Gas prices are unbelievably high, and Toyota of Orlando knows the dread you feel when you pull up to the pump to fill up. There are a ton of ways to increase your fuel efficiency – namely, to purchase a more fuel-efficient car. With options like the 2012 Toyota Prius in Orlando and all of its siblings, plus the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Highlander Hybrid, finding a new Toyota in Central Florida that embraces fuel economy isn’t too difficult. However, not everyone is in the market for a new Toyota in Orlando – or even a used car in Orlando – so Toyota of Orlando is happy to provide our valued customers with these tips on keeping both your gas tank AND your wallet full!
First, make sure your tires are full. It may seem like a no-brainer, but ensuring that the tires on your new Toyota in Orlando are properly filled can make a big difference on your fuel efficiency. If your tires are mushy, your new Toyota in Central Florida has to work harder to maintain the same speed, which puts a dent in your fuel economy. It’s only a handful of quarters to keep them full, and Toyota of Orlando will even check and fill them for you – for free – when you bring your new Toyota to our Orlando service center!
Use lower-octane gasoline. Find out (by checking your owner’s manual) what grade of gasoline your new Toyota in Orlando needs, and then use the lowest octane rating you can! Premium gasoline (unless your car requires it) won’t change your car’s performance or improve it – it just puts a bigger dent in your wallet.
Make sure you keep up with routine maintenance on your new Toyota in Orlando! Ensuring that you fulfill all of the necessary auto service needs will vastly help to improve your fuel efficiency – this means you need to keep up with tire rotations, oil changes, etc.. Let Toyota of Orlando help – we can even send you useful reminders when your car is due for service!
Tighten your gas cap! Another obvious no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many Orlando Toyota drivers don’t realize just how important this small step is. A loose gas cap can result in evaporation – which means you’re losing money without even making an effort! Increase fuel economy – make sure you tighten the gas cap after filling up.
Park in the shade when possible. Orlando Toyota drivers live in the Sunshine State, but there are shady cool places to park if you look hard enough. You know that feeling during the Central Florida summers when you get in your car and it feels like an oven? That can actually leach gas from your tank due to more evaporation. Park in the shade – in addition to better fuel efficiency, the interior trim of your car will also thank you!
Use the right oil! Did you know that using the correct oil in your new Toyota in Orlando can save you 1-2% more gas a year? It’s such a simple step – all you have to do is check your owner’s manual and then bring your vehicle into Toyota of Orlando for a cheap oil change! Getting better fuel efficiency has never been easier.
Gas prices may be rising, but now you have a little bit of information to help you combat the damage they can cause in your wallet. If you have questions, be sure to visit the Toyota of Orlando Service Center! We can help you get the auto repairs and maintenance in Orlando that you need, and at affordable prices – ask about our Orlando car service specials! Toyota of Orlando is located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall, and you can reach our Service Center at (866) 945-0493!