To keep your Toyota RAV4 humming, you will need to follow the Toyota recommended maintenance schedule. Krause Toyota in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, can help keep your RAV4 running like new. Here’s what our service experts recommend doing to care for your SUV.
Read The Manual
The owner’s manual for your RAV4 outlines a schedule of recommended maintenance milestones. You can schedule appointments with Krause Toyota. If you register your RAV4 in our records, you will receive notices when it is time to bring your SUV in for a checkup.
Don’t Ignore Essential Maintenance
It’s important that you follow the maintenance schedule assigned by the owner’s manual and the warranty conditions. This includes regular oil changes, filter changes, brake replacements, and other mechanical care.
Depending on how much you drive every month, your RAV4 will need oil changes every 3-6 months. Plan to schedule an appointment for your RAV4 every 3,000 miles for an oil change with filter replacement, fluid check, tire rotation, inspection of wiper blades, and a brake inspection including linings, drums, and pads.
Every 30,000 miles, your RAV4 will need all the above, plus a more extensive checkup. Have the exhaust system checked as well as the transmission, suspension, driveshaft and steering components. Our technicians will let you know if any components look damaged.
Utilize The Coverage Plan
When you purchase a new RAV4 from Krause Toyota, it comes with a maintenance warranty covering the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of ownership. You can also purchase an extended maintenance plan to cover maintenance needs in the first 36,000 miles of ownership. If you are planning to keep your RAV4 for many years to come, you can get an extended warranty for maintenance coverage up to 10 years or 125,000 miles.
Monitor Your RAV’s Condition
Keep in mind that your car’s needs can change based on how roughly or gently you treat it. Toyota SUVs like the RAV4 can handle tough conditions, but that will affect how often it needs upkeep like new tires and fluid changes. If you live drive on gravel roads or do a lot of off-road driving, you will need to change filters more often and monitor the underside of the SUV for damage.
Make sure your Toyota RAV4 lasts for years to come by properly maintaining it when you drive in Breinigsville. Krause Toyota has the tools and expertise to ensure your SUV is running smoothly every time you visit for a checkup.