TOYOTA ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
It is critical and will save you money, in the long run, to do the vehicle’s recommended maintenance as seen in your owner’s manual. Preventative maintenance is critical in keeping your vehicle on the road and out of the shop! These services usually entail checking several components, such as the brakes, suspension, and driveline. Typically there is an oil and filter service, fluid exchanges, filter replacements, and rotating of tires. Not every model requires the same service, so if you are unsure what should be done on your vehicle and at what time, we will gladly look up the recommended service intervals for you.
TIMING BELT SERVICE
This is generally due every 90,000-105,000 miles and is probably your largest service. We do not just throw a belt on these cars and call it a day; we do this service correctly and replace additional components while doing so. We usually upgrade the water pump at this time with one that has a metal impeller, versus the original, which is weak plastic. We also replace other common failure items in the same vicinity while performing this service such as your camshaft seals, crankshaft seal, timing belt idler, tensioner, roller, water pump gasket, thermostat, and belts if necessary. This ensures that you are good to go for the next 90,000 or so miles.
TOYOTA PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION
Buying a Toyota? Prior to purchasing a used Toyota, have us perform a pre-purchase inspection to ensure the car’s mechanical functionality, cosmetics, and safety. This service can save you a lot of time and headache down the road! We can perform a more detailed service which includes checking the cylinder’s compression and performing a leak down test. The more involved service varies in price, depending on how difficult it is to remove the spark plugs.
TOYOTA “CHECK ENGINE” OR “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” LIGHT DIAGNOSIS
This means there is an emissions issue with your vehicles. This could be something minor, but there is a chance it could be something more. We highly recommend you at least get this figured out so it does not do any type of further damage to your vehicle. We have several state-of-the-art computer systems that can accurately read and help us diagnose these “Check Engine” lights. Depending on what the problem is, this can be a time-consuming process. Sometimes it is an easy fix, but sometimes there are more entailed issues. Make sure you get your “Check Engine” light figured out sooner than later.
TOYOTA “TUNE-UP” SERVICES
The phrase “tune-up” used to mean replacing the spark plugs, ignition wires, and distributor parts. Now there are other components involved with your vehicle’s ignition system that play a role in fuel economy and power. We can make sure your vehicle is running top-notch for you so you get the most bang for your buck at the gas pump! We can check and analyze the condition of your ignition system and running characteristics of your vehicle’s engine and give you a professional opinion on how it is doing.
TOYOTA TRANSMISSION, ENGINE & DRIVELINE SERVICE/REPAIR
All About Imports (AAI) in Denton, TX can properly diagnose and repair problems with your vehicle’s engine, transmission repair and replacement, and transaxle and get you back on the road where you need to be. Whether it knocks, clunks, vibrates, leaks, or smells, we can find it and fix it. Next time something seems out of the ordinary, don’t panic. It may be something minor. We take the time and effort to correctly diagnose even the smallest of concerns.
TOYOTA EXHAUST SYSTEM REPAIRS
Ensuring your exhaust system is working properly is very important. There are several components to your exhaust system. If your exhaust is not working properly it can actually cause your “Service Engine Soon” or “Check Engine” light to come on. If you are experiencing this it may be related to a component on your exhaust. We perform exhaust repairs with the inclusion of catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, resonators, and mufflers. We can perform weld work on your exhaust as well.
TOYOTA COOLING SYSTEM
Your vehicle’s cooling system is critical to its reliability. Ensuring proper engine cooling not only allows your engine to maintain at safe operating temperatures, but also allows for your interior heat to function properly. If you ever notice your vehicle is running hot, coolant light is coming on, or that your heat is not blowing hot air out of the vents, you should probably get that checked sooner than later to prevent possible damages.
TOYOTA FUEL INJECTION SERVICE
Our fuel and intake cleaning service is not your run-of-the-mill can of detergent you get at your parts store and dump into the gas tank. We take this service very seriously and provide an effective cleaning of your vehicles injection and intake system. This service for your Toyota is recommended to be performed every 60,000 miles.
TOYOTA AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE/REPAIR
If your air conditioning system is not cooling as well as you would like or is not working at all, we can find out the root problem for you and fix it! We proudly offer the ability to service, repair, and recharge your vehicles A/C system. Not only can we recharge the systems, but we can also diagnose reasons for non-functioning A/C systems. We are able to add trace dye to the refrigerant and use UV lights to pinpoint where leaks are. We can determine why your system is not cooling to your liking and get it working correctly for you in the warmer weather. These services vary in pricing, depending on what the problem is, but usually an hour’s diagnosis is sufficient to find what the problem is.
TOYOTA BRAKE SERVICE
We offer complete brake services, including replacement of brake pads, pad sensors, brake rotors and backing plates. We also clean and adjust all contact points on the calipers, lubricate the slide pins, and ensure there are no brake squeals or noises. We then perform the “break-in” process so everything is good to go for you when you pick up the vehicle.
TOYOTA BUSHINGS / SUSPENSION
A very common wear point on these fine Toyota cars is their various bushings. The bushings on these cars tear over time, causing there to be several suspension issues with the vehicle, leading to uneven tire wear and uncomfortable ride situations. We also offer additional suspension repairs, including shock absorbers, struts, and ball joint repairs.
TOYOTA ALIGNMENT SERVICE
Ensuring your vehicles alignment is critical! We offer FREE alignment checks on your vehicle to ensure proper tracking, steering, and tire wear. If your vehicles alignment is out of spec it can substantially increase your tire wear. We use the most state of the art HawkEye alignment system from Hunter Engineering to measure and adjust your vehicles alignment. Call 940-566-2125 to get your alignment checked out FREE today!
We serve communities throughout North Texas including but not limited to Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Plano, Flower Mound, Grapevine, The Colony, Lewisville, Krum, Sanger, Corinth, Argyle, Highland Village, Aubrey, Krugerville, Cross Roads, Corinth, Shady Shores, Pilot Point, Lake Dallas and Little Elm, TX.
TOYOTA AUTO REPAIR
Toyota The Early Years
According to Wikipedia, Toyota Motor Co. was established as an independent and separate company in 1937. Although the founding family’s name was written in the Kanji “豊田” (rendered as “Toyoda”), the company name was changed to a similar word in katakana – トヨタ (rendered as “Toyota”) because the latter has 8 strokes which is regarded as a lucky number in East Asian culture.
During the Pacific War (World War II) the company was dedicated to truck production for the Imperial Japanese Army. Because of severe shortages in Japan, military trucks were kept as simple as possible. For example, the trucks had only one headlight in the center of the hood. The war ended shortly before a scheduled Allied bombing run on the Toyota factories in Aichi.
After World War II, Japan experienced extreme economic difficulty. Commercial passenger car production started in 1947 with the model SA. The company was on the brink of bankruptcy by the end of 1949, but the company eventually obtained a loan from a consortium of banks which stipulated an independent sales operation and elimination of “excess manpower”.
In June 1950, the company produced only 300 trucks and was on the verge of going out of business. The management announced layoffs and wage reductions, and in response the union went on a strike that lasted two months. The strike was resolved by an agreement that included layoffs and pay reductions but also the resignation of the president at the time, Kiichiro Toyoda. Toyoda was succeeded by Taizo Ishida, who was the chief executive of the Toyoda Automatic Loom company. The first few months of the Korean War resulted in an order of over 5,000 vehicles from the US military, and the company was revived. Ishida was credited for his focus on investment in equipment. One example was the construction of the Motomachi Plant in 1959, which gave Toyota a decisive lead over Nissan during the 1960s.
In 1950, a separate sales company, Toyota Motor Sales Co., was established (which lasted until July 1982). In April 1956, the Toyopet dealer chain was established. In 1957, the Crown became the first Japanese car to be exported to the United States and Toyota’s American and Brazilian divisions, Toyota Motor Sales Inc.and Toyota do Brasil S.A., were also established.
Toyota began to expand in the 1960s with a new research and development facility, a presence in Thailand was established, the 10 millionth model was produced, a Deming Prize, and partnerships with Hino Motors and Daihatsu were also established. The first Toyota built outside Japan was in April 1963, at Melbourne, Australia. From 1963 until 1965, Australia was Toyota’s biggest export market. By the end of the decade, Toyota had established a worldwide presence, as the company had exported its one-millionth unit.
The first Japanese vehicles to arrive in North America were five Land Cruisers in El Salvador in May 1953.
The first Toyotas sent to Europe were two Toyopet Tiaras sent to Finland for evaluation in June 1962, but no sales followed. The first European importer was Erla Auto Import A/S of Denmark, who brought in 190 Crowns following a May 1963 agreement to become the distributor for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The Netherlands followed in May 1964, and after having established toeholds in countries with little or no indigenous automobile production other markets followed in 1966. In 1968 Toyota established its first European CKDassembler, Salvador Caetano I.M.V.T. of Portugal.
With high fuel prices and a weak US economy in mid 2008, Toyota reported a double-digit decline in sales for the month of June, similar to figures reported by the Detroit Big Three. For Toyota, these were attributed mainly to slow sales of its Tundra pickup, as well as shortages of its fuel-efficient vehicles such as the Prius, Corolla and Yaris. In response, the company has announced plans to idle its truck plants, while shifting production at other facilities to manufacture in-demand vehicles.
In January 2010, Toyota suspended sales of eight recalled vehicle models to fix accelerator pedals with mechanical problems that could cause them to become stuck. In December 2012, Toyota announced an agreement worth more than US$1 billion to settle a lawsuit involving unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles.
TOYOTA AUTO REPAIR
From our auto repair facility in Denton, Texas All About Imports (AAI) proudly provides quality Toyota Auto Repair to residents throughout North Texas and the surrounding communities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Grapevine, The Colony, Lewisville, Krum, Sanger, Corinth, Argyle, Highland Village, Aubrey, Krugerville, Cross Roads, Corinth, Shady Shores, Lake Dallas and Little Elm, TX.
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Toyota Current Models (Outside of Japan)
|Current Vehicles (Outside of Japan)|
|Model||Year introduced||Current Model||Vehicle information|
|Introduction / Update (Facelift)|
|AURION||2006||2011 / 2014||Based on Toyota Camry, sold in Australia and New Zealand.|
|AVALON||1994||2012 / 2015||Sold in Canada, Middle East, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United States. Flagship sedan of Toyota in Canada, Middle East, Puerto Rico and the United States.|
|AVENSIS||1997||2009 / 2015||Sold in Europe.|
|CAMRY||1982||2017||The latest Camry will be launched in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and other countries by the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018. In North America the sales began in late July 2017.|
/ COROLLA (North America)
|1966||2013||C-segment sedan sold worldwide except Hong Kong, Japan, Macao and South Korea. There are two different styling models for international and North American markets respectively. Hybrid electronic variant is sold in China. Marketed as Corolla Altis in some parts of Asia, including Southeast Asian markets.|
|CROWN||1955||2012||Sold in select Asian markets.|
|ETIOS||2010||2010||Sold in India since 2010, Brazil and South Africa since 2012.|
|LEVIN||2014||2014 / 2017||Variant of Corolla sold in China.|
|MIRAI||2015||2015||Available in Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, UK), North America, and the UAE.|
|PRIUS||1997||2016||Sold worldwide in 93 countries.|
|VIOS||2002||2013||B-segment sedan produced primarily for emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region.|
|AGYA||2013||2013 / 2017||Daihatsu Ayla, marketed under Toyota as Toyota Agya, Toyota Wigo in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.|
|AURIS||2006||2012||Sold as Corolla Hatchback in Australia and New Zealand, Corolla iM in North America.|
|AYGO||2005||2014||Sold in Europe.|
|ETIOS LIVA /
|2011 (Etios Liva)
2014 (Etios Cross)
|2011 (Etios Liva)
2014 (Etios Cross)
|Hatchback variant of Toyota Etios. Etios Liva is sold in Indonesia as Etios Valco. Etios Cross is a crossover variant based on Etios Liva.|
|PRIUS C||2011||2011||Toyota Aqua outside Japan.|
|XP130 is sold internationally, and XP150 is sold in Asian market including China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. China also sells the Vios based variant called Yaris L.|
|86||2012||2012||Sold worldwide under different brands with respective model names: Toyota 86 in Asia, Australia, North America (from August 2016), South Africa and South America; GT86 in Europe; both of the preceding names in New Zealand; FT86 in Jamaica and Nicaragua; FR-S in Canada and the US. After the Scion brand was discontinued in August 2016, the FR-S was renamed as the Toyota 86.|
|ALPHARD||2002||2015||Sold in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.|
|AURIS TOURING SPORTS||2012||2012||Sold in Europe.|
|AVANZA||2003||2011 / 2015||OEM manufactured Daihatsu Xenia. Avanza is sold in Bangladesh, Brunei, Caribbean, Indonesia, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and various other African countries.|
|AVENSIS WAGON||1997||2009 / 2015||Sold in Europe.|
|CALYA||2016||2016||Rebadged Daihatsu Sigra. Sold in Indonesia.|
|INNOVA||2004||2015||Sold as Kijang Innova in Indonesia. Also sold in Brunei, India (replacing the Qualis), Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia (replacing the Unser), Oman, the Philippines (replacing the Revo), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan (replacing the Zace Surf), Thailand, UAE and Vietnam (replacing Zace).|
|NAV1||2001||2017||Export version of Toyota Noah to Indonesia.|
|PRIUS V||2011||2011||Sold as Prius α in Asia (Prius Alpha in Singapore), Prius+ in Europe (Grand Prius+ in Belgium, Prius Wagon in the Netherlands).|
|SIENNA||1997||2010 / 2015||Sold in Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Panama, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, UAE, United States and Yemen.|
|SIENTA||2003||2015||Sold in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.|
|PREVIA||1990||2006 / 2016||Sold as Tarago in Australia and New Zealand.|
|VERSO||2009||2009||Sold in China, Europe, Israel and South Africa.|
|WISH||2003||2009 / 2013||Sold in Hong Kong and Singapore.|
|SUV / Crossover|
|4RUNNER||1984||2009 / 2013||Sold in Bahamas, Canada, Central America, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and the United States.|
|FORTUNER||2005||2015||Sold worldwide except China, Europe, Japan, North America, and South Korea, where medium pick-up based SUV segment is provided by Land Cruiser Prado (Australasia, China and Europe), Hilux Surf (Japan) and 4Runner (North America). However, in some Central and South American countries and New Zealand, Toyota offers the Fortuner alongside the 4Runner and Land Cruiser Prado, like in Colombia or Panama.|
|HIGHLANDER||2000||2014 / 2016||Sold as Toyota Kluger in Australia.|
|LAND CRUISER (off-road oriented) / LAND CRUISER (comfort oriented)||1951||1984 (J70)
2007 (J200) 1999 (J70)
|As of 2016, the Land Cruiser J200 is available in most markets, except Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia (of whose markets have the Lexus LX available), North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and large parts of Europe. In Europe, the only countries that officially sell the Land Cruiser 200 are: Andorra, Gibraltar, Iceland, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.|
|LAND CRUISER PRADO||1984||2009 / 2015||As of 2014, it is available in every Toyota market, except Canada and the US (both available as the Lexus GX), Mexico, and South Korea.|
|RAV4||1994||2013 / 2015||Sold worldwide in over 200 countries except Japan.|
|RUSH||1997||2006||Rebadged Daihatsu Terios, available in Indonesia and Malaysia.|
|SEQUOIA||2001||2008 / 2018||As of 2017, the Sequoia is sold in Bahrain, Canada, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United States (all regions) and Yemen in LHD only.|
|Truck / Van|
|HIACE||1967||2004||Sold as Commuter and Ventury in Thailand, Pitbull in Kenya, Quantum in South Africa, Chery H5, Higer KLQ6540, Jiangnan JNQ6495D1, JinBei Hiace/Haise/H2, Jincheng Hiace, Joylong A4-A6 in China, HiAce Awing in the Middle East, Farid Placer in Malaysia, Hiace GL Grandia/Super Grandia in Zimbabwe, HiAce Commuter in the Philippines.|
|PROACE||1994||2016||Rebadged Citroën Jumpy.|
|TACOMA||1995||2016||Sold in Bolivia, Canada, Chile, the French territory of New Caledonia, Mexico, Panama, and the United States.|
|TUNDRA||2000||2007 / 2014||Sold in Bolivia, Canada, Chile, the French territory of New Caledonia (in LHD only), Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and the United States.|
|COASTER||1969||1993 / 2007|