How to Take Care of Your Toyota Hybrid
In many ways, caring for your Toyota hybrid is the same as caring for any other Honda vehicle. You need to change the oil, check the fluids, rotate the tires, and have the wheels realigned. Whether you are driving a Camry, Avalon, Highlander, or Prius Hybrid from Toyota, here are some of the most important ways to keep it in top shape.
Change the Oil
As mentioned earlier, changing the oil is just as important for your Toyota hybrid as any other type of vehicle. You will want to look at your owner’s manual to see how often your oil needs to be changed, but is most likely between each 3,000 and 5,000 miles. You will also want to regularly change and check transmission fluid and coolant. The good news is that ToyotaCare takes care of the fluids and other factory scheduled maintenance at no cost for the first 2 years.
Consider the Climate
Although hybrids can work in any environment, they tend to run more smoothly in warmer climates. This means that during the summer months, you can probably just start driving as normal. In the height of the Virginia winter, however, you will want to give the vehicle a bit of time to warm up before you drive.
Just like with any other vehicle, driving your Toyota hybrid correctly is a big part of taking care of it. If you slam on the brakes or accelerate too quickly, your battery may experience damage or simply not last as long. This is even worse on a hybrid than a non-hybrid vehicle, as replacement parts tend to be more expensive, and the battery is crucial for giving you the great hybrid fuel economy.
Head to Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, Virginia, and take a look at the various Toyota hybrid models we have on offer.