Toyota 4RUNNER 1997 Owner Manual

Part 6, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CARE

Part 6, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CARE

Part 6
Maintenance requirements
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VEHICLE
MAINTENANCE
AND CARE
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Maintenance requirements
D
General maintenance
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Does your vehicle need
repairing?
For scheduled maintenance infor-
mation, please refer to the sep-
arate “Owner’s Manual Supple-
ment/Maintenance Schedule”.
Your Toyota vehicle has been designed to
for fewer maintenance requirements with
longer service intervals to save both your
time and money. However, each regular
maintenance, as well as day-to-day
care, is more important than ever before
to ensure smooth, and trouble-free, safe,
and economical drivings.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make
sure the specified maintenance, including
general maintenance service, is per-
formed. Note that both the new vehicle
and emission control system warranties
specify that proper maintenance and care
must be performed. See Owner’s Guide,
Owner’s Manual Supplement or Warranty
Booklet for complete warranty informa-
tion.
General maintenance
General maintenance items are those
day-to-day  care practices that are impor-
tant to your vehicle for proper operation.
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure
that the general maintenance items are
performed regularly.
These checks or inspections can be done
either by yourself or a qualified technician,
or if you prefer, your Toyota dealer will be
pleased to do them at a nominal cost.
Scheduled maintenance
The scheduled maintenance items listed
in the “Owner’s Manual Supplement/
Maintenance Schedule” are those re-
quired to be serviced at regular intervals.
For details of your maintenance Sched-
ule, read the separate ”Owner’s Manual
Supplement/Maintenance Schedule”.
It is recommended that any replace-
ment parts used for maintenance or
for the  repair of the emission control
system be Toyota supplied.
The owner may elect to use non-Toyo-
ta  supplied parts for replacement pur-
poses without invalidating the emis-
sion control system warranty.  Howev-
er, use of replacement parts which are
not of equivalent quality may impair
the effectiveness of the emission con-
trol systems.
You may also elect to have mainte-
nance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system
performed by any automotive repair
establishment or individual without
invalidating this warranty. See Own-
er’s Guide, Owner’s Manual Supple-
ment or Warranty Booklet for complete
warranty information.