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Toyota Drivers Tips - Beyond the Oil Change
Toyota is designed to be reliable and provide long-lasting vehicle
performance. However, there are things you can do to make your Toyota
perform even better, especially in light of rising gas prices.
Maximize Your Mileage
you drive a little faster, you burn considerably more fuel. Slow down
and increase your Toyota's fuel efficiency. Once you're out on the
highway at cruising speed, use your vehicle's cruise control. You'll
burn less fuel if you do.
down for hills. Maintaining your speed up a hill means opening your
vehicle's throttle, which burns more gas. On down hills, use gravity to
help increase speed and improve fuel economy.
Accelerate only when
you have to, and only as much as you need to. Avoid jackrabbit starts,
bring your Toyota to speed with a light right foot, and maintain smooth
progress on the road.
For slowing down or stopping, get off the gas
as soon as you can. Use your brakes when you need to, but allow the
other forces working on your vehicle to help slow you down.
you can, keep your windows closed to decrease drag. For climate
control, use your vehicle?s air conditioning. It's the lesser of two
Roof racks and rooftop containers have extremely negative effects on a vehicle's fuel efficiency. Remove them when not in use.
Enhance Your Ownership Experience
The most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle running well
is to change the engine oil on schedule. And remember to use the proper
grade motor oil and a genuine Toyota oil filter.
Also, remember to do the following;
- Make sure to replace worn out wiper blades to ensure a clear view of the road under all conditions.
able to stop your vehicle is a critical part of driving. Inspect your
brakes at regular intervals according to your Toyota's recommended
- Your battery should be checked periodically
to ensure you've got the power necessary to start your Toyota under any
Keep an eye on tire pressure - losing just a few
pounds of pressure in your tires can hurt fuel economy and shorten tire
- Be aware that the stop-and-go nature of urban and suburban driving is harder on your vehicle than steady long-distance driving.
- Read your owner's manual. It will tell you everything you need to know about your vehicle including maintenance intervals.
- Check your vehicle's Scheduled Maintenance Guide.