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The Importance of Scheduled Toyota RAV4 Maintenance

Rav4 Recommended Maintenance

Toyota Vehicle Mileage Interval Service Guide


5,000 Miles or 6 Months Interval

MINOR SERVICE

*10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter*
  • Replace drain plug gasket
  • Rotate tires, check condition/tread depth
  • Set tire pressures to correct psi
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Check all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Visually inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/disks
  • Inspect and adjust all fluid levels
  • Reset maintenance reminder light
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out

Additional Maintenance Items for Special Operating Conditions

Driving on dirt roads or dusty roads:

  • Inspect ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine air filter
  • Inspect steering linkage and boots
  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt (4WD)
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body

Driving while towing, using a car-top carrier, or heavy vehicle loading:

  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt (4WD)
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body

Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for a long distance such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use:

  • Replace engine oil and oil filter

15,000 Miles or 18 Months Interval

INTERMEDIATE SERVICE

*10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter*
  • Replace drain plug gasket
  • Inspect engine air filter
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Rotate tires, check condition/tread depth
  • Set tire pressures to correct psi
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Check all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Visually inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/disks
  • Inspect and adjust all fluid levels
  • Inspect ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect condition of drive shaft boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
  • Inspect fuel lines and fuel cap gasket
  • Reset maintenance reminder light
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out

Note: Driving in heavy traffic, on dirt roads or in urban, dusty or desert areas may shorten the life of the cabin air filter. Replacement may be needed if you notice reduced air flow from the air conditioner and heater or if the windows fog easily when you use the Fresh mode. Consult your service advisor if any of these conditions occur.


30,000 Miles or 36 Months Interval

MAJOR SERVICE

*10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil

    • Check installation of driver's floor mat
    • Check for open campaigns/recalls
    • Replace engine oil and oil filter*
    • Replace drain plug gasket
    • Replace engine air filter
    • Replace cabin air filter (if applicable)
    • Rotate tires, check condition/tread depth
    • Set tire pressures to correct psi
    • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
    • Check all exterior light bulbs are functioning
    • Visually inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/disks
    • Inspect and adjust all fluid levels
    • Road test vehicle
Inspect condition of drive axle boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Inspect transmission fluid or oil
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Inspect radiator and condenser
  • Inspect engine coolant
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
  • Inspect fuel lines and fuel cap gasket
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect ignition wires
  • Replace spark plugs (if applicable)
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out
  • Reset maintenance reminder light

*Some model year Rav4 may have Synthetic Oil and only require an oil and filter change every 10,000 miles or 12 months.

To schedule an appointment anytime 24/7, visit us online and book your appointment using the ultimate customer convenience, our online appointment scheduling service or call us at, (833) 785-6471 to perform your recommended maintenance.

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At Toyota of Santa Barbara, our service center is here for you. We'll work diligently to get your Toyota RAV4 back on the road faster with better performance and dependability than ever before! Regularly scheduled maintenance is a key component to preserving the life of your Toyota RAV4 SUV, and it also can increase your vehicle's resale value. Visit our Toyota dealership in Goleta, CA, to learn all the important information you need to know about recommended scheduled Toyota RAV4 maintenance. You can take advantage of our online scheduling tool to schedule RAV4 service today!

When Should I Service My Toyota RAV4?

Toyota recommends servicing your RAV4 every 5,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. With proper attention and care, your Toyota RAV4 will perform better and stand the test of time.


 

Toyota of Santa Barbara

Local Toyota Service Center

Serving: Goleta, CA

Local Phone: (833) 785-6471

Directions to Toyota of Santa Barbara

5611 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

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