Getting the Best Gas Mileage from Your Toyota

Toyota has lots of stylish cars that get great gas mileage, including hybrid vehicles. Consider stopping by your local Toyota dealership%20458-8880) for a test drive of the Toyota Camry hybrid, Highlander hybrid, or RAV4 hybrid. And of course, Toyota is also the manufacturer of the iconic Prius, including the 2018 Prius Prime 5DR Hatchback Plus. Beyond selecting a vehicle with good gas mileage, there are a few other strategies you can use to get the best gas mileage from your Toyota.

Use a tire pressure gauge.

Check your Toyota Owner’s Manual for the recommended tire pressure for your model. If you don’t yet have a tire pressure gauge, get one. They’re inexpensive and easy to use. Check your tires about every week or two to ensure that they’re properly inflated. Note that in hot weather, it’s best to keep your tire pressure just a little bit lower.

Follow the recommended maintenance schedule.

Before you bring your new Toyota home%20458-8880) from the dealership, make sure you know what the recommended service schedule is. This varies depending on the specific model, but you should generally plan to take your car back to the dealership every 12,000 miles during the first three years. Keeping your car properly maintained will optimize its performance and support its gas mileage.

Clean out your trunk.

Unless you’re intentionally transporting large, heavy items, try to keep your car relatively cleared out. The more weight that your car is carrying, the faster it will use fuel. This is especially true if you choose a smaller, lighter model.

Be a defensive driver.

One of the best ways to improve fuel economy%20458-8880) and protect your safety is simply to practice defensive driving. Aggressive driving behaviors, like speeding and rapid acceleration, will lower your gas mileage. Additionally, keep plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you to minimize the number of times you’ll have to brake.

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