Service Specials in Columbia SC

The holidays are nearing an end and it seems as though all the presents are unwrapped, all the surprises are gone. But they don’t have to be! Come out to Dick Dyer Toyota and treat yourself to surprisingly good deals that are sure to spoil your car!

Let’s face it: your car needed that repair or scheduled maintenance months ago and you haven’t had the time to take it in. Well now is the time! With Dick Dyer Toyota offering a brake special, alignment special, and fuel economy package, there’s no excuse to wait any longer!

Check out all of our current service specials:

Pothole Special: $199.99

Four Wheel Alignment, Tire Rotation, Tire Balance, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid at Dick Dyer Toyota. Some models may be higher. Plus tax. No cash value. Must present coupon at time of service. One per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer. See dealer for complete details. Offer expires 01/09/2014.

Brake PadsBrake Special: $30 Off Complete Brake Service

Replace Brake Pads or Shoes, Turning Rotors or Drums

Valid at Dick Dyer Toyota. $30 Off per axle. Must present coupon at time of service write-up. Not valid with other specials or coupons. No cash value. One per customer. Offer expires 01/09/2014.

Fuel Economy Special: $169.99

Air Filter Replacement, Fuel Injector Cleaning Service, Induction System Cleaning Service

Valid at Dick Dyer Toyota. Plus tax. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Not valid with other specials or coupons. One coupon per customer. Not good on previous purchases. No cash value. Some models may be higher. See dealer for details. Offer expires 01/09/2014.

Spend More, Save More

Service Specials

Spend $100 – $199……..Save $15

Spend $200 – $299……..Save $30

Spend $300 – $399……..Save $40

Spend $400 – $499……..Save $50

Spend $500 or More…….Save $65

Valid at Dick Dyer Toyota. No cash value. One per customer. No other offers apply. Present this coupon at time of service write-up. See dealer for details. Offer expires 01/09/2014.

Maintenance Tips: Changing Your Car’s Air & Fuel Filter

You might not know that changing your car’s air filter and fuel filter is almost as important as changing the oil. Your last oil change might have included a fuel filter change but if it didn’t, your fuel filter could be nearly useless because of the repeated buildup of dust and debris.

As for the air filter, you probably wouldn’t even be able to guess the last time it was replaced.

So are these services really necessary? How important is it to replace these filters? Well, here are the basics of car filters:

Fuel Filter:

The fuel filter works to trap debris in gasoline, ranging from dirt particles to rust. When the filter becomes old and clogged, the debris is no longer filtered out, causing rapid wear of the fuel injection system and fuel pump. In addition, the fuel efficiency of the car will decrease.

Again if the fuel filter is not replaced at regular intervals, it will begin to rust and adhere to the fuel line, making it extremely difficult to remove it and install a new one.  Having it replaced at the appropriate times will prevent these hassles.

Air Filter:

This filter is meant to cleanse the air that is traveling through the engine area. If said air contains dust, debris, gravel, or sand, the air filter will trap these particles and prevent them from entering the engine. In addition, the air filter cleanses the air that enters the vehicle cabin. So it not only creates clean air for the engine, but it also creates clean air for the passengers.

Over time the air filter becomes clogged and less effective. To compensate, the engine will use more fuel to try to extract the air, wasting gas. The performance of your engine and your car’s fuel efficiency will be greatly aided by a new air filter, a simple auto service that does not cost that much.

For more information on when to replace these filters, check your owner’s manual. Been awhile since you’ve replaced these? Come on down to the Dick Dyer Toyota Service Department and we will take care of all of your maintenance needs today!