What Vehicle Maintenance Should I Do Before Going on a Road Trip?

March 22nd, 2018 by

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Car troubles would put a serious damper on your road trip adventure from Jacksonville or Amelia Island, so before you hit the road, schedule a visit to the Arlington Toyota service center for vehicle maintenance. We’ll make sure your car, truck, or SUV is in proper working order with this car maintenance checklist.

Road Trip Vehicle Maintenance

Tire Inspection: Because your tires are constantly in contact with the road, wear and tear is bound to happen. Over time, the tread on your tires gets worn down. Before taking a long drive, be sure your tires are properly inflated and find out if any need to be replaced.

Brakes: Like your tires, your brake pads also experience wear and tear. If you’re hearing a screeching or grinding noise when you press the brake pedal, be sure to get that checked out before hitting the road.

Battery: If your current car battery is more than a few years old, you’ll want to make sure it’s still functioning properly to avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. It’s important that there’s no corrosion and that it’s still got plenty of juice to keep your car running.

Oil Change: Oil lubricates the moving parts of your engine and prevents friction. You should be getting your oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles on average. If you haven’t gotten an oil change in a while, be sure to schedule one before your road trip.

Visit the Arlington Toyota Service Department for Road Trip Vehicle Maintenance Needs

Contact the Arlington Toyota Service Department today to schedule maintenance and prepare your car for a roadtrip. We’ll have you on the road in Amelia Island in no time.

Arlington Toyota Service Specials

Purchase a Genuine Toyota Battery, Get $10 Off!
  • $10 off

Toyota vehicles only. Must present coupon at time of write up. Cannot be used with any other offer, coupon or special. No cash value.

4 Wheel Tire Rotation

$17.99

  • FREE after purchase of 4 tires

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Lube, Oil and Filter
  • $19.95 conventional
  • $49.95 synthetic

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value. Includes up to 5 quarts. Larger models may be extra.

Parts Offer 10% Off

Enjoy 10% off Genuine Toyota Parts and Accessories.

Valid Only on Genuine Toyota parts. Retail Parts Counter Purchases Only. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Present Coupon before check out.

Brake Pad Replacement with Resurface Rotors

Now $189.95!

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value. Per axle. Some models may be higher.

Battery Replacement

We have 18 months to lifetime warranty batteries. Starting at $109.95 INSTALLED!

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Buy 3 Tires, Get 1 Free

Toyota models only. Some models and trucks additional charge. Must present coupon at time of write up. Tax and shop supplies extra. Cannot be used with any other offer, coupon, or special. No cash value. One coupon per customer. Customer pays for tire mount, balance, tax and disposal fees for 4 tires.

Transmission Fluid Exchange

Our Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange Service provides a thorough transmission fluid exchange designed to clean the system and ensure harmful contaminants are removed. Now $169.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Coolant Exchange

Protecting your car’s coolant system can prevent damage to vital engine components. This service drains your antifreeze/coolant and includes a system refill. Now $159.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Power Steering Fluid Exchange

Power steering fluid can deteriorate over time due to fluctuating temperatures and friction. Additionally, harmful abrasives, sludge, and varnish build-up in your car’s power steering system and can be circulated by the fluid. This can reduce the life of your steering rack and pinion and other power steering components. $109.99

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Brake Fluid Exchange

As time passes, brake fluid becomes contaminated shortening the life of your vehicle’s brake system components. Brake fluid absorbs moisture causing corrosion and eventually the deterioration of the hydraulic parts in your brake system. $99.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Tire Rotate and Balance

Having your tires regularly rotated and balanced increases their lifespan and durability. Over time, tires are worn down by the surfaces they drive over. If they are kept in the same position on your vehicle, they will continually erode in the same place. This uneven wear causes them to break down more quickly. Now $34.95!

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

4 Wheel Alignment

Set front and rear wheels and all specifications to achieve proper thrust and centerline angles.  Service also includes inspection of steering linkage and shocks, checking tire pressure, and tire wear. Now $69.95!

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Front or Rear Differential Service

Drain and fill differential. $119.99

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value. Some models may be higher.

Fuel Injector Service

Helps restore engine performance and fuel efficiency while protecting against future repairs. $109.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Fuel Induction Service

Helps restore performance and maintain fuel economy while freeing sticky throttle bodies from carbon build-up.  Also helps remove moisture from the fuel tank and gas lines. $109.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Headlight Restoration

If your headlights are starting to look cloudy and yellow, it’s probably time to restore them. $89.95

Not valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Air Conditioner Refresher

Clean evaporator core and A/C odor treatment. $55.71

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Air Conditioner Cabin Filter

Traps contaminants before they enter your vehicle while cleaning the air that recirculates inside your cabin. $34.95

Toyota Models only. Not Valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

Engine Air Filter

Helps your engine breathe easier and maintain engine performance. Starting at $22.99 Installed!

Not valid with any other coupons or offers. Must present coupon at time of write up. No Cash Value.

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