TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT ROAD TRIP!
TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT ROAD TRIP!
Posted on June 30, 2023
Road Trip Season is among us & many Canadians are hitting the road this summer to enjoy their summer holidays! Although gas prices & cost of living are top of mind this year, less than 10% of Canadians are canning their road trip plans completely, many are opting to put some more effort into planning their vacation in order to stay within budget. Here are some of our suggestions to get the most out of your time on road this summer.
BRING YOUR TOYOTA HOME
Before you hit the road, bring your Toyota home. Nobody knows your Toyota like Toyota Certified Technicians & having them get your vehicle tuned up can help ensure optimal performance.
First and foremost, bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance is important for your safety & the safety of all of your precious cargo.
Regular maintenance also can result in improved fuel economy which will save you money on the road. Further, it can result in improved longevity of your vehicle which will make your money go further & save you money in the long run.
Of course, most people are not getting a new set of wheels just for their annual road trip BUT if you do happen to be in the market right now, it’s a great opportunity to make a money-saving choice. Canadians want options when it comes to vehicles that are eco-friendly & fuel efficient… luckily Toyota has a range of great choices.
For those who are looking to burn less gas but aren’t ready to pay the EV price tag, the Toyota Corolla is an excellent choice. The gas engine model if the Corolla Sedan isn’t large enough for all of your passengers and luggage, check out the Corolla Cross.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is popular choice to say the least. It’s no wonder that it’s the best-selling SUV in Canada & recognized for it’s retained value by the Canadian Black Book & Vincentric. The Toyota RAV4 Prime is the plug-in model which is Toyota’s quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle & offers an even more impressive fuel economy.
Another SUV option with great fuel economy is the Toyota Venza Hybrid. This vehicle is ideal for those who enjoy a more elevated driving experience with a sleek design and upgraded safety and technology features.
BONUS TIP: If you are embarking on an all-electric journey, be sure to plan your stops in advance. You can use this map to see where charging stations are located across Canada and the US.
Light on the Gas Pedal
It never hurts to be reminded of the basic tips for fuel-efficient driving. Remember that no matter how quickly you want to get to your destination, you’re better off to not be in a rush! Accelerating gently, maintaining a steady speed, avoiding high speeds (100-120kmph +), & coasting to decelerate are all driving habits that can contribute to reducing your vehicle’s fuel consumption by as much as 25%!
It can be tough to pack lightly when you’re hitting the road, especially for longer treks but it is definitely worth considering. If you’re bringing groceries, water jugs, or jerry cans full of gasoline, it might be a good idea to stock up as needed or to purchase closer to your destination.
Drive safe out there!