Lengthy idle periods expose your Toyota to several risks and dangers that regular use of your Toyota does not. Regular, constant use of your vehicle does require maintenance that is addressed in your manufacturer-recommended service intervals, but infrequent or non-use of your vehicle poses a host of other issues. Idle sitting leaves your vehicle vulnerable to the natural forces of the world, be it debris from trees or curious animals who take an interest in your Toyota. It’s also incredibly important to remember that fluids and other similar products expire over periods, not just after a certain mileage. Stay on top of your Toyota maintenance so that your vehicle is ready to go when you need it again.
Without a garage parking spot or at least some sort of covering, your vehicle will face natural hazards in the world that pose risks to the exterior (and possibly interior) of your vehicle. Falling branches, fruits, nuts, and other debris from trees all pose risks, while animals that inhabit these trees may take an interest in the wiring in your engine bay and other such areas of your vehicle. Not having your vehicle inspected before the resumption of regular driving habits leaves your vehicle prone to serious future damage, especially if curious animals have destroyed the wiring in your vehicle during its idle period.
Many of the parts on your vehicle will not wear and tear while sitting idle, but there are several parts and fluids that you need to take into account before you start your regular driving schedule again. Fluids, like your oil, brake, coolant and transmission fluid, are all designed to be replaced either at certain mileage or past a certain period, which may have been reached by the time you resume driving your vehicle again. Parts such as brake pads and other metallic items may sustain weather damage and rust, especially if they’re parked outside without cover. Before getting your Toyota back in the regular groove, schedule any of our inspection services online at Sierra Toyota to make sure that you’re safe and secure on the roads of Sierra Vista, AZ.
Our service goes above and beyond usual service expectations by providing our customers with rental cars, a courtesy transportation shuttle, and complimentary car wash vouchers with your services. Our easy-to-make appointments and rotating service specials at our convenient Sierra Vista, AZ location are what truly set us apart as a Toyota authorized dealer near you. Schedule your services online with Sierra Toyota, and stay on top of your Toyota service intervals, even when you’re driving less.