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Why You Should Keep Up With Regular Oil Changes and Maintenance

Have you taken your precious Toyota in for its regular oil change and maintenance? At Toyota on Western of Chicago, we want to make sure your awesome Toyota keeps running for miles. And it will. Given that you give it the proper love. You're already driving a Toyota. All you must do now is give it the care it needs.

Why is it So Important to Keep Up With Oil Changes?

We all know how important it is to perform regular oil changes on our vehicles. 

 

 

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Schedule a winter service appointment for your car at Toyota on Western

Severe winter weather can come at any moment, and as we enter the snowy season, Toyota on Western wants to make sure our customers are prepared. We recommend scheduling a service appointment for your car, truck or SUV at our onsite service center so you can face whatever Mother Nature sends our way with confidence.

Drivers near Chicago and Oak Lawn can schedule a winter service appointment for their vehicle online or

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Keep Your Car Cool With Air Conditioning Service

The temperature has been above 80 here in Chicago and, whether you're driving to work in Orland Park or headed to Oak Lawn to run some errands, the drive is going to be torture if your a/c isn't working properly.

Three Ways To Tell Your A/C Need Service

  1. It's Not Working - Okay, we know that this is pretty obvious. If you go to turn on your air conditioner and it doesn't turn on, then something is wrong. What that something is, could be multiple things. Before you tear apart your a/c, schedule a…
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Pay Attention to the Condition of Your Tires

If you haven't checked your tires for awhile, then it's a good time to do it. You should make it a habit to visually inspect your tires regularly. It's also good to get your tires rotated when you get your oil changed. You're at the car specialist anyway, so might a swell get a couple of things done at the same time. If you maintain healthy tires, you will get better gas mileage, and you will extend the life of your tires, too. And since tires aren't cheap-that's a good way to save money…
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Why Regular Brake Maintenance Is Important

In an emergency, you want to stop your car in the shortest possible distance. One way to insure this is to make sure that your brakes are well maintained. If your brakes feel soft or spongy or make a squealing or grinding noise, your next trip should be to a service technician. Other signs of needing brake repairs include your car pulling to one side or vibrating when apply you apply the brakes.
The most important thing you can do for your brakes is to understand them. When you press down on the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid is injected into…
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How and Why to Check Your Tire Tread Depth

Why should you check your tire tread depth? Because when you've got worn tires, the difference in traction over slippery roads is dramatic.

On a wet road, it can take 10 additional car lengths to stop from highway speeds if your tread is worn to 2/32 inch as compared with fresh tires with 10/32 inch tread.

The difference is because of the way the channels in your tread move water out of the way, allowing more rubber to meet the road. When that water can't all be channeled away because the tread is too shallow, your…

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The Toyota Prius Isn't Just Green, it's Reliable Too

Bob Old bought a Toyota Prius back in 2004. He's still driving that Prius today.

Old was looking for a vehicle that would be able to drive long distances. The Prius was a brilliant choice, because its improved gas mileage means fewer stops for fill-ups on long trips.

He bought a Toyota hoping for a car that would be reliable and last a long time before he needed to replace it. His other vehicles never made it long past the 200,000 miles mark.

His Prius has just hit 435,000 miles, and is still going strong.

How does…

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Toyota Service Centers Get the Job Done Right


When your Toyota is in need of service, it's important to bring it to a Toyota service center so you know the job is done right. The people in the video below learned that the hard way. Take a look.

Here at Toyota on Western we think it's safe to say that these guys won't be asking just anyone to fix things for them anymore. That shoddy electric job showed them how…

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Toyota Extends Partnership with Carfax for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Most drivers know that obtaining a Carfax report is an important part of buying a used or Certified-Pre Owned vehicle, and used Toyota vehicles are no exception. That's why Toyota has partnered with Carfax since 2005 to verify the history of its Certified- Pre Owned Toyota and Scion vehicles. And, now, the Japanese automaker has further extended that contract, to the delight of drivers everywhere. Toyota was the auto industry's leader again in…

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