Easy Ways To Improve The Gas Mileage In Your Toyota - Toyota Parts Blog

Gas PumpsYou’re going to feel the squeeze at the gas pump this summer.  Gas prices are expected to rise over $4 a gallon this summer.

To help you prepare for the spike in prices, here are some effective ways to improve the gas mileage in your Toyota.

  • Check the tire pressure: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tires with low pressure can hurt gas mileage.  Be sure to regularly check your tire pressure.
  • Get a tune up: The U.S. Department of Energy also says a car that is out of tune or has failed emissions can improve gas mileage by four percent with a tune up.  Fixing a broken oxygen sensor can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent.
  • Use good motor oil: You can improve your Toyota’s gas mileage if you use the proper grade of oil for your vehicle.  Using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of oil can improve gas mileage.
  • Follow the speed limit: Gas mileage typically decreases when a car gets above 60 miles per hour.  You should follow speed limits to save on gas as well as for safety purposes.

If you follow these tips, you will be able to improve the gas mileage in your Toyota this summer.  Also be sure to keep your Toyota in good working condition and be sure to use quality Prius parts or Tacoma parts if you own these types of Toyotas.

Tell us how you save on gas when prices increase.  Leave your comments below.

 

Written by Tom Blackman