Regular Services Recommended at Charlesglen Toyota

Toyota Maintenance Work Explained

Regular maintenance on your vehicle is crucial, and while you may know the necessity of this service work you may not fully understand why each job is so important to be done on your vehicle on a set schedule. We at Charlesglen Toyota are here to demystify the regular service work that we recommend be done on your vehicle, helping you see how important they are for the individual systems as well as the vehicle as a whole. Thanks to our factory-trained Toyota technicians, our use of genuine Toyota parts and the latest in tailored tools and technology, your Toyota will receive the best service experience possible when it’s time for routine maintenance at Charlesglen Toyota.

Genuine Toyota Parts

During any service job, insist on genuine Toyota parts. These are parts designed and built specifically for your vehicle, ensuring the proper fit, performance and upholding of your Toyota’s structural integrity. They’ve been tested to provide durable wear for years to come.




Genuine Toyota Remanufactured Parts

Remanufactured Toyota parts are a little bit different than fully genuine parts, as they take genuine components and completely remanufacture the part to work as new, not just rebuilding the broken piece of the part. All of this work is done to the strictest of Toyota standards




Oil Change Service

Quite possibly the most essential and well-known vehicle service, regularly changing the oil in your vehicle makes certain that it always has clean oil to lubricate the important parts of your engine.

Your genuine Toyota oil should be changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, and your owner’s manual.



Genuine Toyota Oil

Genuine Toyota motor oil has been specifically made for your Toyota model. Not only does it lubricate the engine, but it also helps to protect and clean it as well. Your car will run smoothly with the engine oil it’s meant to have, so insist on genuine Toyota motor oil on your next oil change.

Your genuine Toyota oil should be changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, and your owner’s manual.


Genuine Toyota Oil Filters

Just like genuine Toyota motor oil is so important in your vehicle, so is a genuine Toyota oil filter. Oil breaks down over time and so do oil filters become clogged, dirty and wear down, demanding routine checks and replacement. These factory-made oil filters are made with a dual texture to promote terrific durability, while helping to protect your engine and improve its efficiency.

Your genuine Toyota oil filter should be changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, and your owner’s manual.



Brake Service

One of the most important components on your vehicle is the brakes, and they need to be routinely inspected to ensure proper performance. Safe stopping is done through the system’s fluids and friction, which can wear down over time. From brake inspection to system diagnosis to fluid flushes and replacements, we have all of your brake service needs covered.

Your brakes should be examined every 8,000 km, with service as needed.



Battery Service

Don’t wait for your battery to die before you’re aware of any problems, especially if it’s during the cold winter months when a battery at top health is such a premium. Schedule your routine check, and ensure your vehicle is fitted with a genuine Toyota battery.

Your battery may last between 4-5 years, but watch out for any signs of poor performance. Check regularly to ensure proper condition.



Air Filter Service

Your engine needs fresh, unobstructed air coming in, and while the engine air filter helps filter unwanted debris, doing so causes it to get clogged over time. A genuine Toyota air filter has a triple layer system of coarse, medium and fine protection to guard your engine against harmful materials, and is perfectly fit for your vehicle.

Your engine air filter should be inspected every 6 months, or 8,000 km, and replaced if need be.



Cabin Air Filter Service

Just like your engine needs to be protected from contaminants, so does your cabin. Genuine Toyota cabin air filters will trap these materials before entering the vehicle, and allow the heating and cooling systems to operate at their potential. Just like your engine air filter, cabin air filters get clogged over time. Three types of cabin air filter are available:

  • Pollen Filter: Designed to capture allergens
  • Electrostatic Filter: Holds a static charge to catch small particles
  • Premium Charcoal Filter: Charcoal helps to absorb odours

Your cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months, or 16,000 km.

Spark Plug Service

Genuine Toyota spark plugs ensure your engine is firing as it should and that you’re getting the most out of your engine’s efficiency. Spark plugs work by igniting the air/fuel mixture, which gives your engine its power, and thus plays an important part in vehicle service. These spark plugs wear down over time and contribute to rough starting. Three types of spark plug are available:

  • Standard
  • Platinum
  • Iridium Long Life

Your genuine Toyota oil should be changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, your owner’s manual, or as needed.

Timing Belt Service

Timing belts control the camshaft, which in turn controls the engine’s venting and exhaust valves. This timing belt is important for your engine’s proper performance, but can wear down over time through stretching or becoming brittle. Toyota genuine timing belts provide a perfect fit for your vehicle, but must be checked on as they often don’t hint at problems until it’s too late, or you regularly check them.

Your genuine Toyota oil should be checked frequently and changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, and your owner’s manual.


Muffler Service

Mufflers help to cut down on exhaust noise, tune exhaust back pressure and direct heat/gases away from your Toyota. Your muffler is matched specifically to your vehicle, with Toyota genuine mufflers coming as one piece to help prevent corrosion and provide a snug fit. Even though it’s made from stainless steel, your muffler will still corrode and be damaged over time, given its close proximity to the road.

Your Toyota will sound different before the muffler is about to fail, so watch out for new sounds from your vehicle, and keep up with regular checks to change your muffler as needed.



Coolant Service

Coolant (or antifreeze) helps to maintain the perfect temperature and guard against corrosion in your engine, as well as lubricating the water pump. Genuine Toyota coolant is specifically made to withstand the extremes of life in Calgary, from frigid winters to fiery summers.

Your genuine Toyota coolant should be changed in accordance with the manufacturer schedule, your owner’s manual, or as needed.




Wiper Blade Replacement

Wiper blades provide safety that you may easily take for granted, ensuring that your field of view is always clear of debris and the best it possibly can be in bad weather situations. Over time your wiper blades can wear down, and take on damage that causes them not to perform as they once did.

Genuine Toyota wiper blades come in a variety of styles, including:

  • All Seasons
  • Beam
  • Heavy Duty Winter
  • Replacement Insert Blades

Your genuine Toyota wiper blades should be replaced if they are stuttering, streaking or in any other way failing to clean your windshield, although under normal use should be replaced every 12-18 months.

Genuine Toyota Detailing Cleaners

Toyota service and maintenance isn’t always about something breaking down in your vehicle, but also about making sure your Toyota always looks its best! Genuine Toyota detailing products help you do exactly that, with availability for use either at home, our dealership and through our Auto Spa packages. Some of these genuine detailing products include:

  • Wash & Shine Soap
  • Leather & Vinyl Conditioner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Spray Wax
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • Fresh Scent Air Freshener
  • Spot & Stain Remover
  • Touch-Up Paint Pens
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