When you’re in need of auto repairs in Orlando, who’s your go-to technician? We offer plenty of different types of auto service here at our Toyota Service Center, but we know that some drivers who are well-versed in automotive knowledge sometimes like to take on the challenge themselves at home. However, are you – and your garage – ready to perform repairs and routine maintenance? Our Toyota technicians have given us some great tips to help you ensure you can perform home auto service both safely AND efficiently!
Is your home garage equipped with auto repair tools you need?
Make sure you have the info you need BEFORE you start. You should never tackle auto repairs without having your owner’s manual by your side, and you should also preferably have the technical service guide at hand so you can refer to it as you go through the motions. Read the instructions carefully and if you’re uncertain as to how you should do something, don’t just wing it – give our Orlando Toyota Service Center a ring and have one of our technicians walk you through it.
Don’t ever work alone in your garage! Accidents happen, and the last thing you need is to be stuck in a dangerous situation without help nearby. Make it a point to have someone nearby, either in the garage with you or in the house where you can get their attention should you need it.
Similarly, you should never ever work when you’re under the influence of alcohol – it may seem like a good idea to throw back a couple of beers when you’re working on auto repairs, but trust us – it’s definitely not! Alcohol can impair your judgment, hinder your reflexes, and result in a pretty gnarly accident if you’re not careful.
Make sure you have all the necessary equipment to get your auto repairs taken care of! This includes wrenches and other tools, but one of the most important pieces of equipment to have (and maintain) is a sturdy set of jack stands – these are the stands that you’ll use to hoist your ride off the ground so you can get underneath of it to work. It’s pretty self-explanatory why you need a strong set – they’re supporting the weight of the car, and they’re keeping it from falling on you and crushing you. This definitely isn’t the time to skimp on cost – our Toyota Service Center in Orlando can recommend brands to you if you want a little guidance!
Oh, and NEVER smoke when you’re working on your car! You’re working around fuel, fluids, and other flammable substances… need we say more?
Schedule auto service with our Orlando Toyota Service Center!
If you’re not sure whether or not your garage is equipped to handle your needed auto service and repairs, why not come see us? Our Toyota Service Center is open seven days a week and has the longest hours in all of Central Florida to meet your needs (plus some pretty killer Orlando Toyota Service Coupons). Give us a shout to schedule your appointment today at (866) 945-0493 – we’ll see you soon!