Signs Your Toyota Needs Servicing

24 July 2018
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You are a loyal Toyota fan, and you want your vehicle to remain in great condition for as long as you own it. Luckily, as long as you know the signs your vehicle needs care, you'll be able to keep major expenses on repair costs at bay. Here are signs your Toyota needs servicing, whether you drive a sedan or a truck. You can visit your vehicle brand's service center for care.

Poor Gas Mileage

You should be tracking your vehicle's gas mileage every time you fill your tank from empty. Gas mileage is affected by many factors, including how fast you drive and how full your car is or how heavy loads are. But if your gas mileage is changing a lot or you find yourself filling up at the pump more frequently than you used to, then there may be something wrong with your car.

Your issue can be as minor as a loose gas cap or a dirty fuel pump. Or, your engine may be operating poorly, causing your car to suck up more gas than it normally does. Even tire pressure can affect gas mileage, but you won't know what's actually wrong with your Toyota until you have it checked out.

Trouble Starting

Your car should start without issue every time you turn the key. An exception may be during the winter when your car needs a minute to warm up, but for the most part, your Toyota should turn over every time. If it doesn't, there may be issues with your alternator, starter, battery, solenoid, or even your actual engine. The way your car tries to turn over can help determine what part of your car is having a problem: for example, if your lights don't turn on when you turn the key, the problem may be your battery. If your car grumbles to start or tries to turn over, then your starter can be at fault.


Your car shouldn't emit any smoke at all, save for a little bit of nearly clear exhaust when you drive down the road or idle for a while. If your Toyota is emitting a black, dark gray, or even pure white smoke, then there may be an issue with your car's exhaust system. Your car not only has a mechanical issue, your vehicle is polluting the air. To keep your car in its best condition, have it serviced on a regular basis.

For more information, contact your local Toyota Service Center.