Summer means hitting the highway, whether you’re taking a road trip vacation or just heading over to the beach for the day. Our Orlando Toyota dealership has tips on how to save big bucks when you get behind the wheel – specifically, how to improve your fuel efficiency! Let’s get started… that way you have extra money for souvenirs and roadside snacks.
Keep your engine in good shape for better fuel efficiency
Tip #1: Make sure your engine is in good order if your ride is older. Our Orlando Toyota service techs can run some tests to ensure everything is running as it should be under the hood before you head out (and maybe even save you from a breakdown). Having an engine that’s working at full capacity will help keep your fuel efficiency where it should be!
Tip #2: Check your tires! Did you know that under-inflated tires can actually hurt your fuel efficiency? Make sure your car tires are at the right PSI (and additionally know that under-inflated tires also have less traction, which means you’re more likely to get into an accident) to boost your fuel economy when it’s time to hit the road. Again, our Toyota service techs in Orlando can help you with this!
Tip #3: Lighten your load. Do you REALLY need to bring along those books you’ve been too lazy to take out of the trunk? Instead of shoving them aside to make room for your suitcase, take them out. Lightening the load will help boost your fuel efficiency because your Orlando Toyota car won’t have to work as hard to get up to speed OR to maintain its speed!
Learn how to plan your Orlando Toyota drive time to maximize MPG’s
Tip #4: Try to stick to highway driving! Driving on the highway without a ton of stops and starts can help make your fuel efficiency max out, and it also gives you the chance to use cruise control, which can boost things further. However, remember NOT to use cruise control if you find your Orlando Toyota in heavy traffic, or if you’re driving in the rain, ice, or snow. It’s never smart to use this tool in bad weather conditions!
Tip #5: Tweak your driving habits. Are you an impatient driver who has a lead foot, or do you tend to slam on the brakes a lot? Now’s the time to train yourself to stop! Both are dangerous habits anyway, but they can also take a big toll on your Orlando Toyota’s fuel efficiency. Learn to smoothly accelerate at a normal pace, follow the speed limit, and always leave enough space in between you and other cars so you can come to a safe stop without having to jam on your brakes.
A final suggestion to keep your mpg’s high is to stick to an Orlando car maintenance schedule! This means routine oil changes, air filter changes, tire checks, and more, and we can help you do all of it right here at our Toyota Service Center.
Don’t let fuel costs slow you down this summer – hit the road AND get good fuel efficiency with our tips! If you need to schedule car maintenance call us today at (866) 945-0493!