Category Archives: Service

Car mechanic pouring Toyota Genuine Motor Oil in a car

Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

Which Toyota Synthetic Motor Oil Should I Use in My Toyota Vehicle?

Toyota Genuine Motor Oil (TGMO) is a unique combination of oil base stocks, either mineral or synthetic that provides long engine life and promotes optimum engine performance. The right blend of Toyota Synthetic and Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil also prevents corrosion and lumping, while working smoothly in low and high temperatures. Toyota recommends scheduling oil change service by factory-certified technicians every six months or 10,000 miles (whichever comes first). This Western Slope Toyota blog post is all about Toyota Synthetic Motor Oil. Keep reading! 

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woman sitting in the back of red truck in front of green trees and grass

How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring and Summer

Temperatures are rising around Grand Junction, Colorado, and that means it’s time to prepare your car for spring and the coming summer. While winterizing can be more effort than de-winterizing, you should always check your car for some maintenance when the seasons change. Some stuff you can do yourself, but you can schedule maintenance at Western Slope Toyota online right now! Continue reading to learn how.

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When Should I Get My Tires Rotated?

You shouldn’t ignore your tires and drive on them until they get thin. That’s dangerous and you would be spending more money on tires than you need to. Thin tires lose traction, making it easier to lose control of the vehicle at high speeds, or hydroplane, or spin out. What is a simple solution? Rotating your tires. Continue reading for more advice on how to know when to rotate your tires.

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How Do I Know I Need to Change My Brake Pads?

Brakes are a simple component of a car, at least in theory. You can’t really have a car without brakes, but the technology that goes into building and operating brakes has evolved over the years. No amount of technological change has made brakes that never need to be replaced, however. Read the rest of this entry to learn about how to know when to change your brake pads. 

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter with Our Fall Car Care Checklist

Fall Auto Care Maintenance and Tips

Summer has come to an end, and the colder months are quickly approaching. It’s important to make sure that your vehicle is ready to tackle the frigid weather and extreme road conditions by performing some simple basic maintenance, and fixing any larger issues you may be aware of. To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of Fall Auto Care Maintenance and Tips.

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Signs that your car needs an alignment

Signs that your car needs an alignment

Here at Western Slope Toyota we offer a wide variety of service specials to help you save even as you’re having to go through the occasional hassle of bringing your car in for service. We may take care of cars for a living, but it doesn’t mean we don’t understand what a frustrating and time-consuming experience it can be when something goes wrong or needs tuning. Doctors get colds just like the rest of us, and mechanics have car headaches. It’s the way of world. That’s why we want to help alleviate some of the stress by offering you coupons for a variety of services! One of our current specials is a complimentary alignment check. Think you might need an alignment? We’ll give you the heads up on some tell-tale signs: Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Tire Savings Event in Grand Junction CO

Toyota Tire Savings Event in Grand Junction CO

Thinking about a new set of tires for your Toyota vehicle? It’s the perfect time! Now through the end of April, we’ve got a great deal for you on Toyota tires in Grand Junction CO: Buy three tires, and get the fourth one for just a dollar!

We know the cost of a brand new set of tires can be daunting, but you don’t us to tell you how important it is that your tires are in top condition, and how much of a difference it makes on the road. That’s why we’re happy to offer our Toyota drivers this deal to help cut the cost significantly. Read the rest of this entry >>

Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

Spring Cleaning Car Care Tips

Spring cleaning is important for more than just cosmetic reasons – in the process of cleaning your vehicle, you may notice some lingering issues or broken fixtures that you forgot about over the long winter. Warmer weather can also bring unpleasant odors back to life, so before you invite anyone to take a road trip, you may want to check out our Spring cleaning car care tips. Read the rest of this entry >>

How to change the oil filter in a Toyota

How to change the oil filter in a Toyota

Changing your oil filter is an easy part of changing your oil.

There are some of us who are more savvy with automobiles than others, whether that be changing your own oil or just knowing how to change out a flat tire, it’s important to either A.) Know how your car works or B.) Know someone you can call who can figure it out. In either case, we are here for you at Western Slope Toyota and all of our well-trained, highly qualified service technicians are ready to provide you with whatever you need from advice to service.

Often times, when you get your oil changed you will notice the technicians ask you if you want to have your filter changed as well. Some may think that this is just another easy way for service technicians to make some money, but that’s not the case at Western Slope Toyota. You actually should get your oil filter changed as frequently as you get your oil changed, and both of these you can even do yourself if you feel ambitious. Learning how to change the oil filter in a Toyota is the same as any other vehicle; you just have to know where the parts are in your vehicle, so really, it’s easy peasy if you’re considering doing it yourself. Read the rest of this entry >>