Toyota RAV4 Vehicle Maintenance - Ultimate Guide


17 Aug 2022


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  • Toyota RAV4 Accessories
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  • Toyota RAV4 Service And Warranties
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The Toyota RAV4 has many great features – its capabilities extend beyond looking good on the road. One of the best crossover SUV’s on the market, the RAV4 offers a bold interior and functional interior. This range has a highly efficient fuel economy overall, particularly in the two hybrid E-Four models. You can browse the RAV4 models we have in stock on our new vehicles page. There are 7 different models available currently:

  • The RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD
  • The RAV4 2.0 GX-R CVT AWD BT
  • The RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD
  • The RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid E-FOUR
  • The RAV4 2.5 GX-R Hybrid E-FOUR BT
  • The RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD
  • The RAV4 2.5 VX CVT Hybrid E-FOUR

If you’d like to explore the cost of a RAV4, please check out our RAV4 price article.

Toyota RAV4 Spacious Interior

The RAV4 is also well known for its interior space. Categorised as a “compact SUV”, the RAV4 pushes the boundaries of compact crossovers. While maintaining a practical exterior size, this crossover has ample space for 5 passengers. It doesn’t stop there, you also get a spacious boot with 733 litres to pack everything you need, no need to balance extra bags in the back seats!

With the unrivalled fuel economy, interior roominess and extensive technology, it comes as no surprise that the RAV4 is a South African favourite. If you’d like to know more about this bold crossover, you can read our RAV4 review. We also have an in-depth review of all that the interior & exterior of the RAV4 has to offer.



Rav4 Hybrid accessory interior cockpit

The RAV4 has a wide variety of accessories that can be added to enhance your everyday experience. The interior accessories consist of a horizontal cargo net, a trunk liner, a rubber floor mat and a coin rubber boot mat. Twelve exterior accessories offer extra protection for your RAV4 and upgrade its safety features. You can view the full list of accessories on the Toyota SA website.

It is important to always check that the accessories you’re buying are genuine. Genuine accessories ensure that your car is receiving the best quality accessories that fulfil its promise.

Accessories sold by Toyota are engineered to fit your vehicle perfectly, this avoids any potential damage that a bogus part may cause. And last but not least, all the Toyota genuine accessories carry a 3-year warranty (manufacturers), keeping you and your car covered.


Toyota Original Parts

We have covered why original accessories are a must-have for your Toyota vehicles. This also goes for any parts that you need to be replaced in your RAV4. CFAO Mobility Toyota offers genuine Toyota parts specials, allowing you to keep your vehicle in warranty with special deals.

Here are the top car part categories for the Toyota RAV4:

  • Brake discs
  • Shock absorber
  • Brake pads
  • Suspension arm
  • Engine oil
  • Clutch kit
  • Timing belt kit
  • Wheel bearing
  • Springs

Toyota Original Parts

This is just an overview of what you may need to replace in your RAV4. Of course, it is important to service your vehicle regularly to get expert information on what needs to be replaced or fixed. Part replacements will depend on how many kilometres you have on the clock, if the roads are in good condition (cue potholes) and if your seasonal climates are severe or temperate.

Toyota South Africa has summarised the top 5 reasons to keep your vehicle genuine:

  1. Toyota's genuine parts are high-quality and engineered for incredible performance.
  2. Genuine parts have unbeaten value and are reliable.
  3. You’ll be stress-free, Toyota genuine parts are compliant with regulations.
  4. The performance of Toyota parts is exceptional due to their superior quality.
  5. Genuine parts come with a 12-month warranty to protect you and your vehicle.


Toyota RAV4 driving up a mountain next to the ocean

A warranty is a way for you to protect your vehicle ownership, to ensure you get the best out of your new RAV4. While every Toyota is built to last, it is important to us that we provide you with peace of mind. This is why every RAV4 comes with a standard 3-year / 100 000km warranty. Below you can see the standard warranties across all RAV4 models.

Service And Warranty: Parameters:
Service Intervals 12 Months / 15 000 km
Service Plan 6 Services / 90 000 km
Warranty 3 Years / 100 000 km
Hybrid Battery Warranty (Hybrid vehicles only) 8 Years / 195 000 km

Toyota has an additional Genuine Extended Service Plan along with the above options:

Type Of Service Plan: Parameters:
Toyota Genuine Extended Service Plan 10 -years / 300 000 km

Toyota RAV4

We want your RAV4 to be a long-time road trip partner. CFAO Mobility Toyota has multiple locations across the country, which makes it easy for you to find a dealership near you. You can also enquire about extended warranties for your RAV4. An extended warranty can even help you save money in the long run. If you’d like to enquire about an extended warranty, please contact us to learn more.

Remember the better your car is cared for – the better and bigger the resale value. There are also multiple benefits when you’re under warranty with Toyota.

Toyota RAV4

CFAO Mobility Toyota has regular service specials, this helps you keep your car in tip-top shape while saving on service costs.

With CFAO Mobility Toyota you will always receive outstanding service when you choose to service your car with us. Our technicians are precise, thorough and efficient. To book a service simply complete our form and we will contact and assist you as soon as possible.


How long does a RAV4 last?

A Toyota RAV4 is built to be reliable and durable. How long it lasts all depend on how you drive it and how well you maintain it.

Why is the RAV4 a popular crossover SUV?

Strong featured, comfortable and available in hybrid versions, the Toyota RAV4 will blow away all of your expectations.

Does RAV4 stand for something?

RAV4 is an acronym for “Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive.”


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Toyota RAV4

With CFAO Mobility Toyota, our service is incredibly important to us. We will be with you every step of the way in your new vehicle journey. To learn more about our Toyota After-Sales services and parts we offer, please enquire online with us. If you’d rather talk to an employee face-to-face please locate your nearest dealer. We look forward to working with you!

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