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Make Auto Service Easy by Scheduling it Online with Klamath Falls Toyota

It is really nice in today's busy world when something is easy. No one has time for anything that is too complex or difficult. In fact, we really love tools and resources that make our day-to-day lives easier. One of the reasons we often hear from customers when it comes to the challenges of keeping up with their routine car maintenance is that it can be hard to call and schedule an appointment. Since Klamath Falls Toyota wants to make car ownership easier for everyone, we have provided you with a tool to make your car service simpler.

 

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Get Your Brakes Inspected by the Service Center at Klamath Falls Toyota

It is no secret that sticking to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule can prolong the life of your vehicle. Another true statement is that routine service is a great way to ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate. Your brake system is vital to ensuring safe travels for you and your passengers. If you are thinking that your brakes might need an inspection, you can rely on the team at Klamath Falls Toyota to help. Our factory-trained service technicians can examine your brake system to make sure it is in great shape. Some of the signs your car…

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The Importance of Changing Your Oil at Klamath Falls Toyota

If you're like most drivers, you probably don't think much about your oil change services. They are probably just some car maintenance you have done because you know it is part of owning a vehicle. The truth is that following the recommended intervals for oil change service is vital to the health of your car's engine. We know that there are a lot of folks who let oil changes slide a bit when they are busy. The service center at Klamath Falls Toyota is here to tell you why you should always be prompt with your oil…

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It's Time for Summer Service at Klamath Falls Toyota

Are you already planning your travel for the summer months? With the warmer weather already here, it is no wonder why you are itching to get out on some adventures. Before you start enjoying a summer vacation, it might be a good idea to get your seasonal service from the team at Klamath Falls Toyota. We can help prepare your vehicle for all of the conditions it will face during the summer months.

 

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Electrochromic Gel: The Secret Behind Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

Have you ever wondered how your rearview mirror dims automatically when you get glare from bright lights? The answer is electrochromic gel. It's one of those neat little oddities that makes modern cars a wonder. The auto techs here at Klamath Falls Toyota wanted to give you some insight into how it all works.

The electrochromic gel sits between two panes of glass inside your rearview mirror. When the sensor detects a high level of glare, it sends a signal to the processor. That processor then triggers an electrical current that travels through the gel. 

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Signs of a Bad Muffler

As the name suggests, the muffler is the part of your vehicle's exhaust system designed to muffle the sounds that it creates. If the muffler isn't working properly, you may find that your car is loud and suffers from decreased performance. It may also allow carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle.

In some cases, drivers may be pulled over if their vehicle is too loud. They may also get noise complaints from neighbors or nearby businesses if the noise interferes with their activities. 

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The Two Oils: Synthetic and Conventional

Synthetic oil is a pure lubricant. Beginning as the same oil as conventional, synthetic is clean and distilled until it is free from impurities. Laboratories chemically manufacture synthetic oil, so it does not have any contaminants.

Because of this quality, synthetic oil provides optimum friction reduction in a vehicle’s engine. Synthetics can also tolerate much higher temperatures. All of these qualities improve fuel efficiency.

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Winter Fuel Tank Tips

Chances are you are curled up on your couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea since the winter temperatures in our area have really dipped down low lately. The snow is on the ground and just the simple everyday tasks we normally do so easily, like go to work or run errands, have become so much more involved and complex. We here at Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls want to make sure you are prepared this winter when it comes to winter driving so let's talk a bit about keeping your fuel tank full in the…

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Use Salt, Sand or Kitty Litter to Add Traction

Bring salt, sand, or kitty litter along for traction during winter for weather de-icing. Either of these handy substances can help drivers along an icy road, but one may outweigh the benefits of the other.

Klamath Falls drivers never know when snow or ice might place them in a slippery situation when winter blows through town. Therefore, visit Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls and get snow tires and the winter car checkup for winter readiness. After this, place a bag of kitty litter in the trunk for tire traction in icy emergencies. 

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Is It Really Necessary to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

The answer in short is no.

Without a doubt, to run smoothly your vehicle depends on having clean engine oil. But changing it every 3,000 miles may be overkill.

Years ago it was recommended to change your oil and filters more often. However with the many technological advances and improvements of modern day vehicles, it is actually recommended to only change your oil every 7,500 miles or more on average.

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