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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2008 Toyota Highlander - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Highlander are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your Highlander!
The belts in your Highlander connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Highlander is one of those Toyotas that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L V6
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L V6