Toyota Fuel Economy Tips from Doral, FL, Serving Miami, Kendall, & Hialeah
Toyota Car Tips and Car Advice
Want to improve your gas mileage? Want to know which car care habits are the best to develop? Perhaps you want to know what to keep in your car in case of emergency. Look no further than Toyota for useful, actionable car tips and advice. Read on for an overview of driving and car tips you can start using today.
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Fuel Economy — Car Tips
There are simple and often free things you can do that may lead to fuel savings. Read on for car tips that help optimize fuel economy:
- Inflate your tires to their correct PSI level. Inflated tires can potentially improve fuel efficiency by 3.3%, requiring less gas to go the same distance than an under-inflated tire.
- Keep records of your car’s fuel economy. If you notice an abrupt change in your car’s fuel economy, this could mean your car needs service or will soon need something serviced.
- Keep a clean engine air filter. This is easy to replace and can impact gas mileage.
- Go to an auto repair shop or Toyota service center for service as soon as possible if the “check engine” light comes on. Even if it seems the vehicle is running fine, this could mean there is an issue with your vehicle’s engine.
- Only carry what you need. For every 100 lbs. cargo you haul in your car, your fuel economy could potentially lower by 1%. The effect of extra weight is more dramatic the smaller the vehicle you drive.
- Fill up with the recommended gas grade found in your car’s owner’s manual.
- Keep up with your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule as detailed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual for your car.
- Get regular oil changes at recommended intervals. See your owner’s manual.
- Always use manufacturer recommended oil types as well as other fluid types.
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Fuel Economy — Driving Tips
Most people want to improve their fuel economy. Whether you commute for work, love taking road trips, or just care about the well-being of the environment, you can always do more regarding the management of your vehicle’s fuel costs. When it comes to getting the best fuel economy, a great starting point is buying a fuel-efficient car. Toyota has many impressive alternative fuel vehicles for you to consider.
If you already have a fuel-efficient car, you might be able to improve fuel efficiency by following these car tips. Do you have a truck or other large vehicle? Following this car advice may help make it more fuel-efficient.
How you drive your car impacts gas mileage. This advice may seem obvious, but the proof is in the pudding.
Here are the top car tips to help improve fuel economy while driving:
- When possible, combine your errands. This will reduce extra unnecessary trips and fuel waste.
- When coming out of a complete stop, accelerate slowly. Avoid “jackrabbit starts” — don’t floor it from a stop — as these are usually rougher on your car and can decrease your fuel economy.
- Slow down. If you travel at 60 mph instead of 70 mph on your 20-mile highway commute, you could save an estimated 1.3 gallons of gas a week depending on the vehicle and situation.
- In the winter, don’t spend too long warming up your car. This is a fuel waster. Don’t drive too soon, either. Look at your car’s coolant temperature or ambient temperature gauge. Start driving when your engine is at normal operating temperature.
- In the summer, avoid driving during the hottest times of the day. By driving when it is cooler, you can conserve fuel. Cooler air is denser and can help gas mileage.
- While it may seem counter-intuitive, use air conditioning. Modern car air conditioners are efficient and create less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open at higher speeds.
- Be proactive as you drive and look for places where you will need to brake. When approaching a red light or stop sign, take your foot off the gas early. Even that small pause in wasted acceleration can help improve your fuel economy.