Category Archives: Service

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Should you change the kind of oil you’re using in your vehicle?

Is synthetic oil better for my vehicle? 

If the most important thing a person can do to make their vehicles last as long as possible is to change the oil, the second most important thing is to use the right oil. For the most part, modern automobiles, including most new Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs are built to run on synthetic oil. The owner’s manual is going to be filled with maintenance recommendations and our advice is always going to be to follow them. If you’re wondering, ‘Is synthetic oil better for my vehicle,’ the answer is maybe. Some vehicles might call for conventional motor oil, but their overall age and condition could call for a change in the type of oil that is used. A few of our service technicians found these videos that help explain the differences between conventional and synthetic motor oils. If you have any questions, make an appointment with us today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Vehicle service needs change as the miles roll by on the odometer

Toyota Maintenance Needs by Mileage Interval 

Making sure a vehicle owner keeps up with their vehicle’s scheduled maintenance requirements is something that everyone working in the Toyota of Decatur wants to impress upon our customers. Just like how people have different health needs as they age, the same is true for vehicles as they rack up miles on the odometer. Let’s take a look at Toyota maintenance needs by mileage interval so the next time you visit our, or any, service facility you will know exactly what is being done. To be sure, each Toyota vehicle will have slightly different maintenance requirements. A 2020 Toyota RAV4 will serve as our model for this purpose. However, there will be a lot of carryover among other cars, trucks and crossover SUVs in the automaker’s lineup.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Do you need to get an oil change but also don’t want to leave the house? We can help

Toyota Service Available During Coronavirus Lockdown Near Decatur, AL 

It is entirely likely that your daily life has been interrupted by the COVID-19 virus and the statewide lockdown across the whole of Alabama. If you’re looking for Toyota Service available during coronavirus lockdown near Decatur, AL, Toyota of Decatur is here to help. Not only has our team managed to keep our service department open and ready to keep your vehicle as reliable as possible, but we’ve also introduced some new services that will make this as safe as possible. While you’re staying at home, you might also want to start or continue your search for a Toyota car, truck or SUV. Our dealership has also found some new ways to protect you from catching the virus. Let’s take a look at what is going on around the dealership.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Is synthetic oil all it’s cracked up to be? Almost certainly

Do Toyota cars, trucks or SUVs require synthetic oil? 

If there is a single lesson that every service technician working at Serra Toyota of Decatur would like people to learn is that they need to change their oil on time. While modern automobiles are more complex than ever, they are also more reliable than ever and improvements to petrochemical engineering have played a huge role in that area. So, do Toyota car, trucks or SUVs require synthetic oil? Unfortunately, with so many kinds of vehicles out on the road, serving an untold number of needs. For the best results in getting your vehicle to perform at a high level for as long as possible, always follow the owner’s manual. Let’s take a look at a few things you need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota of Decatur working to protect customers from COVID-19

Is it still safe to shop for cars in Decatur, AL? 

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is changing the way everyone goes about the way they’ve lived their lives on an almost hourly basis. We’ve had to focus on tasks and take measures that were forced upon us so suddenly that it just doesn’t seem real. The operations performed at the Toyota of Decatur showroom have also changed to meet these new demandsIf you have been wondering, ‘Is it still safe to shop for cars in Decatur, AL,’ let us be among the first to tell you, yes, it is. The dealership’s top brass has been very quick to adopt cleaning and sterilization guidelines as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control. We’ll continue to help customers meet their needs through sales and service as long as it is safe to do so. Take a look at some of the things we’re doing around the dealership.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Community Heroes Receive Vehicle Service Discounts with Serra’s Local Heroes Special

Local Law Enforcement, Teacher Vehicle Discounts in Decatur AL

Needing vehicle service can be a burden on car owners, especially when it is least expected. Luckily for local law enforcement personnel and local teachers, Serra Toyota of Decatur offers the Local Heroes Special each week to help members of the community afford vehicle services. Continue reading to learn about how community heroes receive vehicle service discounts with Serra’s Local Heroes Special in the Decatur area. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Recalls: Understanding What a Recall Means and What to Do Next

What Do I Do If My Toyota Vehicle is Recalled?

Every now and then we hear about vehicle recalls but it’s not too often that we hear about our own vehicle being affected. If you’ve come across news that your vehicle make and model has been recalled, whether you hear it online or via direct mail, you may be wondering what steps you need to take next. This guide is going to help you understand what a vehicle recall means and what you need to do if your Toyota vehicle is recalled. Continue reading to find out all you need to know. Read the rest of this entry >>

Apple CarPlay® in 2019 Toyota Camry

Toyota Offers Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa® Retrofit on 2018 Camry and Sienna

How Can I Add Apple CarPlay® to My 2018 Toyota?

Have you ever wondered how you can add Apple CarPlay® to your 2018 Toyota? Toyota has announced the expansion of Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa® compatibility to the 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Toyota Sienna. Drivers can now visit Serra Toyota of Decatur or any local Toyota dealership to have the systems installed on their 2018 Camry or 2018 Sienna. Not sure what exactly these systems do? Continue reading to find out how having Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa® compatibility in your 2018 Toyota can benefit you.

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What is included with the ToyoGuard Platinum Package?

It’s essential to know that you have a dealership team by your side that is ready and willing to keep your Toyota vehicle running well long past your date of purchase. That’s exactly what you’ll find with Serra Toyota of Decatur, as we offer incredible benefits for all your service needs as part of the ToyoGuard Platinum Package, which provides you additional services after your ToyotaCare plan expires. If you’re interested in this, you may be wondering, “What is included with the ToyoGuard Platinum Package?”  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What do I do if my Vehicle has been Damaged by Weather?

Storm and Hail Damage Repair and Restoration in Decatur AL

Weather is a force outside of our control. Sometimes it produces the most beautiful sunshine we can image, and other times it produces storms. We must deal with all types of situations, but luckily for you, our team here at Serra Toyota of Decatur can help you weather the storm and get back out on the road. We are your storm and hail damage repair and restoration center in Decatur, AL.

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