Picking the right mechanic for your car and your goals can be a difficult process. You want to go to a shop with experience, but not one that will pressure you into choices. Toy Car Care operates as the largest independent Toyota and Lexus servicing and repair shop in Denver. With multiple employees having the title of Master Technician, the combined experience of the shop reaches over 250 years. That’s a lot of experience, and with so much of it there are a lot of services that we can offer—that some other shops won’t. Here is a quick overview of some of the services we offer to everyone that walks in our doors:
Your brakes are arguably the most important part of your car. If you are having squeaking or screeching when you brake, it’s time to come in and see us. We can replace your brake pads and greatly improve their performance while giving you routine maintenance. We can even set you up in a schedule and send you reminders when it’s time to return for new ones. These are some other brake services we provide:
- Brake hoses repair
- Brake pads and shoes
- Brake booster repair
- Brake fluid testing and flushing
Are you ready for winter? Or are you melting in the summer heat? It’s important that your air conditioning and heating is working correctly as we navigate the seasons; it’s a safety concern! If you are wasting away in the heat or freezing behind your wheel, chances are, you aren’t paying attention to the road. If your car isn’t blowing air, or is making noises, or is smelly, you should come see us. Here are some other air conditioning and heating services we provide:
- Expansion valve replacement
- Blower motor replacement
- Air conditioner compressor replacement
Your car, be it a Toyota or a Lexus, is a complex, high-performance machine. So, when something goes wrong with the electrical, you’ll feel that instantly. Most of the time the car may not even start or roll over because of a dead battery or an electrical failure. If you turn on the car and get no response, or you’re needing to buy bulk fuses because yours keep blowing out—it’s time to see us. The sooner you come see us, the better and safer you’ll be. Here are some other electrical services we provide:
- Vehicle harness repair
- Starters and alternator repairs
- Ignition system and switches repair
- Computer sensors and modules repair
It sucks when your check engine light comes on, we know. But it’s important to have your car serviced immediately when it comes on. There are many issues that can cause the light to come on, and a good amount of them are simple fixes, but for those that aren’t—we can help you through the process. If you get an at-home check engine light reader, you may be able to get a signifying code, but generally these sorts of codes only point you in a direction of the issue. It is better to come in to see us, where we can identify the problem and any other issues that are lurking in the engine. Some common light up are caused by a loose gas cap, a bad thermostat, or a faulty spark plug; that doesn’t mean that you don’t have other issues too.
As you drive, do you watch your engine thermometer on your dashboard? (If not, you really should!) Overheating is a common issue, especially in the summer, but there are cooling systems in place meant to stop the overheating process before it becomes too hot to handle. So, when that cooling system breaks, it’s extremely important that you seek help from a mechanics shop immediately. The heat could end up destroying your engine and leading to the death of your car. If you are worried about something happening with your cooling system, come see us today. We can perform a series of tests and maintenance routines that will greatly help to service your car including pressure checks, radiator flush, or a full cooling system flush.
If there is something wrong with your car’s engine, you know. There are multiple lights that turn on the moment something feels off inside of the engine. It’s important that those lights are not ignored, and that you come in to see us the same day that you see those lights. A lot of people try to DIY fixes when these come on, but that has the potential to hurt your car long term, potentially even ending with a dead engine. Instead, bring it in to us so we can assess your issue and try to stop any future damage. Our team is experienced in finding and fixing issues before they become catastrophic for your car. Worst case scenario, we rebuild your engine from the ground up, or we replace the engine.
Vehicle Computer Problems Services
If you have a newer Toyota or Lexus, you’ve probably noticed that there are computerized aspects of the car. Complete with system updates and complex problems that your general IT guy cannot fix. We strive to be your go-to facility for repairing and maintaining all aspects of your car. We have even invested in a TIS Techstream, a computer analysis engine which helps us view and analyze all parts of your car, including the computer inside of it. Sometimes, a damaged or not working computer will result in a need for a vehicle reprogramming—luckily for everyone, we can do that right here in the shop.
To find out more about us and how we can help your car (and you!) give us a call today. Or explore our website further—start with the other articles in our expert blog. We are the best repair shop in Centennial, Colorado—and if you don’t believe it, come see us to see the difference.