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Thank you for visiting Toy Auto Clinic. We were certified Toyota technicians that want to help you save time and money! Our goal is to become apart of the community by providing affordable and reliable service for you and your Toyota. Please visit us at our new 816 Hurlingame Avenue location!

Here are Car Care Tips for your Toyota and Scion!

Today's cars, light trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are high-tech marvels with digital dashboards, oxygen sensors, electronic computers, unibody construction, and more. They run better, longer, and more efficiently than models of years past. But when it comes to repairs, some things stay the same. The following tips should help you along the way:

Do your homework: Before taking your vehicle in for repairs or service, read the owner's manual to learn about the vehicle's systems and components. Follow the recommended service schedules. Keep a log of all repairs and service. When you think about it, you know your car better than anyone else. You drive it every day and know how it feels and sounds when everything is right. So don't ignore its warning signals. Use all of your senses to inspect your car frequently.

Check for: Unusual sounds, odors, drips, leaks, smoke, warning lights, gauge readings; Changes in acceleration, engine performance, gas mileage, fluid levels; Worn tires, belts, hoses; Problems in handling, braking, steering, vibrations. Note when the problem occurs. Is it constant or periodic? When the vehicle is cold or after the engine has warmed up? At all speeds? Only under acceleration? During braking? When shifting? When did the problem first start? Once you are at our location, communicate your findings. Be prepared to describe the symptoms.

Make a list: Bring the written list of symptoms so you can give it to us. Resist the temptation to suggest a specific course of repair. Just as you would with your physician, tell us where it hurts and how long it's been that way, but let the technician diagnose and recommend a remedy. Don't rush the technician to make an on-the-spot diagnosis. You may ask to be called and apprised of the problem, course of action, and costs before work begins. Before you leave, be sure you understand all shop policies regarding labor rates, guarantees, and acceptable methods of payment. Leave a telephone number where you can be called.

Toy Auto Clinic, LLC
816 Hurlingame Avenue
Redwood City CA, 94063
Phone: (650)257-3021
Email: repair-it@toyautoclinic.com

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