Welcome to the Toiro Car Care ® Knowledge Centre. A great resource in between visits.

At Toiro Car Care, we’re dedicated to much more than just providing you expert preventive maintenance services at an exceptional value. That’s why we’ve created the Toiro Car Care Knowledge Centre. Here you’ll find useful information to help you and your family get the most out of your vehicle in between your Toiro Car Care Centre visits.

Understand Your Vehicle

Just as quality service is key to a healthy vehicle, so is education. Understanding how your vehicle works is the first step in maintaining its value and longevity.

Tips for You, From Toiro Car Care Centre®

Whether you’re looking for advice on what questions to ask when you take your car in for service, or tips on recycling used motor oil, this is the place to read up on vehicle-related content for you, your family and your vehicle .

Learn what you can do at home to help maintain your vehicle’s longevity and value in
between your visits to Toiro Car Care .

Maintenance ``Musts``

The best way to keep your vehicle healthy is to keep it clean and lubricated. Maintenance “musts” include changing filters and oil on a regular basis. These basics are the most important part of any maintenance regime and they’re also relatively inexpensive. If you do these things regularly, you can help maximize your vehicle’s life.

Important filters include:

  • oil filter
  • engine air filter
  • fuel filter
  • automatic transmission fluid filter
  • PCV/Breathers
  • cabin air filters

Most vehicle manuals recommend that you service your vehicle more frequently if you drive in “severe” conditions. Most drivers are surprised at what counts for severe driving. In fact, for most drivers, “normal” driving habits are actually “severe”!

“Severe” driving conditions include one or more of the following:

  • driving in stop and go traffic
  • driving in extremely hot or cold temperatures
  • driving at prolonged higher engine speeds
  • taking multiple trips averaging 5 to 10 miles in length
  • frequent cold start-ups and shut downs
  • extensive engine idling
  • towing and/or hauling heavy loads
  • driving in dusty or muddy conditions
  • driving in mountainous terrain

Protect your car with proper maintenance to counteract the effects of severe driving.

Tire Tactics

Under- or over-inflation of tires can:

  • cause uneven tread wear
  • weaken your tires
  • reduce traction
  • impact gas mileage
  • reduce the number of miles you get out of your tires

Eventually, you could have inconvenient flats or even dangerous blowouts. Over-inflation means the weight of your vehicle is not distributed evenly across the entire tread but is instead concentrated on a thin strip in the centre. Under-inflation means the tire is soft and the outside edges work harder than the softer centre. The extra rolling resistance makes your vehicle work harder to move and it can reduce gas mileage.

Be sure to check your tire pressure regularly and maintain the recommended pressure listed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. You can usually find this recommended pressure on a sticker posted in the trunk, on the door pillar or in the glove compartment.

Each of your tires will wear differently due to its position and the type of vehicle you own. So tires will wear evenly, remember to balance and rotate your tires according to manufacturer’s recommendations.