Earlier this month, the team at your local Southern California Toyota dealers, Toyota Chula Vista, was excited to see that Toyota shared some Road Trip Tips in their recent Summer Safety 101 materials! Whether you’re cruising down Historic Route 66 or heading down the highway on a family vacation, it is very important to ensure that your car is operating as safely, reliably, and efficiently as possible. Keep on reading to find out more about how you can make your Toyota vehicle run like new!

Toyota recommends tackling a few technical “to-dos” to make sure your car runs like a dream! First of all, Toyota recommends that you make sure that you’re in the know about your vehicle. Just like you should treat your body like a temple and get regular physicals, we recommend getting your car serviced regularly and ensuring that there aren’t any active recalls currently out on your vehicle. You can use your car’s VIN to check that out. We recommend getting regular tuneups to ensure that your car is operating smoothly and safely. Getting regular oil changes and tire rotations can ensure that your car also drivers more efficiently. When you’re getting your car tuned up, make sure to ask for them to check out your tires for wear and tear. Also, ensure that they’re filled up to the proper air pressure. Finally, before you head out make sure that you’ve got your spare tire in case of an emergency.

Going a step further we recommend that you check all the rubber for wear. Check your belts, hoses, and wiper blades for any cracks or cuts. In the same vein, we want you to check all your lights and fluids. Replace any that are burnt out and top those fluids off, so that you can drive safely. If you’ve got any questions or want to ensure that your vehicle is running like one of our new Toyota vehicles, head on down to Toyota Chula Vista to speak to a member of our team today!