Toyota Auto Repair
Toyota has long been a popular foreign vehicle model here in the United States. Known for their reliability and striking appearance, many people have owned some type of Toyota throughout the years. With the introduction of hybrid vehicles as of late, Toyota once again reigns supreme with the Toyota Prius. With the popularity of hybrid cars, more of them are being brought in for repairs and maintenance. At Peterson Auto & Truck we have the experience and know-how to handle any repair associated with the Toyota brand in the St. Petersburg, Florida area.
At some point, your car will need to undergo certain repairs. Don’t just leave your car with an inexperienced mechanic. Choosing a Toyota car repair specialist will save you both time and money in the long run. Below we’ve compiled various issues and common repairs that are seen in Toyota vehicles.
One major complaint that has recently surfaced in Toyota vehicles is the unintended acceleration that some unfortunate Toyota owners have experienced. This problem is widespread in North America, especially among owners of Avalon, Camry, Prius, Tacoma pick-up, and Tundra pickups. Statistics show that the unintended acceleration can cause serious accidents. In fact, many people have died because of this problem. This happens when the floor mat is jammed under the pedal of the accelerator. Though it is unintended, you really should consider road safety at all times. To ensure your Toyota is fully safe, and that this type of issue doesn’t occur, bring your car into our shop today for a quick look.
Another complaint involving Toyotas has something to do with the headlight. From the 2006 to 2009 models of the Prius, this is a major issue. Replacement of the headlights can cost as high as $1,800 for labor and parts. The HID (high-intensity headlights) in these model years usually die altogether, or work intermittently. It can be hard to turn on and off the lights while driving in the dark, and this has been the culprit of accidents in the past. If you want to replace the HID in your Toyota vehicle our certified mechanics can do it for you properly, and at a savings.
The most problematic Toyota with the highest level of complaints is the RAV4 ,followed by the Camry and Corolla. The Toyota model that gets the least complaints is the Tundra. Make it a point to choose your investment well, and to always have your car and truck serviced routinely to avoid major issues in the future. Conducting a thorough research is recommended for those who are still planning to purchase a new Toyota in 2012.
Our St. Petersburg Toyota car repair shop can perform any of the following repairs on your vehicle today.
- Brake repairs
- Thermostat, radiator, and water pump repairs
- Fuel system repairs
- Noise troubleshooting
- Engine repairs
- Maintenance and tune-ups
- Wiper blade repairs
- Electrical system repairs, and many others
The cost of repair will depend on the nature of the problem, and how much the parts are that are needed to fix it. Every type of vehicle, whether it’s a Toyota or not, will experience problems at some point throughout the years. The solution is making sure you have your car or truck inspected yearly, and to have a reliable Toyota repair shop on call. At Peterson Auto & Truck we’re always here to help, and can usually fix your vehicle the same day you bring it in!