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Comparing a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty

New cars and even some used cars come with a variety of warranties. Two of the most common are a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty. These warranties are both important, but they cover different parts of your vehicle. We here at Capitol Toyota have put together this simple explanation of the differences.

A powertrain warranty covers the major components of the engine, transmission and drivetrain against manufacturing defects. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage that's due to regular use. This warranty usually has a long period before it expires.

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Automotive Oil Myths That Aren't True

There a lot of myths when it comes to motor oil. Here at Capitol Toyota, we want you to be informed about your vehicle so that you have smooth encounters with your vehicle service. Here are a couple of myths about your motor oil that will clarify the norms when it comes to maintaining the lubrication of your engine.

If the Oil Is Black You Should Change It

This is a myth. Just because the oil is black when you pull the dipstick or open the oil cap doesn't mean that you need to change the oil. Most newer…

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The Importance of Regularly Checking Your Tires

Your car has a great way of telling you when something is wrong. Dashboard warning lights are there to let you know when any major problems have happened to your vehicle. But these lights don't tell you everything. This is why you need to make sure your tires are in good shape after many miles of driving.

 

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The Importance of Headlight Maintenance

Motor vehicles are complex machines that require the conjunction of hundreds of individual parts, several unique processes, and mechanized teamwork as a single unit.

Although we think of the engine, transmission, radiator, steering column, etc. as a few of the central functions in motor vehicles, headlights are absolutely necessary for traveling at night.

 

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Capitol Toyota: The Best Place to Turn When Your Vehicle Needs to be Serviced


When your vehicle needs some help, there are a lot of places you can turn to. So why choose a dealership? Well at Capitol Toyota, we think there are more reasons to come to us than anywhere else.

For starters, we know your vehicle – we know what parts it may need, and we know if any of the ones you have now have been recalled. We only use certified parts, and we have access to information on recalls sooner than anyone else. Our customer service is not only friendly but comfortable. Check out our waiting area – it’s a cozy…
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Deal with the Problem Sooner than later

Ah, the dreaded check engine light. But all is not lost when yours lights up -- if you move quickly, you can normally handle your car's issue before it balloons into a huge one. There are many calls to action that you can take. If you like to take things into your own hands, you can buy an inexpensive code reader to figure out why the light is on. Or, you can take it into your mechanic. Either way, it normally isn't a huge deal and can even be something like a loose gas cap, or something to do…
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How to Prolong Your Car's Life

 

Toyota vehicles are known for their ability to live long and prosper. We’ve seen some on the road with more than 300,000 miles! You may be wondering how, and we’ve got answers. It really starts with the quality of the vehicle. Some of the most innovative minds are behind the Toyotas we drive. Modern innovation and a long history of reliability gives Toyota the great genetics that have allowed them to outlive…
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Schedule a service appointment before the last few road trips of summer

The fall season is right around the corner, but here at Capitol Toyota we're going to soak up the remaining summer days the right way, with a few more memorable road trips we can look back on throughout the colder months.

 

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If you're planning to do the same, then be sure to bring your vehicle into our service center right here at the dealership.

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