2009 Scion tC Maintenance Schedule

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2009 Scion tC

How often should I service my 2009 Scion tC?

Here’s Why 2009 Scion tC Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Scion tC and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your tC. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your tC, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2009 Scion tC maintenance schedule!

Scion knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your tC running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2009 Scion tC problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Scion tC

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2009 Scion tC and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your tC's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2009 Scion tC? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Scion tC battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Scion tC won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2009 Scion tC running newer, longer. See Scion's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2009 tC in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2009 Scion tC.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Scion tC can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Scion tC steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Scion tC's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Scion tC maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Scion tC cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Scion tC radiator? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2009 Scion tC maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2009 Scion tC Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2009 Scion tC. Get answers to common Scion tC maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Scion tC alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2009 tC is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Scion tC to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Scion tC engines.
  • Can Scion dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Scion tC in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.