All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge’s Winter Vehicle Tips

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As the cooler temperatures fill our hearts with joy this holiday season, our vehicles are needing a little attention this season. As we adjust to the chill, give some thought to your vehicle and treat it with extra TLC this season. We have put together a few tips that will keep your vehicle running smoothly this winter season.

As the leaves fall from the trees, we don’t want them to make compost on our vehicle. As we may think this is harmless to our vehicle, it can cause havoc down the line. When debris builds up in the areas of your car where the water is supposed to drain, leaks and corrosions occur. The air plenum near the windshield is the perfect spot where we see this happening. Do not let the leaves or other organic material pile up on your vehicle.

Our vehicle’s battery always needs to be routinely checked, but this is a perfect time of the year to make sure your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion free, and that it has plenty of water. If you have a battery that is three years old, come in to have our shop test the battery’s ability to hold a charge.

Doing simple checks on your vehicle will prolong the life of it. As driving conditions may not be ideal this time of year, following these few tips can get you along your way in your daily commute. Caring for your vehicle should always be a priority, as it carries you and loved ones around to and from daily life activities. Schedule your service appointment with us today!

All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Toyota line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Denham Springs, Central, Zachary, and surrounding areas. If you are in the market for a Toyota, come by our Dealership at 9150 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge and experience SalesPartsService and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge to receive All-Star service!

All Star Toyota Winter Driving Tips!

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Brakes For The Winter! – All Star Toyota Of Baton Rouge

As colder months approach, All Star Toyota wants to ensure your safety on the road. Although Louisiana is not known for snowy winters, icy conditions can occur. You should be extra cautious of these conditions on your morning drives as the sun rises to defrost your vehicle and the roadways. When driving on the road, keep an eye out for “Watch For Ice” “Watch For Ice On Bridges” or “Bridge Ices” signs, and proceed with caution.

When driving in colder and wet conditions allow longer braking distances in these particular areas. Your vehicle may skid farther than usual before it comes to a complete stop. Plan on starting your braking sooner than you normally would in regular dry conditions. Give yourself extra room, and use more gentle pressure on the brake pedal. If you believe your brakes are wearing out, here are a few tips to know for sure:

  • The grooves in your pads are thin or unevenly worn.
  • You hear a grinding noise or braking feels less precise than normal.
  • Your brakes feel rough and are hard to pull when you squeeze them.
  • Your rim is worn so thin that it fails, causing the tire to easily blow off.

All of these brake tips are helpful for winter conditions and should be addressed before it is too late. We would be happy to assist you at All Star Toyota Of Baton Rouge for any service needed! To schedule your service appointment today, click here!

All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Toyota and Scion line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Denham Springs, Central, and Zachary. If you are in the market for a Toyota, come by our Dealership at 9150 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge to receive All-Star service!