Top Tips For Summer Driving
Top Tips For Summer Driving
Posted on July 5, 2023
Beat the heat this summer - Follow These Top Tips For Summer Driving
Get ready for an amazing summer full of adventures! Whether you're planning beach days or epic road trips with your loved ones, the upcoming months promise to be filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Before you hit the road, make sure your vehicle is prepared with these Top Tips For Summer Driving.
Toyota EFI Fuel System Service
Over time, your vehicle's fuel and combustion systems can accumulate deposits due to environmental conditions. Toyota's combustion and EFI fuel system service is a two-step process designed to eliminate carbon, gum, and varnish buildup. Start your summer off right with an EFI service that enhances your vehicle's performance and fuel efficiency, allowing you to go the extra mile.
TIP: We recommend scheduling a fuel system cleaning every 80,000 km or if you notice any issues with your vehicle's drivability.
KEEP YOUR VEHICLE'S SYSTEMS COOL BY TOPPING UP KEY FLUIDS
In the hot summer months, just like we need to stay hydrated to avoid overheating, our vehicles require proper fluids to keep their systems cool. Specific fluids like Toyota Genuine Motor Oil, Brake Fluid, Transmission Fluid, Long Life, and Super Long Life Coolant act as cooling agents, dissipating heat from critical components in your vehicle. To ensure a smooth summer drive, have your fluids checked and refilled during your regular 6-month or 8,000 km maintenance appointment.
Refer to your maintenance schedule to determine when it's recommended to replace your Toyota Fluids and Lubricants.
CONSIDER A BATTERY HEALTH CHECK
Warmer months can put additional strain on your 12-volt battery. It faces higher temperatures, humidity, and increased demand from your vehicle's electrical system when powering the air conditioning. Typically, a 12v car battery lasts around 4-5 years, but even if it appears to be working fine, it's a good idea to request a Battery Health Check during your next maintenance appointment.
To avoid any battery-related interruptions during your summer adventures, schedule a Battery Health Check at Campbell River Toyota.
TIP: Before embarking on your road trip, pack a set of jumper cables, just in case. Familiarize yourself with the proper way to safely jump-start your battery before using the cables.
Pro tip: In a Hybrid Vehicle, remember to turn off the Hybrid system and locate the exclusive jump starting terminal. For specific instructions, including the location of these components, consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual or contact our service department.
THE PERFECT START: WHY TOYOTA BATTERIES ARE YOUR BEST CHOICE
Speak with your local Toyota Dealer to check if your vehicle is eligible for Service Connect. With Service Conn
ect, you'll receive smartphone notifications about your vehicle's health, maintenance alerts, and more.
Toyota Service Connect
CHOOSE THE RIGHT WIPERS FOR THE SEASON
Toyota windshield wipers
Did you know that there are wiper blades designed for specific seasons? To effectively clear your windshield during the summer, it's important to switch to wipers specifically made for warmer weather. Consider replacing your windshield wipers every six months or when switching back to all-season tires during your maintenance appointment.
Ask our Toyota University Trained Technicians about Toyota Hybrid Wipers during your next summer maintenance appointment.
TOYOTA SUMMER ROAD TRIP BUCKLE UP AND EMBRACE THE SUMMER!
Wherever your destination this season, take the time to enjoy every moment of the journey. Put on your sunglasses, roll down the windows, and play that special summer playlist you've created. Remember, the Experts @ Campbell River Toyota are available to answer any questions you have about maintenance or Toyota Genuine Parts. Run through our list of Top Tips For Summer Driving, and insure you have an awesome road trip without hiccups!
If you're looking for new tunes for your upcoming road trip, Toyota has you covered with their very own Spotify Playlist.