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Vehicle maintenance

You are responsible for properly operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle in accordance with the instructions contained in your Owner’s Manual.

If your vehicle is subject to use under severe driving conditions, you should follow the maintenance requirements specified accordingly in your Owner’s Manual.

TGS urge you to protect your new vehicle by having your Toyota serviced according to the maintenance schedule. Regular maintenance will aid:



Long vehicle life

Good fuel economy

Driving enjoyment

Warranty coverage

Compliance with government regulations

Your Toyota has been designed to be driven and maintained economically. Many formerly required maintenance items are no longer required or are not required as often. To make sure your vehicle runs at peak efficiency, follow the maintenance schedule which can be found on our website, under Maintenance Schedules, or in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.

Vehicles supplied by TGS are fully supported by the worldwide Toyota distributor and dealership network.

It makes good sense to take your vehicle to your local Toyota dealer for service.

Toyota technicians are well-trained specialists and are receiving the latest service information through technical bulletins, service tips, and in-dealership training programmes. They learn to work on Toyotas before they work on your vehicle, rather than while they are working on it. Doesn't that seem like the best way?

Your Toyota dealer has invested a lot of money in special Toyota tools and service equipment. It helps do the job better and at less cost.

Your Toyota dealer's service department will perform all of the scheduled maintenance on your vehicle - reliably and economically.

TIP: While any Toyota dealer in the country will perform warranty service, TGS recommends that you return to the dealership that carried out the pre-delivery inspection and warranty registration for your vehicle because of their continued and personal interests in you.

Many of the maintenance items are easy to do yourself if you have a little mechanical ability and a few basic automotive tools. Simple instructions on how to perform them can be found in your Owner’s Manual.

Note, however, that some maintenance tasks require special tools and skills. These are best performed by qualified technicians. Even if you are an experienced do-it-yourself mechanic, we recommend that repairs and maintenance be conducted by your Toyota dealer who will keep a record of maintenance on your Toyota. This record could be very helpful should you ever require Warranty Service.

TIP: In the event that you carry out the maintenance of your vehicle yourself, it is important to remember that you will be responsible for keeping maintenance records since it may be necessary in some instances for you to show that the required maintenance has been performed.

If in doubt or in need of advice, please contact:

Special operating conditions

The information contained in the files mentioned below is a verbatim extract from the Toyota owner's manual for the models which are either stocked or have been stocked by TGS. The information is offered as a guideline only and is subject to the driving conditions which prevail in the country of operation and the specific conditions under which each vehicle is being operated.

Clearly, vehicles which are being deployed in abnormally harsh operating conditions will require more frequent maintenance. Please apply common sense to these Toyota guidelines, and also refer to Special Operating Conditions

If you mainly operate your Toyota under one or more of the special operating conditions, some of the maintenance schedule items need to be serviced more frequently.

Road conditions

1. Operating on rough, muddy or melted-snow roads.

2. Operating on dusty roads.

Refer to the following tables for maintenance schedule items requiring more frequent service specific to the type of special operating conditions.

Operating on rough, muddy or melted-snow roads
Inspection of brake linings and drumsEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection of brake pads and discsEvery 5,000km (3,000 miles) or 3 months
Inspection of brake line pipes and hosesEvery 10,000km (6000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection of ball joints and dust coversEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection of drive shaft bootsEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
Inspection of steering wheel, linkage and steering gear box oilEvery 5,000km (3,000 miles) or 3 months
Inspection of front and rear suspensionsEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Tightening of bolts and nuts on chassis and bodyEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection of front and rear suspensionsEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Operating on dusty roads
Replacement of engine oil Gasoline engine: Every 5,000km (3,000 miles) or 6 monthsDiesel engine: Every 2,500km (1,500 miles) or 3 months
Replacement of engine oil filterEvery 5,000km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection or replacement air cleaner filter Inspection: Every 2,500km (1,500 miles) or 3 monthsReplacement: Every 40,000km (24,000 miles) or 48 months
Inspection of brake linings and drumsEvery 10,000km (6,000 miles) or 6 months
Inspection of brake pads and discsEvery 5,000km (3,000 miles) or 3 months

The above information is an extract from the vehicle’s owner’s manual. For full details please refer to this booklet.