How is Toyota Service Different for AWD Vehicles?

February 20th, 2023 by

AWD Vehicles Require Unique Service

Keeping up with your regular Toyota service is one of the most important aspects of being a responsible car owner. Whether it’s oil changes, tire rotations, brake service, or something else, your car’s performance and safety depend upon following the maintenance schedule. If you drive an all-wheel-drive Toyota car like a Toyota RAV4, we’re covering the ways its Toyota service needs differ from a typical front or rear-wheel-drive vehicle.

Inspection and Maintenance of AWD Components

AWD Toyota cars are built differently than front-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Specifically, AWD systems have unique components, such as the transfer case, drivetrain, and differential, that require maintenance. Our Toyota technicians are trained to inspect and service these AWD-specific components.

Fluids and Lubricants

The car’s all-wheel drive relies on several different fluids and lubricants to operate smoothly. During your Toyota service appointment, our mechanics refill and check these lubricants to ensure that all the tiny parts work together seamlessly.

Tire Rotation and Alignment

Though you may not associate tire rotations with all-wheel-drive, the two are related. AWD Toyota cars like the Toyota RAV4 have different tire wear patterns than two-wheel-drive Toyota cars, and tire rotation is an essential type of service that ensures all four tires wear evenly, assisting the AWD to perform optimally.

Electronic System Maintenance

One final difference between AWD and other drive systems is that AWD systems contain advanced electronic systems, like traction and stability control. Our Toyota mechanics are specifically trained to repair these systems.

Schedule Service on Your AWD Toyota Model Today

Make sure that your AWD Toyota car is equipped to handle the most demanding terrain by ensuring it’s in good shape. Schedule service at Toyota Chula Vista today.

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