San Mateo Toyota, Lexus and Scion Service & Repair

Maintenance Schedule

The Importance of Scheduled Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to obtaining the highest level of performance, safety and reliability from your Toyota. It can also enhance your vehicle's resale value.

It is especially important to check your vehicle's engine oil once a month and to regularly replace the engine oil and oil filter. Failure to do so can cause oil starvation and/or oil gelling, which can result in severe damage to your vehicle and require costly repairs that are not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Proper Maintenance Intervals

Toyota recommends obtaining maintenance for your vehicle every six months or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For example:

  • If at six months you have driven less than 5,000 miles, you should obtain maintenance at six months; don't wait until 5,000 miles to have your Toyota Vehicle inspected.
  • If you drive 5,000 miles in less than six months, you should obtain maintenance at 5,000 miles; don't wait until six months to have your Toyota Vehicle inspected.

Be sure to keep an eye on your mileage so that you obtain maintenance when recommended. If you are a low mileage driver, mark your calendar to remind yourself to obtain maintenance every six months.

In addition to standard maintenance items, vehicles that are driven under special operating conditions require further maintenance service. These special operation conditions, which put added demands on the vehicle, include:

  • Driving on dirt roads or on dusty roads
  • Repeated trips of less than five miles in temperatures below 32°F or 0°C.
  • Extensive idling and/or low-speed driving for long distances, such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use

If you drive primarily under any of the conditions noted above, you should replace the engine oil and oil filter every six months or 5,000 miles. Some of these special operating conditions require other maintenance items; these items are indicated in each maintenance chart.

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