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7 Days, 7 Tips For Your Toyota

Discover some handy car care tips to make every journey in your Toyota that much more enjoyable!

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Similarly, a car care tip a day makes every journey in your Toyota enjoyable all the way! So as you’re going through the motions of the week ahead, remember these tricks to keep those smiles in check. 

Monday: Slow and easy 
It’s Monday and you’re late for work. Don’t panic! Whatever the case, drive at the legal speed limit and avoid aggressive driving. Not only is speeding dangerous, it also consumes more fuel. Due to wind resistance, all vehicles consume significantly more fuel at speeds above 80 km/h. Driving at 80 km/h instead of 100 km/h on the highway reduces fuel costs by up to 15 percent. 

Tuesday: This is how you roll 
The week is in full swing and you’re rushing to lunch meetings, picking up the groceries and more. Here’s a quick tip – learn to coast to save on fuel consumption. So when you’re travelling downhill or reaching a red light, lift your foot off the accelerator pedal and let the car roll. Remember to have your brakes at the ready to slow down if necessary.

Wednesday: Wake-up call 
It’s only midweek but you’re feeling tired already. Keep away from the wheel if you’re feeling drowsy as it lowers your reaction time to things around you. And if you think an extra cup of coffee will help fight the snooze, remember that the effects of caffeinated beverages recede over time.

Thursday: Surprise smells 
Bringing the kids out for hump day was a blast! But you knew it was a bad idea letting your 5-year-old snack on those cookies in the car because now there’s a weird smell. What do you do? First, locate the source of the odour and try to clean it thoroughly. Simply rinse it with cool water or try a solution of two parts distilled water. Use paper towels to blot the stain and apply pressure to remove as much of the stain as possible!

Friday: Travel light 
It’s finally Fri-yay! If you’re thinking about bringing those boxes of work home with you to catch up with over the weekend, remember that excess weight increases fuel consumption. In fact, every 45 kg removed helps increase your mileage by 2 percent. So leave work at the office, the weekends are meant for fun anyway!

Saturday: Don’t get dragged down 
Thinking of taking the family for a fun day out? If cycling isn’t on the itinerary, remove roof attachments like bicycle racks to reduce aerodynamic drag. This helps save up to 8 percent in fuel consumption, when you’re travelling at high speeds.

Sunday: Picnic perks 
The sun’s out and it’s a fantastic day for a picnic! Before packing your picnic basket and foldable chairs in, line the boot of your Toyota with an old blanket or soft canvas. This helps prevent scratches and dents. What’s more, you can even use the fabric as your picnic mat!