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Change Your Oil, But Not Simply Every 3,000 Miles


What was the rule of thumb you were always told about your vehicle's engine oil? That you should always change it at 3,000-mile intervals, right? At one time that definitely was something you should do, but not necessarily today. Today most vehicle owner manuals say you can wait anywhere between 5,000-10,000 miles between oil changes.

It's Good To Change Your Oil Less Frequently Than 3,000 Miles

If you don't have to change your engine oil every 3,000 miles, then don't because here's why:
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1. You're only spending more money…
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Be Conscious of Your Tire Tread

It is important for any driver that is on the road today to make sure that their tire treads are in good enough condition to keep them safely on the road. A growing number of people are unaware that they are driving on unsafe tires. Just because a tire looks like it has tread on it does not necessarily mean that the tread will do an adequate job at keeping the vehicle on the road and the driver safe.

 

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All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive: Know What's Right For You


Sometimes it is assumed that All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD) are basically the same, but the systems are quite different. The decision to buy either will be based on needs and budget. Both can improve handling on slippery surfaces and can improve handling in some instances, but not braking or overall safety.

The two systems are ideal if you live in an area with unpaved roads, snow or lots of rain. AWD is typically found on cars and crossovers and 4WD on trucks. The systems power the wheels in different ways. The greatest...
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Drive safely this winter season with the proper wiper blades

When you live in a climate that sees significant changes in weather, your vehicle often gets the brunt of it—in winter especially. Here at Toyota of Laredo, we strive to keep our customers informed of proper seasonal maintenance, and acquiring winter wiper blades is one of the many ways to ease the stress of the season.

Winter conditions can weaken regular wiper blades remarkably. Not only can the weight of the snow bend the wipers, but th

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Just How Important is Ventilation?

Pets are so adorable and need attention too. How you handle them is what determines how they also treat you. Traveling with them is also an act of appreciation and showing them you value them, especially when traveling during the holiday season.

Ventilation is a crucial aspect when going on a trip with your pet. Check to confirm that your heat and A/C works well for adequate air circulation. One thing about pets is that they can’t sweat like we do when it gets too hot.

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Servicing and Regular Maintenance: Staples of New Car Care

What are the staples of new car care? You need to get your vehicle serviced on a regular basis. Our dealership has a fantastic service department. At Toyota of Laredo, we have the latest tools and techniques to keep your new car up to date.

Our professional technicians are factory trained. They have the latest information on factory recalls and can diagnose any underlying issues in a matter of seconds. Our experts can rectify any potential dangerous situations before they even unfold.

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Edmunds Falls Fast for Toyota's Full-Size Sedan, the 2017 Avalon

Are you in the market for a big-bodied sedan? Well, if so, we here at Toyota of Laredo feel you should make a point to check out ours, the 2017 Avalon.

And how is it we arrived at that conclusion, you ask?

Get the inside scoop from the good folks at Edmunds; their appraisal of the Avalon is as follows:

The standard equipment roster of the Avalon's base model, the XLE, is sure to make heads spin.

Such features include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone auto climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview…

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