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Online Service Scheduler Makes It Easy to Book Your Appointment

Are you overdue for your cars scheduled maintenance in Santa Maria, CA? Do you forget to book the appointment day after day? Busy clients can’t find the time to book the appointment with having to wait on the phone. Toyota of Santa Maria has an option to schedule services online such as oil, brakes and the other services, couldn’t be easier, and it only takes a few moments to complete online. Once you book online, they provided you with a confirmation, so all you have to do is arrive for service.

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Changing Your Oil After 3,000 Miles is an Outdated Myth

The performance of your vehicle depends on you remembering to have it serviced routinely, but if something isn't broken, don't fix it. Such is the case with your engine oil that usually doesn't need to be changed every 3,000 miles even though those stickers you get at the quick lube centers say so. Unless you drive a much older model, you probably don't need to have it changed until about 7,500 miles.

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Good Tire Tread is Very Important

There are various parts of your car that you have to watch over because they will wear out and that will cause issues for you., and one of the most important components to pay attention to are your vehicle's tires. The tread depth of your tires is not only crucial for your safety, but also your vehicle's performance and fuel economy.

 

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Why Choose OEM Parts?

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that all parts wear out. When it comes to choosing a replacement part, you need to know that your part is reliable. That's why here at Toyota of Santa Maria, we only offer the highest quality original equipment manufacturer parts. All of our parts are specifically designed for your car, and are sure to work the first time.

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Understanding Both Horsepower and Torque

While everyone has heard the term horsepower, few people actually can define what it is. Everyone knows that it conveys power and performance. Depending on one’s lifestyle and preferences, they can either demand a little or a lot of horsepower from their vehicle. The world defines horsepower as the ability to move 33,000 pounds one foot in the space of one minute.

However, horsepower and torque are often thought of as the same thing. They’re not. While both speak to a vehicle’s overall performance, horsepower deals with distance, time, and force.

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Drive Safely on the Highway

There is a law known as the move over law that has been implemented to help save lives. Every year, at least 200 workers are killed on the highway according to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition.

If there is a vehicle stopped on the side of the road or a person who is not in their vehicle be sure to switch to the other lane or to slow down by 15mph. Don't contribute to another highway fatality. If it is just not safe to get into the other lane, you should slow down.

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Drive safely this winter season with the proper windshield wiper blades

Maintaining good visibility is one of the most important parts of safety behind the wheel. If your windshield has streaks on it, or has clumps of snow or ice buildup, then your visibility, and consequently your safety, is jeopardized. Unfortunately, many wiper blades begin to perform poorly and leave behind streaks in the wintertime.

If you're like most drivers, then you're probably interested in learning how you can prevent such a dangerous and fr

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