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Tips for Taking Care of Your Engine

Last updated 3 years ago

When you purchase a new Toyota, you will drive with the confidence that comes from knowing that your car was built to last. With their incredible longevity and ease of maintenance, Toyota’s vehicles are renowned for providing their drivers with many miles of driving enjoyment. After you drive your new Toyota off of the dealership lot, there are a few steps that you can take to keep your engine running great. Read on for some helpful tips for taking care of your engine.

Change Your Oil
Routine oil changes are among the most important steps that you can take to prolong the life of your engine. As your engine runs, its moving parts create heat and friction. Motor oil provides the lubrication and cooling your engine needs to run efficiently and smoothly. Typically, you will want to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Maintain Your Cooling System
Your cooling system is another major factor for the performance of your engine. If your engine overheats, its sophisticated internal components may become irreparably damaged. To maintain your cooling system, you can make sure that your coolant reservoir is always filled to the appropriate level.

Replace Your Air Filter
Replacing your air filter is another crucial step of engine maintenance. The air filter in your engine is designed to filter out dust, dirt, and other debris from the road. Over time, however, the filter will become clogged and dirty. To ensure that your engine remains in peak working condition, you should change your air filter whenever it becomes too clogged with debris.

At Jerry’s Toyota, we carry a fantastic inventory of new and used Toyotas that you will love to drive. When you purchase a Toyota vehicle from our Baltimore dealership, our service department will provide you with the parts and maintenance required to keep your car in perfect working order. To learn more about the great car shopping experience that we have to offer you, call us at (410) 661-5700. 


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