How long will it take to service my car?
How long does the car servicing take is a question car owners frequently ask us. In this article, we answer questions like how long does Toyota car servicing take, what causes delays, what’s involved in a major versus minor service, and why you shouldn’t skip a car service.
How long does a Toyota car servicing take?
How long does car servicing take can be a tricky question to answer. When booking in a minor service using Toyota servicing, Sunshine Coast residents can expect that it will take anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Major services can take up to a full business day, depending on your car and its requirements.
When should I get my car serviced?
The general rule of thumb is every 12 months, or every 10,000 – 15,000km, whichever comes first. When using Ken Mills Toyota servicing, Sunshine Coast car owners are offered courtesy cars for their convenience, as well as mobile servicing for when you can’t come to us.
We also recommend you book ahead of time – particularly around busy times such as Easter and Christmas – to avoid service delays.
Toyota Capped Price Servicing offers a great initiative for car owners looking to service their cars on a regular basis, which is why we strive to maintain quality and excellence when it comes to servicing cars.
I don’t have a Toyota. Can I still use Toyota Servicing?
Yes. Ken Mills Toyota provides car servicing for all car makes and models, new or used.
What’s involved in a minor service?
Most minor services include:
- Replacing oil/oil filters
- Inspecting belts
- Inspecting hoses
- Check brakes/brake fluid
- Check air conditioning
- Test cooling system
- Check battery
- Check transmission, steering and suspension
- Check lights and tyres
- Check windscreen wipers
- Check air and fuel filters
All of these things are included in a major service, as well as:
- Replacing spark plugs
- Repacking all wheel bearings
- Testing coolant and cooling system
- Check exhaust
- Change all trans line oils
- Safety inspection
And the list goes on! You also should factor in the time it takes to source parts or perform major software updates you were not aware of.
What can cause delays to your Toyota service?
The problem with servicing cars is that we don’t really know what issues they have until we service them.
While you may have booked in for a minor service, if we find an issue with the software updates or brakes (for example), workplace health and safety dictates that we need to fix these problems before returning the vehicle to you. So, whether it’s your car or the car before yours, we pride ourselves on providing the most professional Toyota car service possible.
My car’s running fine. Can I skip a service?
We don’t recommend you skip Toyota servicing. Sunshine Coast residents who don’t drive their vehicles often may be tempted to skip car services, but this is not recommended practice.
Maintaining your car service – be it a newer car or an older car – is part of good car ownership to adhere to warranties and guarantees. You may even find it prolongs the life of your car, particularly if you’re driving an older car. It will also save you money when the time comes for your next car service.
Is your car ready for service now? Are you just looking for a service quote? Contact us today for more information. We are here to help!