Toyota Repair in Raleigh, NC
Since 1993, Creech Import Repair on St. Albans Drive has provided Raleigh residents with the highest quality of Toyota maintenance and repair services. In fact, there is no better place to take your Toyota for routine service or when it does not run as it should. Our certified expert mechanics maintain advanced knowledge about the latest Toyota parts, systems and service needs.
We service all makes and models of Toyotas, including:
- Land Cruiser
- FJ Cruiser
- Rav 4
- MR2 Spyder
Regardless of the Toyota you drive, its age or how many miles the odometer shows, Creech Import Repair provides the complete array of services you need. Our skilled mechanics can diagnose even the most complex problems and consult with you before starting repairs. We focus on delivery of excellent customer service and always strive for our customers’ 100% satisfaction.
State of the Art Toyota Service at Creech Import Repair
Toyotas make great investments, whether you need a reliable car for your commute or family road trips. You made a great decision in the vehicle you selected. At Creech Import Repair, we understand that you want to maintain this investment and get the most out of it. We help you reach these goals by performing the highest quality of maintenance and repair services, always with your vehicle’s longevity in mind.
Below are some of the most common repair needs Toyota owners face:
Automatic Transmission Acceleration Hesitation
On many Camrys and other Toyotas with automatic transmissions, drivers notice some hesitation in the vehicle’s acceleration. This typically happens at around 85,000 miles in model years 1990 through 2017. The most common solution is actually quite simple. That is, the vehicle often just needs a software update. However, a worn part could cause similar issues, so our certified mechanics must perform diagnostic service and find the problem.
P0016 OBD-II Trouble Code
Mechanics who work on Toyotas frequently perform diagnostic service when a driver notices their check engine light illuminates. One common OCD-II trouble code for Toyotas is P0016. This specific code notes a problem with the camshaft, such as:
- The timing chain “jumped teeth,” making the camshaft timing come out of position
- The camshaft phaser is having problems because it is out of position
- Incorrect oil viscosity or partially clogged passages have limited oil flow to the phaser
- There is a restriction in the Oil Control Valve filter
Besides turning the check engine light on, problems related to the P0016 code cause multiple issues. These can include a reduction in engine power, hard starting, rough engine running, stalling or decreased fuel mileage.
If your Toyota shows some of these signs of a P0016 problem or other engine faults, bring your vehicle into Creech Import Repair. Otherwise, you face even bigger internal engine problems caused by driving your vehicle with the camshafts out of time.
Other Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Problems
Multiple Toyota models experience problems with variable valve timing (VVT), as do other vehicle makes. Some of these problems result in the P0016 code, as described above. Others cause other codes to appear during diagnostic service by your certified auto mechanic. In Toyotas, these issues typically include:
- Premature wear of the timing chain and sprockets due to VVT problems
- A variable valve timing fault when VVT filters need replacement and oil change is overdue
- Rough idling and underpowered engine, triggering the check engine light and code P1354
Failed Oxygen Sensor Component Causing the Check Engine Light to Turn On
When the oxygen (O2) sensor stops working, your Toyota engine’s computer cannot determine the correct ratio of air to fuel for the engine. This affects a wide range of Toyota models from the past 30 years. It also typically occurs in vehicles with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer.
If you bring your vehicle into Creech Import Repair for check engine light diagnostics and testing, we can quickly find the problem. For many Toyotas, service only requires replacement of the O2 sensor. Thanks to our certified auto mechanics, you can quickly and cost-effectively get back on the road.
When your Toyota needs service, it is very important to take the vehicle into a certified auto repair shop where you can trust the mechanics. Otherwise, you face potential for driving your vehicle out of their bays with more problems than when you drove in. This is true even for service as simple as tire replacement, tire rotation or wheel mounting and balancing. At Creech Import Repair, we specialize in taking proper care of all Toyota models and strive to provide the highest quality of service.
According to your manufacturer, many models of Toyotas require TPMS replacement at some point in the vehicle’s lifetime. You need this sensor or system replaced for a multitude of possible reasons, such as:
- Mechanical or electrical failure
- Broken accelerometer
- Low TPMS battery power
- Blocked pressure port
- Improper handling during tire or wheel service
The TPMS in your vehicle is federally mandated in accordance with standards provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When the TPMS sensor lights on your dashboard, it indicates that one or more of your tires are underinflated. This system plays a big role in vehicle and passenger safety, so it is important that it works as it should at all times.
P2420 Code When the Check Engine Light Turns On
When you notice your check engine light is on, you need service provided by Creech Import Repair. Our diagnostic service result sometimes indicates the P2420 code, such as on Toyota Corollas. The most common occurrence of this code is for these models from 1998 forward with an average mileage of 107,000. However, this code can occur anytime in the life of your Toyota.
The P2420 code indicates an evaporative emission(EVAP) system fault. One typical cause of the fault is a failed charcoal canister. Another is a loose or worn gas cap. You possibly notice some signs of a problem along with your check engine light turning on. These signs include a fuel smell, increased evaporative emissions, problems adding fuel to your vehicle or a failed emissions inspection.
Realistically, your charcoal canister should last the lifetime of your Toyota. But, like any man-made part, it can fail. It is a critical part of your car, truck or SUV’s EVAP system and prevents fuel tank vapors from entering the atmosphere. Valves associated with the charcoal canister are usually the problem, although sometimes the canister becomes clogged or cracked.
Raleigh Service to Meet All of Your Toyota Repair and Maintenance Needs
Along with the above-listed repairs, Creech Import Repair provides all of the services you need to keep your Toyota running its best. These services include:
- Oil change services
- Timing belt service
- Tire services
- Brake repairs
- AC repairs
- Electrical system repairs
- Wheel alignment
- North Carolina state inspections
Quality Parts, Service and Customer Care for Toyota Drivers
Your time is valuable. At Creech Import Repair, we value your time and do all we can to help you prevent the inconvenience and expense of vehicle breakdowns. This puts factory-recommend maintenance at the top of our list for helping you avoid costly repair needs. But when your Toyota requires repairs, our certified auto technicians provide skilled diagnostic service. We openly consult with you about the problem and efficiently get your car fixed and back on the road.
To keep your Toyota running its best, schedule routine maintenance at Creech Import Repair. Then, when problems occur, bring your vehicle in for our expert repairs. Schedule your visit at our St. Albans Drive location in Raleigh today by calling (919) 872-1999.