Toyota is the number one car brand in the Philippines, no question. Year after year, Toyota has earned the lion’s share of the market, often beating out the next contender by a large margin. In 2015, Toyota managed to secure 43 percent of the market share, completely dominating the top 10 bestselling vehicles with its models.

The Japanese car brand has long been known to build vehicles that are reliable and affordable. This ideal balance, coupled with consistently appealing and practical design aesthetics, as well as fuel efficient models, has helped transform Toyota into the global icon that it is today.

Still, much of Toyota’s success at the reliability department stems from the fact that they are able to educate their customers about the importance of adhering to their Toyota car’s regular maintenance schedule. Failure to comply with the recommended service can result in expensive repairs, not to mention a breach of the conditions of warranty.

As an owner of a Toyota vehicle, please make sure that each of the required maintenance services for your vehicle is performed at the prescribed interval. It is for your own protection, as doing so helps your vehicle stay in tiptop condition while staying under warranty. For details on the applicable maintenance service requirements for your specific Toyota vehicle, please refer to the information below.

Toyota HiAce Regular Maintenance Schedule

Toyota HiAce

Super Light Service (Every 5,000 kms)

  • Replace engine oil and filter

Light Service (Every 10,000 kms)

Includes Super Light Service, plus:

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Rotate tires and check condition (tread depth)
  • Set tire pressures to correct PSI
  • Check that all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Inspect front and rear brake components
  • Inspect and top off fluid levels
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out
  • Road test of vehicle

Medium Service (Every 20,000 kms)

Includes Super Light and Light Services, plus:

  • Inspect condition of drive axle boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Inspect air filter
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Lubricate propeller shaft (where applicable)
  • Inspect fuel lines and charcoal canister
  • Reset maintenance/tire pressure warning lights

Heavy Service (Every 40,000 kms)

Includes Super Light, Light, and Medium Services, plus:

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Inspect ignition wires and distributor cap

Toyota Fortuner Regular Maintenance Schedule

Toyota fortuner

Super Light Service (Every 5,000 kms)

  • Replace engine oil and filter

Light Service (Every 10,000 kms)

Includes Super Light Service, plus:

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Rotate tires and check condition (tread depth)
  • Set tire pressures to correct PSI
  • Check that all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Inspect front and rear brake components
  • Inspect and top off fluid levels
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out
  • Road test of vehicle

Medium Service (Every 20,000 kms)

Includes Super Light and Light Services, plus:

  • Inspect condition of drive axle boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Inspect air filter
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Lubricate propeller shaft (where applicable)
  • Inspect fuel lines and charcoal canister
  • Reset maintenance/tire pressure warning lights

Heavy Service (Every 40,000 kms)

Includes Super Light, Light, and Medium Services, plus:

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Inspect ignition wires and distributor cap

Toyota Vios Regular Maintenance Schedule

Toyota Vios

Super Light Service (Every 5,000 kms)

  • Replace engine oil and filter

Light Service (Every 10,000 kms)

Includes Super Light Service, plus:

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Rotate tires and check condition (tread depth)
  • Set tire pressures to correct PSI
  • Check that all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Inspect front and rear brake components
  • Inspect and top off fluid levels
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out
  • Road test of vehicle

Medium Service (Every 20,000 kms)

Includes Super Light and Light Services, plus:

  • Inspect condition of drive axle boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Inspect air filter
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Lubricate propeller shaft (where applicable)
  • Inspect fuel lines and charcoal canister
  • Reset maintenance/tire pressure warning lights

Heavy Service (Every 40,000 kms)

Includes Super Light, Light, and Medium Services, plus:

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Inspect ignition wires and distributor cap

Toyota Innova Regular Maintenance Schedule

Toyota Innova

Super Light Service (Every 5,000 kms)

  • Replace engine oil and filter

Light Service (Every 10,000 kms)

Includes Super Light Service, plus:

  • Check installation of driver's floor mat
  • Check for open campaigns/recalls
  • Rotate tires and check condition (tread depth)
  • Set tire pressures to correct PSI
  • Check that all exterior light bulbs are functioning
  • Inspect front and rear brake components
  • Inspect and top off fluid levels
  • Perform multi-point inspection with print-out
  • Road test of vehicle

Medium Service (Every 20,000 kms)

Includes Super Light and Light Services, plus:

  • Inspect condition of drive axle boots
  • Check condition of brake fluid
  • Check transfer case and differential fluids
  • Check operation of cooling system and/or indication of coolant leak
  • Complete inspection of steering and suspension components
  • Complete inspection of exhaust system
  • Inspect air filter
  • Inspect wiper inserts/blades
  • Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Lubricate propeller shaft (where applicable)
  • Inspect fuel lines and charcoal canister
  • Reset maintenance/tire pressure warning lights

Heavy Service (Every 40,000 kms)

Includes Super Light, Light, and Medium Services, plus:

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter (if applicable)
  • Inspect ignition wires and distributor cap

People often neglect to have their vehicle undergo routine maintenance, however, poorly maintained vehicles can lead to a lot of problems, possibly even serious ones. As such, car owners should be constantly reminded of the importance of regular car maintenance. For additional maintenance measures that you need to undertake, refer to your Toyota owner’s manual and take your car to an authorized Toyota service facility at the recommended intervals to have it checked by a Toyota certified mechanic.