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Archive for the ‘Maintenence’ Category

What is the best way to clean leather and cloth car upholstery?

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Someone wiping down leather car interiors with a bright green cloth

While Toyota SofTex seats will need a little TLC to stay looking their best, the synthetic leather material was made specifically to reduce the wear and tear that comes with traditional leather upholstery. We have provided a few simple instructions for how to care for Toyota SofTex seats as well as traditional cloth seats below. (more…)

How long can you drive without changing your oil?

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
mechanic pouring oil into an engine

The best way to ensure that your engine is well taken care of is to get routine oil changes at your local service center. While most newer cars can now go much longer than the previous recommendation of 3,000-miles, drivers still want to closely follow the oil change interval listed in their owner’s manual. If you do wait longer than you should to get a service, your car will let you know. Find 3 signs that you are overdue for an oil change below. (more…)

What does the Toyota Maintenance Required Light mean?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

How to Turn Off the Maintenance Light on a Toyota Camry

The Toyota maintenance required light, displayed on the Toyota Camry dashboard as MAINT REQD, was created to help remind drivers of when their next service appointment for an oil change is due. This dashboard warning light is not tied to any vehicle sensors and does not indicate any vehicle malfunctions. It is simply a mileage counter that alerts drivers that they have gone approximately 5,000 miles since their Toyota maintenance required light was reset last, usually at the dealership after an oil change. (more…)

Where can I Find Hail Repair Services in Birmingham AL?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Service Representatives Working on Vehicle

Storm and Weather Damage Maintenance Jefferson County

We have all experienced weather damage to our vehicles, and when this happens, you want to be sure that you can gain the best service possible from experts who know how to properly repair your vehicle and restore it to its former functionality. Storm and weather damage maintenance in Jefferson County can be found at Serra Toyota of Birmingham.

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What Maintenance Procedures are Best to Keep my Car Healthy in Summer? 

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Summertime Vehicle Service Best Practices

Summertime Vehicle Service Best Practices

We love summer road trips! But in order to really enjoy hitting the road this summer, we need to make sure our vehicles are up to date and in shape! We’re putting together a list of our recommendations for summertime vehicle service best practices. Take a look!

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How can I Protect my Car During the Summer Months?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
7 Steps to Prevent Heat Damage to Your Vehicle

7 Steps to Prevent Heat Damage to Your Vehicle this Summer

It’s July and the summer is in full swing. These months bring sunshine, warm weather, and beautiful scenery, but it can also pose hazards to your vehicle. Aside from potholes and possible tricky road conditions due to storms, the summer brings the hazard of high heat. Direct sunlight and heat can damage a car when unprotected. Follow our 7 steps to prevent heat damage to your vehicle this summer and make sure your car is healthy and happy!

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Genuine Toyota Parts at Serra Toyota

Friday, June 9th, 2017

When you buy a car from Serra Toyota, you know that you’re getting a reliable vehicle. Drivers have always been able to depend on a Toyota car. That doesn’t mean that it’s not important to stick to a strict maintenance schedule however. Certain vehicle components need to be replaced eventually, so it doesn’t hurt to know which ones you should keep your eye on. Then when you do need a replacement part, our Toyota service center in Birmingham, AL is here to assist you. (more…)

Get Your Vehicle in Shape for the New Year at Serra Toyota

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Service Representatives Working on Vehicle

Service Specials and Coupons in Birmingham AL

Serra Toyota is gearing up to get you road trip ready in the new year! Often, our New Year’s resolutions involve tidying up, getting organized, or getting in shape. Luckily, we’ve got an easy way to do all three in our service department! Service specials and coupons in Birmingham, AL are at Serra Toyota! Come see how we can get your vehicle in tip-top shape.

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Where can I get Toyota Parts in Birmingham AL

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Genuine Toyota Parts and Tires in Birmingham AL

Genuine Toyota Parts and Tires in Birmingham AL

If you own a car, at some point it will need a tune-up or a repair. In fact, if you are consistent with your tune-ups you may even avoid some repairs. But, we can agree that both tune-ups and repairs are expected with any car. If you have a Toyota you will want to know that any replacement parts you order are genuine. Serra Toyota, in Birmingham AL,  sells both tires and genuine Toyota parts.  (more…)

Should I get new windshield wipers?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
When should you replace your windshield wipers?

When should you replace your windshield wipers?

It seems that no matter what the weather is, it has an effect on your car’s windshield wiper blades. The heat breaks down the rubber wiper blades and the ice can take big chunks out of them. So, when should you replace your windshield wipers?
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