Whether you need regular maintenance or emergency repairs, there’s no replacement for an experienced Toyota mechanic you trust.
Many of our ASE Certified mechanics not only work on Toyotas—we drive them!
- Oil Change
- Air & Cabin Filters
- Lights & Wipers
- Winterizing & Summerizing
- Upgrades & Installation
We recommend changing your oil every 3,000 miles (or about 3 months).
Many Toyota vehicles are approved for extended oil change intervals of 5,000-10,000 miles, but oil consumption can change in different driving conditions. And if you burn through your oil, you could find yourself in for a much more expensive engine repair.
If any fluids seem to be running out faster than you can fill them, you may have a leak or another issue that requires professional service. Don’t let a leak go unchecked!
Tire Repair, Rotation, and Replacement
Irregular wear could mean one or more tires needs to be replaced. We recommended checking treads and air pressure on your tires at least once a month.
If you can suddenly hear the road beneath your tire more clearly, or if you notice you have less control turning or staying straight in your lane, bring your vehicle to a repair shop to have your tires inspected and rotated. Toyota recommends that you have tires rotated and inflated every 5,000 miles.
Every engine reaches a point when it needs repairs.
In Toyotas with high mileage, there’s a chance one or more motor mounts could wear out, leaving you stranded with a big repair bill.
A burning smell is always a sign to visit an auto shop. And, whenever you see the “Check Engine” light, it’s time to come in for an inspection!
The specialized hybrid engine in the Prius keeps gas mileage down, but it also means that any engine issues require the attention of a qualified Toyota mechanic.
Timing Belt Inspection & Replacement
Timing belts can last up to 120,000 miles in many models. But, a broken timing belt can cause major damage to your engine.
Plan ahead and schedule a timing belt replacement when you start approaching the 100,000-mile mark.
Battery Diagnostics, Replacement, and Installation
Vehicle batteries generally need replacing every 4-6 years, though some estimates say that you could benefit from a new battery as soon as 36-months after installation.
Batteries can also be damaged if they aren’t properly secured, cleaned, and maintained. A mechanic can run diagnostics to make sure your battery is powerful enough to get you wherever you need to go.
Air Filter Replacement
Clogged air filters keep oxygen from getting to the engine, leading to sputtering, stalling, and overall poor performance.
Lights and Wiper Replacements
If one of your lights is going dim, be sure to get it checked out and replaced. You might also need to replace your windshield wipers, especially after periods of rough weather.
If you hear clicking, grinding, or squealing, or if your car seems like it’s shaking when you go to brake, your brakes are likely in need of repair.
It may be that your brake pads have worn out, leading metal to grind again metal. Or, the brakes themselves might be warped.
Seasonal Repairs to Keep Your Toyota Tuned
In addition to general maintenance and repairs, there are a few things you should do to keep your Toyota on the road all year long.
- Cold air, salt, and ice can all take a toll! Check tires for low air pressure and wear and tear on the treads.
- Check windshield wipers, especially if they’ve been frozen.
- Consider buying foggers to prevent steaming up the windows as temperatures fluctuate.
- The first rain shower will make roads especially slippery. Check tire tread to make sure you’ll be able to grip the road.
- Tires can blow out in extremely hot weather. Check to make sure your tires are in good condition and keep patches and spares handy.
- Check air conditioning and cabin filters.
- Consider cooling down the interior with window tint or sun strips.
Keep Your Toyota on the Road All Year Long with Seasonal Repairs
- Check wear on your tires and keep an eye on tire pressure.
- Check fluid levels, especially before and after long drives.
- Test your heater and defroster.
- Check your wipers and keep an ice scraper in the glove box.
- Check your defroster and heater.
- Keep a windshield scraper in your car.
- Consider installing a new batter to keep your car cozy and warm on cold mornings. This makes scraping ice easier too.
- Get chains and prepare to use them when road conditions require.
Toyota Upgrades & Installations
You can modify your Toyota to better fit your automotive needs and make upgrades that improve its functioning and value over the long-term.
Suspension Lift Kits, Larger Bumpers, and Larger Wheels for Off-Roading
Raise the suspension and size-up your tires so you don’t scrape against boulders. Then, opt for larger bumpers and tires that can conquer even the wildest terrain.
New Air Intake System
Upgrade your Toyota’s factory intake to amplify torque and horsepower and improve fuel economy.
A new exhaust, muffler, and/or tips can improve fuel economy and enhance your Toyota’s overall power and performance (while giving your truck a little more rumble and roar).
Throttle Body Spacer
Body spacers make for a better fuel/air ratio in your Toyota’s engine, giving your ride more power for less gas.
Mountain Auto Repair: Toyota
You’ll want to work with an auto shop that offers fair prices and extensive experience with Toyotas in particular.
Here are a few reasons to choose Mountain Auto Repair in North Boulder.
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics
- Toyota expertise
- Honors your Toyota warranty
- The most current information about models, parts, recalls, and diagnostics
- Official Toyota parts, whether new or recycled
- Ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and top-notch service
- Skilled, reliable, and trustworthy mechanics who actually drive Toyotas
Learn more in our Ultimate Toyota Owners Guide.