August 2014
Recommended Maintenance

MONTHLY ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2014

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Toyota Highlander

Used Toyota Highlander

If you wish to purchase a used SUV like a used Toyota Highlander, you must know exactly what you want or preferably, you should have a general idea about the needs that you want the SUV to fulfill.

As you start searching for a used SUV of your choice you should focus on the following aspects:

  • You should look for vehicles that are two to four years old
  • You should pay close attention to the number of miles driven shown on the odometer
  • You should inquire about the number of previous owners of that SUV
  • You should always consider the maintenance record

If you are looking to buy a used SUV you are doing so to save costs, as a result you should avoid any unnecessary costs. You can do this by, firstly, determining the function of your SUV. You should decide on the type of the items you intend to carry or the number of people you intend to transport in that vehicle. This will allow you to decide the size of the SUV, which means that you will be paying for only that which you require.

When you are in the market for used SUVs you must remember at all times that your primary objective is to save costs due to which you should choose a vehicle that is two to four years old. This measure helps you save considerably as compared to buying a new vehicle, furthermore, it helps you save on the maintenance costs which you might incur if you purchase a much older vehicle. Here, you are also advised to purchase a vehicle which has previously been owned by one person only, instead of having multiple owners.

When purchasing a used SUV it is crucial that you look at the number of miles the vehicle has been driven. Although there is hardly any measure through which you can determine the number of miles which would be considered as best, in this regard, but it is advisable to choose a SUV whose miles driven average out to 12000 to 15000 miles per year.

It is very important for an SUV to have a regular maintenance record. In the maintenance record you need to look at the types of services performed and the frequency with which they were performed. These details will tell you how well maintained the SUV is.

It is also advised that you purchase the SUV from a dealer instead of a private owner; this is because a dealer inspects the vehicle prior to sale and performs the necessary repairs.

In your search for reliable used SUV dealers you should consider, Washington Toyota as it offers you the best deals in all types of pre owned cars.

Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


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Toyota FJ Cruiser

Used Toyota FJ Cruiser

You could be out trying to buy the best there is to offer on used cars. If you’re in the market for an affordable, quality SUV, first consider one of our used Toyota FJ Cruisers. Before you face disappointment use these tips to make your car buying experience more fulfilling.

Calculate the Budget

When you think about buying a car your inner child comes screaming out "ooooh a mustang" or I can master saving enough to buy that new car". Before you even step foot in a car dealership you should first figure out what you need.

Research the mode you have your Heart Set On

This is important. Research the model as much as you can. You can check out online blogs and reviews instead of the car company's detailed ad on each of their makes. Remember knowing the car's strengths and weaknesses will not only help you with the repairs and maintenance of the car once you have bought it but also with the negotiations with the seller.

Believe the Honest Rants

Before you hit the local dealership and are overwhelmed by the salesperson there it is best that you find what is more important to know through online forums. These are honest even when anonymous. You can get a lot of feedback about car modes and makes and the dealerships that will give you the most tempting deals with the best quality on the models you would like. The best part is that you will not just be reading what someone thought was vital enough to share but you can also post questions about what concerns you and you will get more than one opinionated answer on that.

Hit the Local Used Car Auctions

Before you go to the actual dealer take your time looking around a used car auction. Up until now you have only been hearing things about buying a car, get the feel of the real purchasing process.

Don't Be Impulsive With the Purchase

Never do this, you need to show the seller that you are serious and just because a car is shiny does not warrant that you should buy it like that. Plus get your own mechanic to do a pre inspection. Most auto dealerships let you bring a friend who is a pro with cars or your own mechanic to check the car inside out before you sign the ownership papers.

Check out the best quality cars at Washington Automall located at 307 Washington Road.

Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


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Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry: What Are The Signs That Your Car Needs A Tune-Up

If your car hasn’t been its usual self lately, you should waste no time in taking it to a qualified and professional technician. The sooner you can get the repairs in order, the better and less costly it will prove to be especially if it saves the components and the cars condition from worsening. Here are the top indicators that are telling you that your Toyota Camry needs a tune-up.

  1. The car's filter can be the cause of the car losing power. A dirty filter is directly linked to poor gas mileage.
  2. You should get your car to a reliable mechanic if it becomes difficult to start your car. If you hear the engine cranking up then the problem should lie in the starting sensor. Remember, you can't just pop the hood to see if everything is in place, almost all the times the problem is with the ignition system so you need a technician to fix it.
  3. It is recommended that you keep the car mileage you have in check. Once you check the miles driven divided by the gallons, you can tell whether or not the engine is losing its efficiency. Once this happens, your car could need several things in a tune up. It could be the misaligned wheels, transmission malfunction, cold engine, under-inflated tires etc.
  4. When the car engine is under a lot of load, you can hear a knocking sound. It is the same one that you hear when you are riding your car uphill. The culprit could be anything, it could be that the tank is filled with inferior gas or that engine is accumulating carbon.
  5. If your car is stalling, you need a professional to have a look at it. Stalling is caused by the incorrect idle speed adjustment, sensor malfunction, or simply dirty fuel system components.
  6. Check for exhaust odor. The odor can be due to the car's emissions system facing problems or a sure sign that the car's catalytic converter is damaged.
  7. An engine that runs rough is yet another sign that your car is way overdue for a tune up. In this case, the damage is caused in two places, i.e. the ignition or fuel system, which is suffering from a bad piston or valve.

We hope that the information presented in this blog was useful to you in terms of car maintenance. If you are in the market for a car, check us out for the best new and used cars in town.

Washington Toyota specializes in new and used Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Search for a Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris, and more. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


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