The Check Engine Light
How come my check engine light is on?
Computerized dashboards are standard traitsin most modern cars and trucks. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easily read by a diagnostic machine.
Toyota Oil Change
How often should I change my oil?
While auto mechanics swear by the 3 month or 3,000-7,000 mile oil-change rule, there are always exceptions. The first suggestion is always to check your car's manual. This can provide you with the most accurate information available, especially for new models. Conversely, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to vehicle age, history, and wear. This more complete diagnosis requires an expert's insight. If your personal mechanic is unsure, then call your Toyota dealer for the best advice.
Toyota Tire Rotation
What's the best time to get the tires rotated?
A vehicle's primary point of contact with the pavement are the tires. This causes excessive wear and tear that needs to be distributed equally among all the tires. After 6,000 to 8,000 miles, a tire rotation is advised. Rotation ensures that your tires wear evenly. Plus, be sure to note that off-roading and 4WD, as well as personal driving habits may dramatically influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a normal Toyota tire rotation schedule.
Toyota Brake Pad Replacement
How long do brake pads last?
The life of a brake pad depends upon your typical driving routine and decidedly, the operating environment. Based on severe to moderate usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through 20,000-25,000 miles. Factors that significantly reduce its life are braking frequently, high-speed braking, elevated temperatures and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads are designed to give from 40,000 to 60,000 miles of pad life under normal driving conditions.
Toyota Fuel Filter
When should I replace my fuel filter?
A clean fuel filter is essential for trouble-free and optimal engine performance. Always consult your automaker's manuel or Toyota mechanic, but fuel filters typically can operate between twenty to forty thousand miles.
Toyota Engine & Ignition System
Why won't my Toyota start?
Although there are various reasons why your Toyota won't start, the most obvious reason may be your car's battery. If the lights were left on, then its likely that the charge is out. One sign of a low charge is if it takes a moment to start when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your car or truck won't start, so it's always best to consult a certified Toyota mechanic.
Toyota Certified Maintenance
Why should I choose a Toyota licensed service provider for my vehicle maintenance?
When you choose Gene Messer Toyota as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained Lubbock Toyota mechanics. Not only will they provide unparalleled auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Toyota parts, including a full warranty for all completed service and repairs.
Toyota Brake Change
When do I need my brakes checked?
Each auto care appointment should come with a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Toyota mechanic will inspect your vehicle for any other needed services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is assessed by size, look, and feel. Be sure to get squeaky brakes looked at, as the noise can be a symptom of a more significant issue.
Toyota Battery Replacement
How do I know when to change my battery?
The typical car battery will last between 3 to 5 years, dependent upon care and use. The best way to avoid a battery problem is monitor your vehicle's battery health. This most often happens during a routine service inspection. Most car batteries, like other perishable goods, have an expiration date clearly marked.
Choose Gene Messer Toyota for all your repair, service, and maintenance needs in the Lubbock area. Our Toyota certified mechanics are waiting to attend to all your car care needs.