I need to come to the car service center at least one per 4 months or 3 times a year for oil changes.
In addition to oil change, I also ask the service men to do some basic services such as:
- Checking washer fluid
- Checking brake fluid
- Checking anti freeze
- Checking steering fluid.
Since my car is Japanese car, Toyota brand, thus, I come to Toyota care center in my city, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
It is requirement by government (local government) to check emission and smock in authorized centers every year.
If nothing happen, I just pay US$ 15 to US$ 25 for inspection fee, depending on the seriousness of problems.
It is because I did at private inspection centers. Actually, US$ 10 for local government inspection fee only.
I bought my Toyota ten years ago (in 2009), I feel that a lot of benefit for serving my car regularly, few are:
- Hassle free
- Increase driving safety
- Lower running cost compared to the same car age.
The service is not take too long, usually 1 hour. If a lot of things must be checked and replaced, then take two hours or little bit longer.
There is a waiting room which provides self service of a hot coffee. We may drink a cup of hot coffee or milk coffee while waiting the service is completed.
By the way, How Many Times a Year that You Visit Car Service Center?