Welcome to the Toyota ownership blog

If you want to know more about Toyota car service and repair, warranty and insurance, or accessories and merchandise, you’ve come to the right place.

Buying a Toyota is just the start. Owning a Toyota is when you really get to know the car and your local Toyota dealer. It’s a long-term relationship, and this blog is here to help you get the most from it.

Depending on the model you own and how many miles you drive, you’ll probably need to visit your local Toyota Centre once a year for a health check or service. Nobody knows the Toyota range better than the boys and girls at your local Toyota dealer. They’re your first point of contact, whether your car needs a service or repair work, or if you want to buy some accessories to personalise your car.

Servicing your Toyota should be easy, convenient and affordable, without compromising on quality and reliability. That’s just what your friendly local Toyota dealer offers. With online service booking and drop off and collection services available at many outlets, servicing at a Toyota Centre is convenient and hassle-free.

With expert technicians, the latest diagnostic equipment, and genuine Toyota parts, work is always carried out to the highest standards. That’s probably what you’d expect of Toyota, but what may surprise you is how competitive a Toyota dealer can be on price. Consider the long-term benefits of durable and reliable genuine parts, and you’ll find that servicing and repair at a Toyota dealership delivers on quality and value for money.

We do all we can to make the cost of servicing and maintaining your car predictable, too, with fixed price servicing: the price you see is the price you pay, even if the work takes longer than expected.

Regular servicing keeps your warranty intact. We hope you won’t need to call upon your car’s warranty – our reputation for building reliable cars is well deserved – but if you do you’ll find our warranties to be comprehensive and easy to understand.

Every new Toyota passenger car comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile mechanical warranty (whichever comes first) with no mileage limit for the first year. There’s an even longer corrosion and anti-perforation warranty, lasting for 12 years with no mileage limitation. That’s complemented by a three-year paintwork and surface rust warranty. Hopefully you won’t need to use these warranties, but it’s reassuring to know they are there if you do.

Hybrids are a big part of what we do at Toyota – we’ve sold more hybrid cars in Britain than anyone else. These days the technology is well proven, and all hybrid components are covered by a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty. What’s more, so long as you take your hybrid to a Toyota dealer for its annual health check that warranty extends by a year and 10,000 miles each time, all the way until the car’s 11th birthday.

These are just a few of the ways Toyota and our dealer network make owning and running your Toyota enjoyable, easy and affordable. Follow the links below to find out more.

See also:
10 things that are free when you own a Toyota
Why fit Toyota accessories?
Toyota car servicing: fixed price, fixed first time
The Toyota Extended Warranty: long-term peace of mind
What’s free and extends your car’s warranty? The Toyota Hybrid Health Check
Book a service for your Toyota


  1. I have had 2 Corollas since the late 1990s and still own the 2002 T3 to this day. I purchased it from the dealer in 2003 as a demonstrator with 3000 miles on the clock. The first fault, which took 2 months to fathom out, The engine sometimes out when stopping at traffic lights or turning a corner.Eventually they found a fault with the ignition. After 30,000 the gearbox developed a bad clicking sound. Once again, the dealer diagnosed a part in the gearbox had failed and we had a new gearbox fitted at our expense. It was a shock, but we persevered with it and it gave us some trouble free motoring for while and it is still very comfortable to drive to this day. However we had the airbag light come on and stay on, a couple of weeks ago and had a diagnosis performed. It came back as a squib fault and we were told that the clockspring needed replacing, That cost £470. Two days later the same problem occurred. Another diagnosis showed that the airbag sensor needed replacing – £580. At the time of getting that shock, they also told me that replacing these things may not cure the problem and the rest of the replacement kit may have to be installed and that could be another £600. My wife and I are not on massive pensions. We can’t afford to buy another car at today’s prices, and we don’t earn—and never did—the kind on money where even a good second hand car would be an option.
    I don’t feel ready to quit driving. I cannot understand why these parts are so expensive. They must a few pounds to produce, and probably pennies mass produced parts. The question is, would I buy another Toyota? If I had the money, I would think hard before buying a hybrid. Not because they are bad cars, but because out of warranty, parts would be astronomical, and possibly uneconomical to replace. The hybrid battery pack, or so I have been told, could cost anywhere from £5000 upwards to replace. It’s a shame, but there we are. I’m not bitter, just sad that I may have to quit driving because maintenance and replacement part costs are ridiculously high at main dealers and other garages. Thanks for reading this.

      1. Thank you for your reply and your help. I have sent them a copy of my post and your reply. It would be nice to think I will get a positive reply and not an email made up of condolences.
        Kind regards.

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