First, use the official network of the brand you trust ensures that the car will be serviced by a shop that knows the vehicle to perfection. Change the engine oil and filter is not difficult, but as you have to do any more complicated operation, an official workshop offers many more assurances that they will know quickly diagnose the problem and that any repair is backed by the brand itself.
I have spoken with Toyota and specifically to inform this brand has a customer service very personalized. Before going to the shop you can know the full amount of a review by the Maintenance Calculator available on the official website of the brand, with the price including labor and the ability to make an appointment with the authorized agent that the customer prefers. Once in the workshop, the “Advisory Service” includes the car and check with the client’s body and condition of the tires. If they need replacement in the workshop there is a tire price calculator that works with all major brands and offers the final price with installation included in the act and can compare different brands if the customer prefers. Not yet available on the web, but it is expected to be in the future. Then the customer can opt for the normal operation or Toyota Service Express in which two mechanics perform all tasks of a normal review on a bench specially prepared in under an hour.
Periodic reviews take less than an hour at Toyota Express Service.
For repairs or damage, an official workshop offers the guarantee of having the right tools to diagnose the problem and repair the vehicle as cheap as possible. In modern cars the ECU connects the car to the diagnostic program of the brand and it can be known with a very short time in virtually any type of fault, both of engine operation and of any electronic system.
In the case of Toyota, have a program that detects a serious problem from a loss of understanding of small things like engine failure in a power window without using a screwdriver or simply connect the drive to your computer. They tell me that the electronic brain of any Toyota modern records the condition of the car when it detects a fault, and when it comes to the shop the mechanic can know things like engine revs, speed, pressure on the accelerator and even temperature motor or the environment when the failure occurred. These are the things that distinguish the official services, saving time and money for problems of labor. And if the shop does not give with the problem sends the data recorded by an internal communication channel to the central Toyota engineers to help solve the problem.
Brands have specific programs for their models to make sure everything works properly and to find fault.
Toyota has caught my attention with a device in the workshops to know where they come from the vibrations that sometimes no one knows how to recognize and seems to be invents the client. This is a program through sensors that are placed on the engine and the chassis can tell where it comes from the vibration, if the transmission, the engine or running gear. Just walk around the car for the program to record the vibration and resonance states as the source. This avoids balanced, parallel or whet transmissions unnecessarily looking where it comes from vibration.
For all the foregoing, in Consultation advise government services to ensure a level of professionalism and product knowledge, especially in modern cars full of electronics. In addition, a vehicle with sealed book reviews always maintains the official home resale value better.