Owning a car is a big responsibility! It’s your job to upkeep it, whether you want to retain resale value, have a top-notch performance, or both. That’s where our Orlando auto service center comes into play! We’re here to tell you a bit more about what goes on under the hood, and address both truths and myths that are out there to help you better care for your ride. Let’s get started!
Our auto service techs can shed light on car maintenance myths!
You shouldn’t put too much stuff on your keychain. This is actually true! Too much weight on your keychain can do damage to your ignition. Your keys bounce around when you drive, especially when you’re on bumpy surfaces, and it wears out the tumblers in the ignition. This means they give out and that can lead to big (and costly problems) with your car. Take it from our Orlando auto service techs!
You only need service if a light comes on in your dash. Definitely not true! You should stick to a routine auto service schedule at our Orlando Toyota service center. This will ensure your car gets the service it needs to give you a reliable and efficient performance, and also that you address problems BEFORE they occur (which can save you a whole lot of money). Let our Orlando auto service techs get you on a schedule today!
You should fill your tires to the maximum PSI. False, friends! This is just the maximum you can fill your tires before they blow out. Our auto service center in Orlando recommends filling your tires to the RECOMMENDED PSI from the manufacturer, which has been calculated to offer you the best performance, handling and fuel efficient.
What can you do for your car to give it a long and efficient life?
You need to shell out the big bucks for gas. False again! While some high-end cars require high-octane gas, most cars don’t… and putting it in your ride won’t do anything except boost your fuel costs. Don’t waste your money – go with the gas that your manufacturer recommends for your ride, according to the car maintenance techs at our Orlando auto service center!
You don’t need to use your emergency brake – ever. Actually, you do! Some people think that the parking brake only needs to be put into use when you’re parked on a hill or if you’re driving in snow, or if you drive a car that’s a manual transmission. Not true! You should always use your parking brake for extra security – if the parking pawl (which holds your car in place) gives out, your car can roll out of its parking spot. Use your emergency brake to protect your transaxle and transmission (and save yourself from big-time repairs!).
Want to talk more car myths with our auto service techs? Call our Toyota Service Center today – we’re open seven days a week at 3575 Vineland Road, just off of I-4, and you can reach us at (866) 945-0493! Ask about our Toyota service specials!