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What to expect when Maintaining your Electrified Vehicle

What to expect when Maintaining your Electrified Vehicle

Maintaining your Electrified Toyota: Tips to insure your electrified vehicle has along life

So you purchased you first electrified Toyota? You adore your new electrified car, truck or SUV, and want to show it some love; but how, what and when? As the number of Electrified Vehicles on the road continues to rise, you are not alone and we have the answers to help you maintaining your electrified Toyota.

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Since pioneering the introduction of the Prius to Canada in 2001, Toyota has been at the forefront of this revolution, making Electrified Vehicles more efficient, accessible, and user-friendly. However, like any other vehicle, regular maintenance is essential to keep them running smoothly. Here's why you should show your Toyota Electrified Vehicle some love with regular service appointments every 6 months or 8,000 km.

Toyota's Electrified vehicle line up

The Future of Powertrains

Toyota offers four different EV powertrains:

  1. Hybrid Electric (HEV) : Think Prius, the OG Hybrid. It runs a gas engine to charge and assist the battery powertrain to significantly improve fuel economy.
  2. Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV): These are the electrified vehicle for rural Canada. They offer the best of full electric economy, with zero range anxiety. The driver has the choice of full battery electric driving up to x km, or they may prefer to extend the range provided by using both the gas engine and electric powertrain.
  3. Battery Electric (BEV): fully electric, no gas engine. The plug and play fully electric powertrain. Great economy, loads of torque.
  4. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric (FCEV): The new kid on the block. Think of the traditional hybrid powertrain, but instead of using a gas engine, the Mirai uses a hydrogen fuel cell.

Maintaining your electrified vehicle - What to expect

When you bring your Electrified Vehicle to Campbell River Toyota for service, the process isn't much different from servicing a conventional vehicle. Here's what you can expect during your visit:

1. Brake Inspection
- Due to regenerative braking, your brake pads and rotors tend to have a longer lifespan compared to gas vehicles.
- Regenerative braking captures energy from braking and converts it into electrical power, charging the vehicle's high-voltage battery.

2. Cabin Air Filter Inspection
- Regular inspection of cabin air filters ensures optimal air flow through your heating and air conditioning system, improving air quality inside the vehicle.

3. Tire Inspection
- Tire tread wear is monitored closely, as EV tires may wear out quicker due to instant torque and added weight from the Electric Battery.

4. Wiper Blade Inspection
- Wiper blades are inspected to ensure they effectively clear the windshield, maintaining optimal visibility in all weather conditions.

Additional Services
In addition to the above, Toyota Electrified Service Experts may also:

- Inspect and adjust fluid and coolant levels, checking for leaks.
- Ensure all lights and the horn are functioning correctly.
- Rotate tires or complete seasonal tire changeovers as necessary.
- Conduct a 12V Battery Health Check to ensure auxiliary battery performance.

Toyota battery diagnostic service

Genuine Toyota Parts and Expert Technicians

All repairs and replacements are made using Toyota Genuine Parts specifically designed for your Toyota Electrified Vehicle, ensuring peak performance on every drive.

Book Your Service Appointment with Confidence

Now that you know what to expect during your regular service appointment, you can book one online with Campbell River Toyota. Following a consistent maintenance schedule can help ensure your Electrified Vehicle performs at its best for years to come. And if you have any questions or concerns, Toyota Experts are always available to assist you.

With Electrified Vehicles becoming increasingly prevalent, it's crucial to prioritize regular maintenance to ensure their longevity and optimal performance. Trust in Toyota's expertise and commitment to providing top-notch service for your Electrified Vehicle needs.

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