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Service FAQ

There are many different aspects of a vehicle that need to be regularly maintained for proper functioning. Regular service not only prevents accidents and collisions, but also saves you long-term money, by helping you to avoid costly repairs.

Here is a short list of FAQ’s to help guide you:

If my car seems to fine, should I still take it in for regular maintenance?

Yes, you should always submit your car for regular maintenance, even if you don’t think anything is wrong. To know exactly how frequently and to discover what must be checked, consult your driver’s manual.

How often should I change my oil?

Regular oil should be changed every 3,000 miles in the average car, while synthetic oil should be changed about every 5,000 miles. Learn more about choosing the right oil for your vehicle here.

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What should my tire pressure be?

Each tire is different, but every tire has its specifics listed on its side. It is important to keep your tires inflated to this suggested amount, giving you better gas mileage and increasing the life of the tires.

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The “check engine” light has turned on; is it safe to drive?

While it’s impossible to predict for sure, it’s likely that you are safe to drive for a short amount of time. However, you need to get your engine checked as soon as possible.

What should I do if my brakes start making noise?

Brakes should be totally silent, so if you hear any sort of noise, it’s important to get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. Brake failure is certainly not something you want to risk.

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What if I have more questions?

You should always first consult your owner’s manual. If you have any other questions, contact us or visit us at Krause Toyota anytime.