Category Archives: Service

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Is an Auto Dealership Repair Worth It?

Top 5 Advantages to Dealership Auto Service vs Local Shops

Vehicle service is often something that feels like a burden and choosing whether to bring your vehicle to a local shop or an automotive dealership can be tricky. At Le Mieux & Son Toyota we believe that bringing your vehicle to the experts at an auto dealership is always the best bet. That is why we’ve put together this list of the top five advantages to choosing dealership auto service over a local shop to show you why auto dealership repairs are more than worth it. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to tell if your car battery needs replacing

Bitterly cold temperatures can really take a toll on your vehicle, especially the battery. The cold can slow your battery down and make it seem as though it’s operating slower than usual. Essentially, the harsh temperatures we get in Wisconsin force your vehicle’s battery to work harder by slowing down the chemical reactions happening inside the case. The good news is many batteries that are made specifically for cold climates have a “cold cranking amp” or a CCA number. The higher the number, the better the battery is for frigid temperatures. That said, how do you know if your battery needs replacing or it’s just the winter chill that is making your car’s battery appear more sluggish? Read the rest of this entry >>

A sedan driving through the snow

Does all-wheel drive help in snow?

Wisconsin winters can be rough. From the bitter cold to the major snowstorms that dump several feet of snow, living here takes grit. This is especially the case if you are driving on winter roads. But what is the key to getting the best performance out of your vehicle in poor road conditions? Does all-wheel drive help? The answer might surprise you. While all-wheel drive is great to have, quality tires are essential to achieving the most control in the snow. Read the rest of this entry >>

Three people in a Toyota showroom with a ToyotaCare sign hanging above them

What is ToyotaCare?

What are the benefits of ToyotaCare?

There are many advantages to purchasing a new Toyota. Between the new car smell and the latest high-tech features, there are many things to be excited about! Not only do you get to enjoy all the new technologies, but you can also enjoy peace of mind thanks to ToyotaCare. This no-cost maintenance plan comes with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota and covers a variety of services for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. But what exactly are the benefits of ToyotaCare and how does the program work? Read the rest of this entry >>

Man holding windshield wiper

How to get stickers off car windows

Window stickers are a great way to show your support for a special cause. Whether it’s your favorite sports team or a hobby, stickers with great design can be an easy way to customize your new RAV4. And if you’re a parent you may have already found out just how “custom” your vehicle’s windows can become when your child has a package of stickers in hand. Fortunately, there are several products that will speed up the process to get stickers off your car’s windows. These products include Goo Gone, rubbing alcohol, WD-40 and nail polish remover. Read the rest of this entry >>

Man washing a car

How to stop rust from spreading on your car

Wisconsin is a beautiful state, but with its lush landscapes and many natural resources and it can be a hostile environment to vehicles. Drivers have a lot to contend with, including blizzards, torrential snowfall, floods, road salt, sweltering heat and more. These are all powerful forces that can really take a toll on your vehicle’s metal and create the perfect environment for rust. If you have noticed rust starting to form on your car, truck or SUV, fear not! There are a number of things you can to do stop the rust from spreading. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mechanic holding a wrench

Who can service a vehicle under warranty?

Routine maintenance and the occasional repair are essential to keeping your Toyota in top-notch condition. Whether you purchase your vehicle new or used, sticking to a consistent maintenance schedule is a great way to ensure that your car, truck or SUV will be running smoothly for years to come. In the event that your vehicle is under warranty, quality service is almost even more important. This is because using unauthorized parts, fluids or other mishaps can void the warranty. With that said, who can service your vehicle if it’s still under warranty? Read the rest of this entry >>