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Take a Closer Look at Your Windshield Wiper Blades

You know how important visibility is when driving in Wellesley, particularly when the weather is rough. Your windshield wiper blades are your best tool for keeping your view clear. Do you remember the last time you replaced yours?

If you wait until your wiper blades are not adequately clearing your windshield, you have waited too long. Regularly hit the washer fluid to ensure that your blades are moving silently and smoothly. If the blades are "skipping" across the glass, they are beyond their span of usefulness.

Your wipers consist of a soft rubber material covering something harder

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ASE Certification 101: What is it, Why Does it Matter?

ASE certification indicates that an auto mechanic has advanced, certifiable expertise in the maintenance, repair and replacement of major and minor vehicle components. It's a nationally recognized certification issued from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Here's a quick rundown from the seasoned mechanics on our Wellesley Toyota service team.

The Meaning of ASE Certification

When a mechanic receives ASE certification and the corresponding Blue Seal of Excellence, it's a reassurance to customers, dealerships and repair shops. 

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Did You Know You Can Check Your Own Battery? Let Wellesley Toyota Show You How

Have you ever tried to start your car only to discover the battery is dead? It's a real hassle and can cost you a great deal of lost time. We'd like to help our Wellesley customers avoid this problem by sharing some tips for testing your battery at home. Give these suggestions a try.

You should first perform a load test. Just turn your headlights to the on position, then start your car. Let it run for about 15 minutes. The next step is to start your engine and watch what happens to your lights. If they dim…

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Tire Condition And Replacement

Since your tires can safely get you from one location to another, it's important to know when they need to be replaced. If you want to stay on a schedule with Wellesley Toyota, then consider getting them replaced when your oil is changed.

Pay attention to the lights on your dashboard. If the tire warning light is illuminated, you should check the pressure in each tire to ensure that it's at the proper level. After putting more air in the impacted tire, have it checked in Wellesley to find out why it triggered the light to come on…

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How Toyota Goes Beyond Warranties


Car manufacturers always talk about the quality of their new vehicles, but not all go beyond offering traditional warranties to prove it. Toyota‘s exciting ToyotaCare plan extends to free maintenance and roadside assistance for many of their new products.

Whether you drive in heat, rain, snow, ice, or optimal driving conditions, you will have a peace of mind in knowing that your new vehicle’s factory scheduled maintenance covers its first 2 years or 25,000 miles. You’ll get free oil changes and filters, fluid level adjustments, tire rotations, inspections, and much more.

 

 

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Get Fast and Affordable Spring Auto Service at Wellesley Toyota

Whether you're driving something brand-new or you're in a used vehicle with some years on it, the importance of keeping your vehicle well-maintained is all the same; a healthy vehicle means a safer and more efficient drive, and the spring weather basically demands you get out for a long cruise! We here at Wellesley Toyota hold your safety in the highest regard and, with our team of skilled and experienced service center technicians on the case, you can rest assured that any issue or oddity your vehicle is displaying will be addressed and assessed with skill you can…

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Stay Safe by Learning How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is one of the most common causes of auto accidents on wet roads. When your tires suddenly start gliding on water instead of gripping the road, you’ll instantly lose all ability to brake, steer or otherwise control your vehicle. Luckily, preventing hydroplaning is simple if you drive smartly.

Excessive speed and wet roads are a bad combination, which means you’ll want to reduce your speed during heavy rains or whenever the road is too wet. Accelerating too quickly can also cause you to hydroplane, which is why you should avoid trying to pass and keep your cruise…

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How Tire Rotation Prevents Blowouts

One way that you can avoid a tire blowout is by making sure to rotate them at regular intervals. Ideally, tires will be rotated each time you go in for an oil change or inspection. By keeping up a regular tire rotation schedule, they will wear in a more uniform manner.

When tires do not wear in an even manner, they may be prone to bulges or bubbles forming on the tread. This makes it harder for the tire to make proper contact with the road, which may result in less heat being transported away from it. 

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Why You Should Consider Winter Tires

Winter is near and the increasing snowfall and freezing temperatures will affect your vehicle’s handling on the road. 

 

Anyone who lives in New England, where the weather is dominated by ice and snow for months out of the year, should consider winter tires, or more commonly called snow tires. In addition, anyone who drives a 2-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicle is more susceptible to slipping due to the unbalanced power of the tires. 4-wheel drive vehicles perform better than 2-wheel drive, but it is recommended that both types of vehicles use a set of winter tires.

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Why You Don't Need To Warm Your Toyota Up In The Morning

There are many myths about winter driving that our grandparents, parents, and we live by. Today, we discuss one in particular that many still believe to be true, but due to the way our engines are currently built, we actually no longer have to worry about this issue, say, for more than ten seconds. 

What I am referring to is the amount of time we spend warming up our Toyota engines in the dead of winter. 

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