The 2017 Toyota Camry: Top Maintenance Services

May 20th, 2017 by

Did you know the Toyota Camry is one of the top selling sedans? It’s true! Consumers love the Camry for so many reasons. Its excellent interior and trunk space, its comfortable seats that nicely hug the body for adequate support, its wide selection of content and features, and also its high fuel economy. For 2017, Toyota Camry lovers gain a little bit extra with more standard features for its top XLE trim that includes an upgraded infotainment system and wireless device-charging pad. What you’ll find most notable when behind the wheel of the latest 2017 Camry is its great driver engagement due to its smooth engine, upbeat shifts and minimal road noise. But as you know, vehicles in the early years of their lives are the smoothest and most enjoyable. However, if you are proactive in the health of your Camry, then it will remain in excellent condition and provide the nice ride quality you want. Here’s a list of the top maintenance services you can provide for your Camry to keep it in tip-top shape.

Take Warning Lights Seriously
Your car comes with many safety features – seat belts, airbags, brakes, advanced safety systems, and so forth. Another safety feature worth noting is its warning lights. Your car is equipped with a range of warning lights that will light up on your dashboard for a number of reasons. Some serious and some not. But in order to find out exactly why your car is shining a specific warning light, a trip to a professional mechanic is a must. Warning lights may be easy to ignore, especially if your car appears to be functioning properly. But, waiting too long to learn why a warning light has turned on, the bigger the risk of serious damage and expensive repairs.

Check Tire Pressure
Tires make up one of the most important safety features your car has. Even so, many car owners forget to check their tires’ air pressure. Sure, your tires may look fine with a simple glance, but looks can definitely be deceiving. Your tires may appear to be properly inflated, but they could be low on air. One reason tires can suffer from low air pressure is because of the temperature outside. For every 10 degrees the temperature drops outside, tires lose up to 1 to 2 pounds of air pressure. Another cause of low air pressure is from simple driving maneuvers, like running over bumps or potholes. But no matter what the cause, it’s important to take the time to check the air pressure in your tires regularly. After all, the last thing you want is a flat or blown tire.

Oil Changes
A healthy engine makes for a happy car. But what can you do to ensure your engine remains in good health? One way, and probably the most crucial way, is to have its oil changed regularly. In a nutshell, your engine requires motor oil to operate properly. Without it, it will seize up and die.

This is because motor oil works to lubricate running engine parts and also to help keep your engine from becoming too hot and overheating. So when motor oil is left unchanged inside your car’s engine for too long, it begins to break down. The result is deposits of sludge in your engine and damaged engine parts.

Luckily, motor oil and car engine technology has advanced so much over the years that many new vehicles only need their oil changed around every 7,800 miles. This means you’ll spend less time and money on oil changes, and it will be much easier to keep up with your engine’s upkeep.

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