Have you been driving the same high-mileage Toyota for years here in Opelousas? Want to make sure you get even more value out of your car by driving it for even longer? Then you need to make sure you’re properly maintaining it. Follow this advice from Courvelle Toyota to extend the life of your aging Toyota vehicle even further.
Use proper oil
Once a vehicle passes 100,000 miles on the odometer, it’s time to switch to a different type of motor oil. Instead of the usual synthetic or regular types of oil, use a high-mileage solution that’s been engineered with extra detergents and lubricators for aging, worn-out motors.
Go easy on it
Aggressive driving strains a car’s engine, brakes, and other operating systems. Instead of forcefully slamming on the gas and brake pedals, let your car change speeds gradually and coast whenever possible.
Monitor under the hood
A lot of what can go wrong with your car can be spotted early on — if you know what you’re looking for. Low fluids, dirty fluids, corrosion, leaks, cracks, and deterioration are all early indicators that something major could go wrong soon.
Paying for the proper service to maintain a high-mileage car is often more affordable than paying to have it repaired after it breaks or buying a new car to replace it. Schedule an inspection and tune-up at the Courvelle Toyota service center.