Many Kenyans compain that their Toyota cars consume too much fuel after a number of months from the purchase date. This could either be as a result of poor service or as a result of swift depreciation.
FACT: 90% of all the Toyota cars in Kenya are second hand cars.
Paying attention to the fact above, it is evident that many Kenyans buy a car that they dont know it's behavior. Due to this reason, most Kenyans will service all Toyotas after 5000Kms which is believed to be the mileage that a toyota car is supposed to cover between the current service date and the next service.
Servicing your car after 5000kms is fair for the machine but I would always advice that you service your car after a certain period instead of waiting for the number of kilometers. The reason for my advice is that:
- There are different vehicle propellants and for the diesel propelled engines, combustion is more vigorous and this tires the engine and the filters. A diesel engine might require a more frequent service schedule.
- Some people use their cars just for home to office and back service. Such a car could take a year before hitting the 5000km target. Having your car engine operating with fuel and oil filtered by a 1 year old filter is risking an engine knock.
- Many mechanics in Kenya are crooks. As such, at times they dont change all the spares that should be changed when service is due. This continues wearing the car further. Changing service centers once in a while is adviced for this problem.
The bigger the car, the more frequent the service needed. It is always nice to write to us in case you have any doubt about how frequent your services should be.