Basic Fluid Maintenance Tips for your Toyota Van Wagon
The Japanese manufacturer Toyota produced vehicles that initially utilized the cab-over-engine configuration. These vehicles are Toyota LiteAce and TownAce respectively, which are a line of commercial and derivative passenger cars. It was in the 1970s when Toyota LiteAce was launched in the market and was introduced as a light-duty truck. Toyota then released a larger version of this van/wagon in 1976 and arrived later in 1978. At present, there are still lots of drivers who own a van/wagon from Toyota. So here are some basic fluid maintenance tips that can help your Toyota Van Wagon to keep going.
Have you experienced driving your van with a very low oil level? Using your Toyota van wagon with a very low level of oil might cause you a bigger problem. That is why you have to regularly check your oil level to prevent further damage to your engine. Simply pull out your dipstick from where it is located and wipe off the entire stick first before doing the measurement. Carefully insert it and then pull it out again to check the oil level. If the oil level is below the low mark, you should immediately top it up to increase the oil level. If the color is way too dark, you might already consider changing it.
- Check the engine coolant level.
If you are one of the first-time car owners, you might consider checking the manual for directions. It's quite simple. All you have to do is to visually check the tank if the coolant level is low. And if the coolant level is low, carefully add the coolant into the overflow tank and reach at least a level between low and full marks. Choose a coolant that is best suited for your Toyota van wagon for best results.
- Don't forget your transmission fluid.
Your transmission fluid acts as a lubricant for your transmission. Green and red are the usual colors of a transmission fluid to distinguish it from other oil or fluids. It is essential for the longevity of your Toyota van wagon. Check your transmission fluid at least once a month. This will save you a lot of time and money as well. Check if there are leaks. If the oil has still a bright red or green color, its condition is still fine. If the color is darker than usual, it's time to change it.
Keep your Toyota van wagon performing well by using a high-performance brake fluid. If you notice that your van needs frequent refilling of brake fluid, it is probably a sign of some serious problems. Let your van cool down first before doing some refilling. Clean the cap first before opening it to avoid fluid contamination. If your brake fluid level is very low, you should let a mechanic check it if there's a leakage because brake fluid is not easily consumed. If the color is very dark, it might also be a sign of some serious contamination. Do not ever fill the reservoir above the full mark as well. This will just damage your brake system.