Toyota Yaris service: all you need to know

Toyota Yaris servicing

Own a Toyota Yaris, and you already know that it’s a dependable small car, while regular servicing will only help to keep it that way. And where better to get your Toyota Yaris serviced than at a Toyota dealer or approved service centre?

Scheduling regular service appointments, as per your car’s maintenance schedule, maintains its health. What’s more, it helps to prevent mechanical issues further down the road. With Toyota Yaris servicing carried out by specialist Toyota Trained Technicians, as well as highly-rated customer service from our dealer network, the Toyota service network is the perfect place to keep your Yaris in top condition.

Toyota Yaris servicing

All Toyota Yaris models have annual service intervals of every 12 months. Hit the maximum mileage limit before the year is out, and your Yaris will need a service then. To find out the annual mileage limit for your Toyota Yaris, we’ve listed the maximum for each version here.

Book your Yaris into a service centre, and it will be treated to a thorough inspection. This includes a 37-point Vehicle Health Check, while only Toyota genuine parts will be used to replace worn items. If your car is more than three years old, then your Toyota service centre can also carry out an MOT test. This can be part of its annual service, or as a separate booking.

Toyota Yaris servicing

If you drive a Toyota Yaris Hybrid, then you also benefit from Toyota’s Hybrid Electric Service. This is an extra health check (at no extra cost) for your car’s hybrid battery and electrical system that will ensure everything is working correctly. In addition, the car’s battery warranty is extended by 12 months for up to 15 years of coverage.

Toyota 10-year warranty

Every new Yaris is eligible to be covered by up to a 10-year/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) Toyota warranty. This is provided through an initial three-year manufacturer warranty, and up to an additional seven-year service-activated Toyota Warranty. Under Toyota Warranty, a 12-month/10,000-mile warranty is included with every Toyota service, giving you a chance to relax in the knowledge that you and your vehicle are in safe hands. Terms and conditions apply.

Toyota Yaris Service Plans

To help with the cost of maintenance, Toyota offers service plans that can help you manage your finances. A service plan can last for 24 or 36 months – so it will cover two or three services. These plans help to spread the cost of servicing, so you’re not left with a big bill to stump up when you collect your car.

To find out how much a service plan costs for your car, simply enter your car’s registration and mileage, and the Toyota Service Plan calculator will do the rest. As well as service costs, the calculator also offers extras such as Toyota Roadside Assistance and can also include your MOT costs.

DIY maintenance of your Toyota Yaris

If you own an older Toyota Yaris, are handy with a set of tools and looking to save money on maintenance, then there’s nothing stopping you from carrying out your own servicing. Even if your car is out of warranty, Toyota can still help with providing parts for your car via our official eBay store. These parts are fully approved by Toyota, and they come with a 12-month warranty coverage, subject to terms and conditions.

What happens in a Toyota service?

Toyota Yaris servicing alternates between Intermediate and Full services, with the latter providing a comprehensive inspection of the car’s mechanical, electrical and safety equipment. Depending on the age of the Yaris (and whether it’s petrol, hybrid or diesel), this includes:

Replacement of the engine oil and oil filter, windscreen washer fluid, air filter, brake fluid, pollen filter and the battery of the remote-control keyfob.

Toyota Yaris hybrid servicing

Checks of all fluid levels (and topped up as required), brake pipes and hoses, the exhaust, wheel rim damage and wheel nut tightness, handbrake operation, brake pedal travel, lights, horns, wipers & washers, the function of all warning lights, seat belts for damage & operation, installation of the driver’s floor mat and the operation of the alarm.

Inspection of the 12-volt battery, cooling system, radiator and condenser, engine and inverter coolant, valve clearances, brakes, fuel system, automatic transmission fluid, steering wheel, gear & linkages, drive shafts, ball joints, wheel alignment and bearings, suspension, tyres, glass and light lenses.

Finally, and if possible, your Yaris will be washed and vacuumed, and a visual safety report will be made.

Toyota Yaris repairs

As well as servicing, your local Toyota dealer can also repair your car. All Toyota repairs use genuine parts with at least 12 months warranty and are offered at a fixed price. Toyota dealers will also aim to offer same-day service on any mechanical repairs that need to be carried out.

21 comments

  1. Why was I charged an environmental charge of £8.50?
    Why did the technician put no access to inspect spare wheel when boot was empty.

  2. Are Toyota Service Plans worth the paper they are written on?
    My wife has a Yaris Hybrid which has been covered by a service plan for 10 years, so far so good. We have just had it serviced and MOT’d per usual under the plan and after three weeks the silencer separated having rotted clean through with the exhaust pipe. The vehicle is 10 years old and till now has performed faultlessly. Why was this not picked up on the service? The service sheets clearly state it was checked but it could not have been?
    How could it pass an MOT when the internal baffles rattle like a tin of nuts and bolts. Given the age of the car (2012) this has the be an obvious point to check. Toyota gave a back order date of 19 October which has come and gone. You now say they are on back order but delivery date is unknown. The service centre has offered us a patent part from Euro Car Parts, which would not meet your standards. Given the sales blurb about maintaining an extensive inventory of parts etc etc and assurances about keeping customers on the road with genuine parts, I think Toyota are in breach of our service contract for which we have paid a significant sum of money over the years. I will be having a very interesting discussion at our local dealership tomorrow regarding trust and confidence in the marque. By the way, I have a new Corolla Touring Sport also privately owned so will be monitoring the situation VERY closely.

    1. My Toyota garage reported that my tyres were 33 % worn ‘ when the same garage fitted 4 new tyres 4 weeks earlier

  3. It sort of concerns me that when my wife ordered a new front wiper blade for her Yaris during it’s annual service, the car was returned with the old one still on? When she called the service centre they said the new blade must have been put on another car by accident! I also run a Yaris 1.5, it also recently had it’s annual service I received a call from the service centre telling me the car was ready but needed the air con recharged. I declined as I had been using the Ac when I dropped the car off and it was working fine ( it was 35 C outside) although the fan did seem weak and didn’t sound right. It occurred to me to check the pollen filter, that’s when I found the dogs poo bags stuck to the filter that had been sucked out of the glove box and you guessed it, the filter looks like its been there since 2017.

  4. Why is my repair taking so long?
    May Yaris was booked in to replace the ABS unit and look into any other issues causing many dashboard lights.
    Car was left at Toyota Bath on Tuesday 4th April.
    It is still there.
    Lots of excuses:wrong parts, Parts delay, engineer on holiday, we are very busy etc.
    Seems to me like incompetence and unusable computer.
    Wrong part was supposedly an upgrade that needed an adapter (computer cant send adapter automatically?)
    Wont order adapter but reorder original. Computer says NO! You have ordered too may already. Finally get part reordered but it takes over a week to arrive.
    Finally fit the part but too busy to do the rest on same say. (The problem is Communication errors apparently). What’s the point of all this computerized carbits if it cant you where the problem is? Only that there is a problem

  5. Hi,
    If I purchase a service plan from one Toyota dealership, can the car be serviced in another Toyota dealership/garage? Thanks.

    1. Hi Joe, thanks for your question.

      Your vehicle can be serviced at any official Toyota Centre.

      Thanks.

  6. Hi I have Toyota Prius . I want to know wot is included with full service, wot they do with full service ‘ my car millage is 88k ?

    1. Hi Rob, thanks for your question.

      We would recommend contacting your Toyota Centre to discuss this.

      Thanks.

  7. Hi my Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2018 already buy the service plan over one year, every year I also can continue to free for the roadsides ass service?

  8. If my Toyota Yaris only does 2000 miles per year, why does it need Toyota’s service recommendations of servicing every year. It would take me 5 years to reach the very first service they recommend as being 10,000 miles or one year which ever comes first. Surely it should be based on milage the car has done giving wear and tear. Not based on a car parked in the garage most of the year.

    1. Hi Steve,
      Thank you for sharing your concern with us.
      It is important to consider that there are certain aspects of maintenance that may be affected by time-related factors, such as the aging of fluids, rubber components, and the impact of environmental conditions.
      We aim to provide a balance between time and mileage to ensure that essential components of the vehicle, even those not actively used, are inspected and maintained to prevent potential issues.
      In some cases, vehicles with lower mileage may still require periodic servicing to address time-dependent wear and tear.
      Thanks.

  9. Hi got general question
    During annual service full in this case does the 12v battery is checked for charge and health levels to avoid unexpected brakedowns especially when car is 8 years old?

      1. Hi Mark, thanks for the reply.

        During the full service, the 12v battery is inspected for leaks, security of clamps & terminals.

        Thanks,

        Toyota UK

  10. some parts require only a visual check, but some, such as 12v battery, require more detailed tests, such as hybrid batteries.

    Because the 12v battery is a key part of the car, it should be checked every time during service.

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