Category Archives: Service & Parts

oil draining from a car

Why do I need to change the oil in my car?

Why Changing Your Oil is Important

You may have heard horror stories about what happens to a vehicle when its oil doesn’t get changed. All sorts of mechanical issues, even completely engine failure, are on the table when it comes to changing your oil. Today, we’ll go over how oil helps and why not changing it will destroy your engine.

Here’s why you need to change the oil in your car.

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mechanic with clipboard doing inspection on car

Can I get my Lexus serviced at a Toyota dealership?

Is it possible to get a Lexus serviced at a Toyota dealership?

You may know that Lexus and Toyota are sibling companies. Lexus is often colloquially called the luxury branch of Toyota. Consequently, if you own a Lexus vehicle, but don’t have a local Lexus dealer, knowing where to get it serviced, repaired, and the like, can be confusing. But since Toyota and Lexus are sibling companies, shouldn’t a Lexus be able to be serviced at a Toyota dealer?

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mechanic performing oil change while smiling at camera

What kind of oil does a 2020 Toyota Camry use?

Which Oil to Put in Your 2020 Camry

While we always recommend that you bring in your vehicle for regular servicing and check-ups, we respect and support the DIY home mechanic. One of the more basic car maintenance skills that people tend to learn when getting into cars and car care is changing the oil in a vehicle. If you go to the automotive section of your local department store, you’ll be greeted by a full wall of oils, all with different names and designations. None of them tell you which oil goes in which vehicle.

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2020 Prius on a rainy street

What Toyota Hybrid gets the best gas mileage?

2020 Toyota Hybrid Model Fuel Economy Comparison

If you’re interested in excellent fuel economy, then a Toyota Hybrid is the way to go. However, Toyota has a lot of hybrid models. Each has its appeal. Each has some strengths that make it a great choice for the right buyer.

We’ve listed out all the Toyota Hybrid models below. Find the one that you’ve had your eye on and compare it to other hybrid models. You’ll be able to see what Toyota Hybrid gets the best gas mileage. Read the rest of this entry >>

cars driving in bad weather while pedestrians walk across the street

Should I use gas-line antifreeze in the winter?

A Guide to Using Gas-Line Antifreeze

For those of us that deal with harsh winters, like the kind we get in the Midwest, one of the worst feelings is not being able to start your car. Many people do the usual stuff to winterize their vehicles, like changing windshield wipers, changing their oil to lower viscosities, or getting a new battery. One thing you have heard of is putting a gas additive or gas-line antifreeze in your vehicle. What does it do? Is it worth the money?

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windshield wiper in motion

What kind of wiper blades should I get for my vehicle?

Choosing Wiper Blades for Your Vehicle

Having worn-out wipers is terrible. We’ve all experienced, at one point or another, having wipers that don’t clear the windshield. It’s usually right in your line of sight too, making you have to sit at odd angles to try and see out of your vehicle. There’s a simple fix to this: new wipers. However, if you’re not used to doing maintenance on your own vehicle, then going to the wiper aisle at your local department store can be intimidating. With different brands, lengths, types, and weather-configurations, there’s well over a hundred options. That experience can easily leave you asking yourself…

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