Some people dread bringing their vehicle in for Orlando car maintenance. This feeling stems mostly from the fact that a lot of drivers don’t really know what goes on under the hood of their car, so they’re worried about being deceived by their mechanic or having to shell out a ton of money for maintenance and repairs! However, this doesn’t have to be the case – here at our Orlando Toyota Service Center, we have trained Toyota technicians working on your ride so you know you’ll have your car back in no time AND without having to empty your wallet! On top of that, we’re bringing you the truth when it comes to some of the most common car maintenance myths so you can set your fears aside!
Test common car maintenance myths with our Toyota techs!
Time to test your knowledge – which of these common Orlando car maintenance myths do YOU think is true?
You should use premium gas in your ride: This myth is false. You only need to use premium gasoline if your car requires it – otherwise, you won’t notice any benefits and your wallet will take a hit for no reason. It won’t improve your car’s performance or get you better fuel efficiency, so don’t waste your money!
You can’t replace just one tire: Also false, but only in some cases! Let’s say you bring your car in for routine car maintenance, like an Orlando tire rotation, and our techs recommend replacing a tire. You can replace just one of them if the rest of the tires on your car have solid tread depth and aren’t wearing. However, if you put just one new tire on a car where all of the other tires are worn, it can affect your car’s performance in a negative way, causing it to pull and impacting your handling capabilities.
You have to get an oil change every 3,000 miles: False! While we recommend that you stick to a routine car maintenance schedule, we also understand that new technology and new types of oil can stretch this number to up to 5,000 miles! You should check your owner’s manual to see how often you should get this routine service taken care of, or have one of our Toyota techs take a look and set a schedule for you!
You can fix brake problems by topping off your brake fluid: FALSE! False, false, false! If you’re having brake problems, you need to bring your ride into our Toyota Service Center in Orlando immediately. Driving around with brakes that aren’t performing in peak condition is VERY dangerous both to you and to other drivers on the road. While it may be a brake fluid issue, it can be a plethora of other problems that a technician needs to explore! Do not try to fix brake issues on your own!
Call Toyota of Orlando today to schedule your service appointment!
Have questions about your vehicle or need to schedule car maintenance in Orlando? Give us a shout – we’re located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road and you can swing by anytime to check out our top-of-the-line facilities and save big with our Toyota Service Coupons!