Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Summer maintenance checklist for your Toyota vehicle

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Mechanic looking at inspection spreadsheet

With the warmer weather that summer provides, there are plenty of great opportunities to load up your Toyota vehicle, grab your friends, and head out for a great, fun road trip. However, there are a few housekeeping items you’ll want to take care of to ensure that your journey is safe and enjoyable. We want to help you out, so our Toyota Palo Alto team has put together a summer maintenance checklist for your Toyota vehicle – come inside today to see what you should be keeping an eye on before you roll out!  (more…)

My tire is flat, what can I do?

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Man in automotive service shop changing a flat tire

How to change a flat tire on a Toyota vehicle 

We’re sure we’ve all been there before; you’re driving down the road, having a great day, when suddenly you hear a pop, and before you know it you realize that your tire has gone flat. It’s not a fun situation to deal with by any means, but luckily there are some easy measures you can take to get yourself back on the road. Today, our service team at Toyota Palo Alto will show you how to change a flat tire on a Toyota vehicle. With this information in mind, it’ll be easy for you to head back to the pavement with confidence!  (more…)

Toyota Spring 2017 Service Specials in Palo Alto, CA

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Toyota Palo Alto May 2017 Service

Temperatures are on the rise; Spring is officially here! Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto wants to help drivers get their vehicles ready for summer with a variety of service and parts specials valid now through May 31, 2017. With everything from afternoon specials to free brake and battery inspections, drivers can rest assured they’re covered at Magnussen’s. (more…)

Toyota Service Specials in Palo Alto, CA for February 2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Annabelle's Salon in Palo Alto CA

Drivers looking to start the new year off right can take advantage of the various service coupons for Toyota vehicles here at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto. The best part is that we’re hosting Annabelle’s Salon & Spa throughout the month, so drivers can get a manicure while they want for their vehicle to be serviced. (more…)

Car Owner Milestones to Remember

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
What are car mileage milestones? Toyota Palo Alto Jan Jose CA

Owning a car is a huge privilege and comes with great responsibility. A vehicle is an investment, so it’s important to take care of it and do what you can to make is last as long as possible. There are a number of milestones your vehicle will hit that will require your attention. To help you remember these benchmarks, we’ve put together a list of car owner milestones to remember. (more…)

How do I check my engine oil level?

Friday, February 5th, 2016
oil change in Palo Alto CA Toyota Palo Alto

Owning a car is a big responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are a variety of routine maintenance things to keep track of. One very important thing to make sure you are doing regularly is checking your engine oil level. Engine oil is extremely important to the well-being of your vehicle. If you run out of oil without knowing it, you can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Today we’re going to help you stay on top of things by answering the question, “How do I check my engine oil level?”. (more…)

Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
why is my check engine light on? Toyota Palo Alto Palo Alto CA

No matter how diligent you are with getting your vehicle’s oil changed and other routine maintenance, your vehicle’s check engine light will still probably go on at some point. We all dread that moment, but it doesn’t have to be the thing that ruins your day. It could be a simple fix, so don’t panic just yet. Today we’re going to help you by answering the question, “Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?”. (more…)

What is a maintenance light?

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
2015 Corolla dashboard maintenance light Toyota Palo Alto San Jose CA

What does it mean when the maintenance light is blinking in my Toyota Corolla?

Every vehicle has its own style, even when it comes down to the details, like dashboard lights. It can be difficult to know what each light means and what to do when one goes on. Some lights are minor warnings, while others are serious and cannot be ignored. Today we’re going to help you get to know your Toyota warning lights by answering the questions, “What does it mean when the maintenance light is blinking in my Corolla?”. (more…)

Service Coupons at Toyota Palo Alto

Monday, November 16th, 2015
toys for tots toyota service center Toyota Palo Alto Ca

Donate Toys and Save at Toyota Palo Alto

Owning a vehicle is a lot of responsibility. You have to keep up with regular maintenance as well as take it in for service whenever things aren’t operating as they should. It can be expensive to keep your car in perfect condition, but that’s where dealerships like Toyota Palo Alto come in. Our dealership provides service coupons to help to keep your service appointments as painless at possible. Right now, we are even running a program where you can bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots and we will give you a discount on Toyota Service. (more…)

Keep your vehicle clean and feeling new even years after you purchased it!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
How to keep a car feeling brand new

How to keep a car feeling brand new

Keeping your vehicle spick n’ span is one of the easiest, most difficult tasks there is. We would bet unless you seriously clean and detail your vehicle at least once a week, it will eventually look “lived-in.” That doesn’t mean messy or tattered necessarily, it just means that you can tell someone drives the vehicle often, and with many drivers in Palo Alto driving to and from work every day, or into the cities frequently, it is easy to understand how your vehicle could get dirty.

There are a number of ways how to keep a car feeling brand new, besides cleaning that is, and sometimes the most important and easiest one is to take it in for routine maintenance that is recommended both by the service department as well as the vehicle manufacturer. (more…)