We've put together a list of our most common Recommended Services to help explain why they are an important part of maintaining your vehicle. You can also view your vehicles maintenance schedule to see what you are due for by visiting Toyota Canada's Maintenance Schedule.

Brake Fluid Service

Over time your vehicles brake fluid absorbs moisture. This moisture contamination can contribute to internal corrosion in the calipers, wheel cylinders and steel brake line. A brake fluid service is performed in order to completely remove the moisture contaminated brake fluid and replace it with new brake fluid.

How does it benefit you?

  • Helps maintain braking performance and safety
  • Lowers brake repair costs
  • Helps prevents brake fade and loss of brake function
  • Helps prevent corrosion within the hydraulic brake system; for example seized brake calipers

Recommended: Inspection every 48,000KM or 3 Years

Brake Cleaning Service

Brakes are one of the most important safety components on your vehicle and require proper maintenance on an annual basis to ensure that they are operating correctly.

When you brake, the caliper clamps the brake pad against each side of the brake rotor which creates friction and slows your vehicle. Constant exposure to the elements can result in a rust build-up which can cause your brakes to drag, pulsate and/or abnormal noises.

During a brake cleaning service the brakes are taken apart, inspected for wear and the components are cleaned and lubricated.brakecleaning

How does it benefit you?

  • Saves money by extending the brake life
  • Maintains brake performance and safety
  • Prevents premature replacement of brakes
  • Helps prevents costly damage to other components of the brake system

Recommended: Every 24,000KM or Every Year

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Cabin air filters capture unwanted particles such as pollen, dust, and other pollutants before they enter your vehicle's compartment. A dirty cabin filter restricts the air flow to your vehicles air conditioning, heater and most importantly your windshield defrost. The restriction of air flow greatly affects the performance of these systems.

How does it benefit you?

  • cabin-filterPrevents airborne particles from entering the passenger compartment through the ventilation system
  • Helps keep the ventilation system clean resulting in reduced mold and bacteria growth
  • Keeps you safe by maintaining maximum air flow to the windshield defrost to ensure better visibility during adverse weather

Recommended: Every 16,000KM

Engine Air Filter Replacement

engine-cabin-filterYour vehicles engine air filter prevents harmful particles from entering your engine and causing damage. When the air filter gets clogged it starves your engine for air, reducing fuel economy and increasing emissions and ultimately reduces engine performance.

How does it benefit you?

  • Prolong the engines life by reducing engine wear while maintaining proper engine performance

Recommended: Replaced every 16,000KM (inspection done during every service appointment)

Coolant Flush

Over time the coolants PH levels changes due to the additives in the coolant deteriorating, this causes the coolant to become corrosive and eventually eats away at the metals in the cooling system. The result is expensive damage to the engine and cooling system components. A coolant flush removes old coolant from the engine and cooling system and refills it with new coolant.

How does it benefit you?

  • Reduces the need for expensive repairs and the possibility of breakdown
  • Extends the life of the engine and cooling system components
  • Prevents corrosion within the cooling system
  • Helps maintain proper engine operating temperatures

Recommended: Every 7 years or 128,000KM

Fuel Injector Service

Your vehicle will consume thousands of liters of gasoline during it's lifespan which results in a buildup of performance robbing deposits on the fuel injectors.

How does it benefit you?

Performing a fuel injector service will clean the deposits off the injectors, maintaining your engines performance and reliability. This will reduce excessive emissions output and reduces the possibility of expensive repairs.

Recommended: Every 4 years or 60,000KM

Throttle Body Service

The purpose of the Throttle body is to control the flow of the air that enters the vehicles engine. Performing a throttle body service removes the oily deposits built up around the throttle plate and housing, which will help prevent starting and stalling concerns.

How does it benefit you?

  • Prevents hesitation, cold starts, stalling related to deposit build up on the throttle body
  • Also help maintain correct idle speeds

Recommended: Every 4 years or 60,000KM

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Transmission Service

Your vehicles transmission assists in transmitting the engine's power to the wheels of the vehicle and has many moving parts. During a transmission service the contaminated fluid is removed from the transmission and refilled with new clean fluid.

How does it benefit you?

  • Helps maintain proper operation of transmission
  • Extends life of internal moving components
  • Maintains the reliability and performance of the transmission

Recommended: Every 5 years or 96,000KM

Spark Plug Replacement

Over time spark plugs will wear resulting in the loss of engine performance.

How does it benefit you?

  • Replacing spark plugs at the proper service intervals will maintain your engines performance and reliability while reducing the possibility of unexpected break downs
  • Reduces the possibility of expensive repairs

Recommended: Every 10 years or 192,000KM

Accessory Drive Belt Replacement

It is recommended to replace the drive belt when it shows signs of glazing or cracking due to excessive wear.

How does it benefit you?

  • This will help maintain proper vehicle operation, reliability and prevent unexpected breakdowns

Recommended: During maintenance check

Timing Belt

Replacement of the timing belt will ensure proper timing of major engine components. This will allow the engine to run properly while extending the life of the engine.

How does it benefit you?

  • Helps prevent unexpected break downs and severe engine damage

Recommended: Every 6 years

Transfer Case Service (AWD)/Driveline Service (FWD)

When performing this service, we will remove the old contaminated fluid and replace it with new fluid.

What does this do for me?

  • Help to prevent premature wear while extending the life
  • Reduce costly repairs

Recommended: Every 4 years or 64,000KM

Tire Rotation

Early and regular tire rotation is one of the best ways to extend the life of your tires and enhance your vehicles handling.

How does this benefit me?

  • Longer lasting tires translate to lower cost overall
  • Help ensure the tread wear is even among the four tires.

Recommended inspection every 6 months or 12,000KM

Toyota tire rotate

Wheel Alignment

Stresses from every day driving accompanied with the wear and settling of the vehicle suspension and steering components can cause the wheel alignment to change.

Damaging one or more tires on an all-wheel drive vehicle may lead to the replacement of all 4 of tires, It is important that the tire diameters are the same size to ensure that they rotate at the same speed. This will prevent damaging the AWD system.

How does it benefit you?

  • Ensures the wheels drive straight down the road
  • Prevents premature tire wear and damage.

Recommended: Every year or 24,000-32,000KM

Maintenance service

maintenanceserviceToyota engineers recommend that your vehicle be thoroughly inspected on an annual basis, when performing a maintenance service your Toyota certified Technician will be changing your engines oil and filter and performing an in-depth inspection of your vehicle.

Key points inspected during a Maintenance service:

  • Your vehicle is road tested
  • The engine’s oil and oil filter are changed
  • The front and rear brakes are inspected to ensure your safety.
  • If necessary a no charge tire rotation is performed based on the Technicians inspection.
  • Steering and suspension are inspected to ensure vehicle handling is not compromised,
  • Fluid levels and condition are inspected in order to prolong the life of the critical components of your vehicle.
  • Your battery is tested and a report is provided to you indicate the battery’s current condition, like a light bulb a battery can fail without you experiencing a concern, regular testing will help prevent unexpected breakdowns.