, you need to determine if will encounter harsh weather on the way to your destination. If you are going out of state to find snow or you figure you’ll be driving on icy roads, you’re going to need more than just routine car maintenance!
When you bring your car into our Orlando Toyota Service Center before you go on a trip, our auto service technicians are going to make sure that your car is in its best shape possible! To do this, your car will probably need services like:
- Oil change – have the oil in your car drained out and replaced with fresh motor oil. Fresh motor oil will ensure that the moving parts of your engine stay lubricated and move smoothly!
- Tire rotation – extend the lifespan of your car tires by having them rotated. A tire rotation keeps the wear even on your tires. Our auto service techs will also inspect the tread depth of the tires to determine whether or not they need to be replaced.
- Battery test – if it’s been three to five years since you last replaced your car battery, it’s recommended that you replace it before you go on a trip. Cold weather makes it difficult for a battery to start, especially an older battery.
- Brake service – have your brake system inspected thoroughly, including the brake rotors, calipers, pads, lines, and fluid. If you’re hearing squeaking or screeching when you brake, you may be in need new brake pads.
Take on snow with Orlando auto service!
If you will be driving in snow or on ice, our Orlando Toyota Service technicians recommend putting snow tires on your vehicle! These special seasonal tires will allow your car to get more grip and traction on slippery surfaces. This extra traction will prevent your car from losing control and possibly getting in a collision.
It’s also recommended that you replace your windshield wipers and have your anti-freeze levels checked! If you’re dealing with inclement weather, you want to make sure you will have maximum visibility on the road. Replacing your wiper blades will allow you to clear rain, sleet, and snow from your windshield.
Anti-freeze prevents your radiator from freezing over so your engine can keep running in the cold! Before you take to the road, make sure your anti-freeze levels are correct.
Don’t travel out of state in your car without proper preparation! Bring your vehicle to our Toyota Service Center in Orlando, at 16851 State Road 50! We’re between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27!