08 May 2023

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Purchasing a Toyota, whether new or used, comes with the assurance of quality and reliability. To further enhance this experience, Toyota offers maintenance and service plans designed to keep your vehicle in optimal condition. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore these plans, their benefits, and how they might evolve in the future to offer an even more personalized experience for Toyota drivers.

What are Maintenance and Service Plans?

Toyota offers two types of plans to cater to the needs of its customers: Maintenance Plans and Service Plans. Both plans provide peace of mind and help keep your vehicle running smoothly, but they differ in their coverage and benefits.

1. Maintenance Plans

A Maintenance Plan covers both routine servicing and the replacement of specific wear-and-tear items, such as brake pads, wiper blades, and batteries. This plan ensures that your Toyota remains in excellent condition throughout the contract period. Maintenance Plans are available for new and used vehicles, with options to extend coverage once the initial plan expires.

2. Service Plans

A Service Plan, on the other hand, covers only routine servicing, such as oil changes, filter replacements, and general inspections. This plan ensures that your vehicle receives regular professional care and stays compliant with Toyota's servicing schedule. Like Maintenance Plans, Service Plans are available for both new and used vehicles, with extension options available.

How do Maintenance and Service Plans Help Maintain Your Toyota?

1. Regular professional care

Both Maintenance and Service Plans provide your Toyota with regular care from certified technicians who use genuine Toyota parts. This ensures that your vehicle remains in optimal condition and adheres to Toyota's high-quality standards.

2. Cost savings

These plans help you save on servicing and maintenance costs by spreading the expense over the contract period. By pre-paying for services, you avoid the financial burden of unexpected repair bills and protect yourself from potential price increases.

3. Peace of mind

Knowing that your Toyota is professionally maintained and covered by a Maintenance or Service Plan provides peace of mind. You can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands and that any issues will be promptly and expertly addressed.

4. Improved resale value

A well-maintained Toyota with a documented service history is more likely to fetch a higher resale value. Prospective buyers can trust that the vehicle has been cared for, which translates to a higher demand and a better return on your investment.

5. Warranty compliance

Following Toyota's recommended servicing schedule and using genuine Toyota parts ensures your vehicle remains compliant with its warranty. Maintenance and Service Plans help you stay on track with these requirements, protecting your warranty coverage.


As technology advances and the automotive industry evolves, Maintenance and Service Plans are likely to adapt and become more personalized. Here are a few ways we expect these plans to change in the future:

1. Customized plans based on driving habits

By leveraging telematics data, Toyota could offer tailored Maintenance and Service Plans based on individual driving habits, such as average mileage, driving conditions, and vehicle usage. This would allow drivers to choose plans that better suit their unique needs and lifestyles.

2. Integration with connected car technology

Connected car technology is becoming increasingly prevalent, allowing for seamless communication between vehicles, drivers, and service providers. In the future, Maintenance and Service Plans could be integrated with this technology, enabling features like automatic service reminders, remote diagnostics, and even predictive maintenance alerts.

3. Subscription-based plans

As the automotive industry moves toward more flexible ownership models, Maintenance and Service Plans could evolve into subscription-based offerings. Drivers could opt for a monthly or annual subscription that covers all their maintenance and servicing needs, with the option to upgrade or downgrade their plans as required.

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Are service and maintenance worth it?

Due to the potentially high costs involved in vehicle maintenance, it is worth getting a service and/or maintenance plan.

Are brake pads covered with a maintenance plan?

Since maintenance plans cover wear-and-tear items, brake pads are included.

Which items are covered by service plans?

Expect items such as oil filters and spark plugs to be covered by a service plan.