10 Basic Vehicle Questions You’ve Wanted To Ask

While you use your car every day, there may be some questions about your car that you simply don't have the answers to. Not to worry, however, we have compiled a list of some of the most common car-related questions.

When Should I Check My Tire Pressure?

It's good practice to check your tire pressure at least once a month. It's also good to check your tire pressure after drastic temperature changes, as this can also affect tire pressure.

What Happens If I Put Diesel In A Gasoline Car?

The most important thing to do is to refrain from starting your car. The higher viscosity of diesel will damage your vehicle's fuel system and engine. Be sure to call for an emergency tow to an auto center like our Lethbridge Toyota Service Center so the diesel can be pumped out.

Do I Need More Expensive Gas?

This depends on your car. The more expensive, higher-octane gas differentiates itself from lower-octane gas by being less prone to premature combustion. For most cars, this is negligible, but if you have a performance car or a turbocharged engine, cheaper gas can lower performance.

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Part of vehicle maintenance basics at Lethbridge Toyota is the regular change of engine oil.
This simple upkeep of your engine health should be done every 8,000 to 15,000 kilometers.

Why Do I Hear A Noise When Braking?

If you hear squealing or other unusual sounds while you are braking, it's a sign that your brake pads are worn out. Every time you brake, your rotor squeezes your brakes, gradually wearing away at the brake pad. When it has sufficiently worn down, metals will start coming in contact with one another, causing the noise.

What Is Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning describes the situation in which your tires come into contact with more water than they can dispel through their tread. This causes a layer of water to form between your tires and the ground, resulting in a loss of traction.

Why Does My Turn Signal Blink Faster?

It is likely that you have a bulb that has burnt out or a faulty connection.

What's The Difference Between Synthetic And Regular Oil?

Synthetic oil is more refined and contains fewer impurities. This means it can last longer in the engine without getting thick and sludgy like regular oil.

Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

All-Wheel-Drive systems can send a different amount of power to each axle and automatically switch between AWD and FWD or RWD by the car's computer to save gas. On the other hand, 4WD systems send the same amount of power to the front and rear axles, making them better suited for off-roading. A 4WD mode will typically need to be activated by the driver.

How Often Should Transmission Fluid Be Changed?

It is recommended that you change your transmission fluid every 50,000 kilometers. You can, however, get a clearer understanding by speaking to one of our Lethbridge Toyota Service Advisors.

If you have other questions that haven't been answered, please don't hesitate to contact our helpful team so that we can assist you.