Archive for February, 2012
It’s that time of week! We want to recognize and thank all of our newest customers! Congratulations and thank you from our entire staff at Gresham Toyota.
When it comes to proper maintenance of your car, there’s the typical stuff you hear all the time. Most of it involves fluids: changing your oil, changing your coolant, changing your transmission fluid. On the hardware side, replacing fuel filters, windshield wipers and checking your tire pressure are all important maintenance habits.
But there are several less-obvious things you can do to make sure your car stays running smoothly:
Use your parking brake on hills If you depend on your transmission to keep your car in place on a hill — by putting it in park — you are putting a lot of pressure on a tiny pin called a parking pawl. Add years to the life of your transmission, and use the parking brake on hills.
Change the differential fluid About every 60K miles, you will want to have a mechanic change the differential fluid. Like the transmission, the differential is extremely important to the forward motion of your car and expensive to replace.
Make a complete stop before shifting It’s easy to get lazy when you’re backing out of a spot and want to get going, but shifting into drive before your car is ready is a sure way to cook your transmission—not right away, but over time. Bring your car to a full stop and then shift. A transmission is a terrible thing to waste.
Another great week is in the books here at Gresham Toyota, and we want to say congratulations to all of our newest customers! We appreciate your business and hope you love your new Toyota vehicles!
J. D. Power and Associates, long respected as the leading automotive industry expert group, has released its 2012 U. S. Vehicle Dependability Study, and Toyota swept the field.
Three of the top five brands in dependability rankings were Toyota Motor Corp. brands – Toyota, Scion, and Lexus all ranked well above average in the study’s namesake category.
In addition to sweeping the dependability rankings, Toyota earned awards in eight of the 14 model segments, more than all other manufacturers combined. The next-ranking manufacturer, Ford, only earned three.
We want to say thank you and congratulations to all of our newest customers here at Gresham Toyota! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again in the future!