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Toyota® Repair Information & More

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How Toyota Has Stood The Test Of Time

An Eye On the Future

For more than 75 years, Toyota Motor Company has been at the pinnacle of the global auto industry, having overtaken Ford Motor and General Motors in vehicle sales, and expanding to more than 170 countries worldwide.

With more than 40 vehicle assembly plants around the world and 12 research, development and design centers, the Japanese automaker is showing no signs of slowing down. The company employs more than 310,000 people.

According to the company, they’re “always looking for ways to improve our operations, always challenging ourselves to innovate, always looking to collaborate, always improving each day in everything we do.”

From innovation to environmental protection, Toyota is changing the automotive industry one car at a time. Their philosophy? It’s their “belief that our cars should do more than help you go places on the road, they should also help you go places in life.”

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Who Is Buying a Toyota?

According to 2018 statistics, 16.47 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated they primarily drive a Toyota, making their target demographic certainly one of a younger crowd. The company has aimed its advertising at millennials, those who might still be in school or living at home with their parents.

Because many in this age group are taking advantage of services like Uber and Lift instead of buying their own vehicle, Toyota has responded by exploring its own ride-sharing business model, designing smaller, easier to maneuver i-Road vehicles, which could be used specifically for city car-sharing services.

Top Toyota Repair Problems

While the Toyota is mostly a well-oiled machine with only minimal owner complaints, no vehicle is perfect, and there are a few issues that may need to be addressed.

  • Melting Dashboards – Dashboards in Toyota vehicles dating back to 2003 are melting under the heat of the sun, even in areas where the weather isn’t particularly hot. The melted plastic cracks, warps, and oozes a strange, oddly shiny and sticky goo-like substance.
  • Excessive Oil Consumption – Drivers have reported that they’re experiencing excessive oil consumption which is thought to be the result of defective piston rings.
  • Valve Cover Gasket Leaks – If you notice a burning smell, that could be because the valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
  • Check Engine Light – This may light up because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working, which means the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine.

All of these problems and more can be fixed by the Toyota service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Benefits of Getting Consistent Mechanical Check-Ups for Your Toyota

By keeping up with routine maintenance, you’re ensuring:

Improved Reliability

If you want your car to be there for you in the future, you have to take good care of it now. This means oil changes and tire rotations, but also entails having routine check-ups performed by expert Toyota service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Higher Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your Toyota at some point in the future, keeping up with routine service and maintenance ensures that it will continue to run in optimal condition.

Better Fuel Economy

Prevent your car from expending unnecessary energy and fuel while moving by making sure your tire pressure is set to the right levels. In addition, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be negatively affected by up to 20% if you have a clogged air filter or leaking fuel lines.

What to Look for When Buying a Used Toyota

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If you’re looking for a reliable car but don’t want to pay for a brand new model, a used Toyota is the way to go.

Here are five things that you should do:

  1. Check the Records – Check the serial number with your local Toyota dealer for a service history. If they don’t have a history, ask to see the receipts for repair work and scheduled maintenance, and make sure it had credible records from the owner.
  2. Professional Inspection – Even if you ran a vehicle history report, you should still have the car inspected by a mechanic to find potential issues and to determine if the car has been in an unreported accident. Make sure they pay attention to engine-related components, like fluids, hoses and belts, radiator, and the battery.
  3. Check the Tires – Tires can tell you a lot regarding the maintenance and driving history of the car. If tires are worn unevenly across the width of the tread, this could indicated aggressive driving by the previous owner of the vehicle. Also look at the surface of the tire for feathering (bad alignment). Bad alignment can be caused by worn steering/suspension components, the Chicago potholes, or frame damage.
  4. Certified Pre-Owned – The certification provides a long-term warranty which is only offered after a rigorous 160 or 174-point test fully resolving any visual or technical flaws. It’s also factory-backed with a 7-years/100,000-mile powertrain coverage and $50 deductible.
  5. Test Drive – You want to make sure you’re comfortable in the car. Do the power windows all work? Are the mirrors easily adjustable? In addition, take a moment to park in a clean area on the road, and let the car run for at least 30 seconds. After which move the car and do a visible check for any leaking substances, which is a red flag.

Technological Innovations from Toyota

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Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and Toyota is working to harness that clean energy source and developing and producing fuel cell vehicles (FCV) that results in zero CO2 emissions.

Automated Driving Technology

”Self-driving” cars are a thing, and Toyota is constantly working to bring that to every driver. This includes cars that make “decisions” based on sensory input, cars that use data acquired and provided through communication with other cars and the road, and interactive intelligence where the driver and car provide information to one another.

Electric Vehicles

These run on a motor using electricity from an external charging supply as a power source. Because it doesn’t use gasoline, it generates zero CO2 emissions during operation. Toyota is continuing the research and development to improve battery performance and advance related technologies.

Top Toyota Dealers in the Chicago Area

The History of Toyota

Key Events and Milestones in Toyota’s History

Getting Started

1933 – Sakichi Toyoda, an inventor, founded an automobile department established within textile loom maker Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, now known as Toyota Industries.

1935 – Right before the first Toyota dealership is established, the first vehicle, the Model G1 truck, is built.

1936 – Production starts of its first car, the Model AA.

1957 – First passenger car to be exported to the United States, the Crown, was made in Japan.

1962 – First overseas vehicle plant was established in Brazil.

1964 – First Asian vehicle plant outside Japan was established in Thailand.

1972 – A first record is set for production in Japan when it reaches a cumulative 10 million vehicles.

Decades of Innovation

1984 – Toyota’s first U.S. car assembly plant opens in California as a joint venture with General Motors.

1989 – Starts first luxury Lexus brand in North America.

1992 – First European car plant begins production in Britain.

1997 – They start to offer the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid car.

1998 – Toyota takes majority stake in mini vehicle maker Daihatsu Motor.

1999 – Japan produces the 100 millionth Toyota vehicle.

A New Century

2001 – Toyota takes in truck maker Hino Motors with a majority stake.

2003 – Toyota’s 6.78 million vehicles produced overtakes Ford Motor in annual sales to become world No. 2 behind only General Motors.

2005 – Toyota takes minority stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, which made Subaru cars, for use of its U.S. factory and cooperation in vehicle technology development.

2006 – Toyota beefs up diesel engine technology by taking minority stake in truck maker Isuzu Motors.

2006 – Toyota reaches group global sales of 8.808 million vehicles, which exceeds GM’s by 128,000, making it the world’s biggest automaker.

2008 – Worldwide Prius sales exceeded 1 million units.

2009 – Worldwide hybrid sales reach 2 million units.

2014 – Company celebrated producing its 200-millionth vehicle.

Fast Facts

Toyota has business operations in more than 170 countries.

The company was originally Toyoda, with a D. However, as they expanded into the US, an emblem which would work in Japanese and English was more appropriate. Toyota was voted as the new name because of its association with the lucky number eight in Japanese.

Toyota holds the record for the car company with the most patents with more than 1,000 — and counting.

In 2017, Toyota was ranked by the Inter brand Survey as No. 1 out of other Green brands.

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Toyota.

More than 30 million Toyota Corolla nameplates have been sold.

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Go Beyond Standard Auto Service at Milito’s


From oil changes to wiper blades, Milito’s can keep your Toyota driving smoothly down the Chicago streets, any time of the year (even in pothole season).

Stop by for regular maintenance, no appointment needed!


Whether you need standard repairs from regular wear, or have a more complex problem with your Toyota, rely on Milito’s!

Our Toyota Service Specialists will care for your vehicle like its their own. We can diagnose and repair any issue quickly!

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Milito’s takes care of Chicago’s Toyotas, inside and out!

Our full-service car wash pampers your car, and our full-service gas station and convenience store takes care of you!

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