When should cars be serviced?
Ideally, cars should be serviced according to the manufacturer's recommendations contained in the manual or logbook.
Service periods will usually be defined by the number of kilometres the car has driven, or a set period of months, depending on whichever comes first.
The longer you delay a scheduled service, the more chance there is that your car will eventually require costly repairs.
Capped price service agreements
Many manufacturers, including Toyota, now offer capped price servicing. For example, with Toyota Service Advantage you will pay the same low-capped price from one logbook service to the next, during the agreed period for a maximum number of services.
This means you know your servicing costs in advance, so you can budget accordingly.