Genuine Toyota Parts: PART 2Blog Feb 12th, 2018
Show genuine love for your Toyota by taking care of it with Genuine Toyota Parts.
The following are breakdowns of specific parts and their functions.
Super Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant
This special pink formula provides maximum protection without the use of harmful silicates. It’s extremely durable and was developed specifically to meet the requirements of your Toyota’s engine.
• Compatibility with non-metallic materials helps it extend the life of water pump seals
• Won’t corrode aluminum surfaces like coolants that contain borate
• Won’t clog radiators due to silicone “gelling”
• Pre-diluted 50/50
• Compatible with Toyota red Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant
Genuine Toyota Motor Oil
Formulated with a special additive package that helps protect Toyota metal and gasket surfaces from corrosion, prevents foaming and maintains the proper application of oil on cylinder walls.
• Available in 5W-30, 10W-30 and 10W-40 grades
• Four-point depressants maintain fluidity in cold climates
• Viscosity index improvers stabilize viscosity levels for a wide range of operating temperatures
Synthetic Motor Oil
Many new Toyota models are certified for a new, zero weight synthetic lubrication standard, or 0W-20. This lower viscosity oil pumps better when cold, yet provides uniform lubrication, reduced friction and better overall efficiency than conventional engine oil.
• Improves fuel economy
• Improved thermal stability
• Longer oil change intervals
An effective, non-chlorinated formula that removes brake fluid, grease, oil other contaminants without leaving residue.
• Quick drying
• Helps prevent brake squeal and chatter
• Cleans brake hard parts and linings
A unique formula that contains a cleaner, acid detector, neutralizer and protector all in one amazing spray can. Great for use on batteries, terminals, cables and brackets.
• Penetrates and emulsifies dirt, grease and deposits
• Light red color turns blue in the presence of acid
• Returns pH to a safe level
• Protective film provides a barrier against corrosion
Automatic Transmission Fluid
Offers excellent lubrication characteristics for quiet operation and smooth shifting in non-sealed Toyota automatic transmissions.
• Helps control “shudder” and provide excellent drivability
• Extends transmission life
• Resists foaming and oxidation
A super heavy-duty, high-temperature brake fluid specifically designed by Toyota engineers to help provide superior performance in all Toyota brake systems where DOT 3 brake fluid is recommended.
When it comes to your Toyota engine, spark plugs make a big difference. A dirty, worn out or inferior spark plug can cause inconsistent firing, which may result in reduced performance and fuel economy. Toyota offers a variety of spark plugs designed specifically for your vehicle’s engine, including U-Groove, Dual-Ground Electrode, Double Platinum and even Iridium spark plugs.
Below are descriptions and benefits of these spark plugs. Please be sure to use the correct spark plug for your Toyota engine; the wrong spark plug can negatively affect fuel economy and overall performance.
U-Groove Spark Plugs
As its name implies, the U-Groove design incorporates a U-shaped groove in the middle of the ground electrode. Before the spark plug fires, the U-Groove traps the fuel-air mixture, then produces a large spark for efficient combustion and reduced fouling. U-Groove spark plugs meet original equipment replacement intervals and original specifications on your Toyota.
Dual-Ground Electrode Spark Plugs
Select Toyota models feature the distributor-less Toyota Direct Ignition System (TDI). Introduced in 1994, this system promotes greater combustion efficiency by firing the spark plugs twice as often as a standard ignition. With that in mind, the ideal spark plug for TDI-equipped Toyotas is the Dual-Ground Electrode design, which delivers optimum performance and durability while maintaining the original recommended change interval.
Double Platinum Spark Plugs
Genuine Toyota Double Platinum spark plugs, available for select Toyota models, offer several benefits:
• Platinum on both the center and ground electrodes reduces wear and provides a service life of up to 60,000 miles.
• Raised design provides excellent ignitability for a strong spark, smooth idle and optimum performance.
• Platinum material also incorporates nickel and iridium, resulting in a stronger, more durable alloy that resists cracking.
Iridium Spark Plugs
Iridium spark plugs, available for select Toyota models, have several benefits: • Smaller center electrode promotes higher firing performance. • Iridium is a more durable material than platinum (its melting point is approximately 1200°F higher than platinum). • Iridium spark plugs last longer than conventional spark plugs–up to 110,000 miles.
Make sure your Toyota starts every time with Genuine Toyota alternators and starter motors. They fit right and generate the precise voltage and amperage required to keep your battery charged and your electronic components working properly. And Genuine Toyota starter motors are designed as a direct replacement for the original part, providing the trouble-free performance you expect.
It’s been said that timing is everything–and when it comes to the timing belt in your Toyota’s engine, nothing could be more accurate. A cracked or worn timing belt can fail without warning, causing major engine damage and a hefty repair bill. That’s why it’s so important to keep tabs on your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and replace your old belt with a new Genuine Toyota timing belt. A Genuine Toyota timing belt is an exact replacement for the original part, so you can be sure it will fit properly, perform reliably and last until the next replacement interval.
The right tires not only contribute to good ride and handling, but safety as well. If your tires are showing signs of wear, make sure you get your ride some new treads at your Toyota dealer. You can get exact replacements for the original tires at a competitive price, mounted and balanced by factory trained and certified Toyota technicians in one easy step.
A worn-out automatic transmission will not only dampen your driving experience, it can adversely affect fuel economy as well. If your transmission shudders, slips or the fluid has turned from pink to brown, it could be time for transmission replacement. Get the durability and reliability you expect from a Genuine Toyota automatic transmission.
The water pump helps keep your Toyota’s engine temperature in check by circulating coolant through the radiator, engine block and cylinder head(s). It’s a critical component that is key to reliable engine operation. So when a replacement is necessary, make sure you specify a Genuine Toyota water pump. Unlike an auto parts store replacement, a Genuine Toyota water pump is all-new and built to the same exacting specifications as the original part. That means it will fit right the first time and provide years of trouble-free service.
Wiper Blades And Inserts
A downpour is no time to realize you need new wiper blades – so fit your vehicle with Genuine Toyota wiper blades every six months or 6000 miles. They feature heavy-duty blade construction and natural compression molded rubber. And unlike parts-store replacements, they’re designed specifically for Toyota models, so they’ll fit properly and install easily.
Wiper inserts may all look alike, but they don’t all fit or work alike. Replace your worn-out wipers with Genuine Toyota wiper inserts every six months or 6000 miles. They’re made specifically for your vehicle, so installation takes just minutes. Compression molded rubber makes for optimum wiping performance and enhanced visibility.