January first has struck and you know what that means – gym membership sales will soar, fad diets will begin, and the phrase “new year, new me” will be used one too many times. Instead of falling into the typical why not make a New Year’s resolution different from the crowd? Have a New Year’s resolution that will better not just your day to day, but also Mother Earth’s future? And what better way to do this than making your means of transportation a little greener?
Here at Toyota of Clermont, we’re always making strides to reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency, and save our customers money. Today we’re going to discuss how you can go green for the New Year and improve your fuel efficiency.
Toyota of Clermont hybrids
To start things off, the most obvious way to help reduce driving emissions is getting a hybrid set of wheels. The great news is Toyota of Clermont has a multitude of different green drive time options available for you:
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius c
- Toyota Prius v
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- Toyota Avalon Hybrid
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid
And the list goes on! Not only are these green cars responsible for preventing 67 million tons of toxic emission from being put into the air, but they also will give you amazing fuel efficiency and save you a pretty penny down the road. And don’t forget to look at all of the different trim levels available with these models.
Methods for maximum fuel efficiency
If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, don’t worry, you can still make this year a green one. Check out these tips on ways to reduce car emissions and take your fuel efficiency to the next level that our Clermont auto technicians gave us:
- Drive smoothly: It’s easy to get petal heavy in your morning rush to work. However, quick accelerations and hard stops, waste more gas and lowers the overall fuel efficiency of your car. Our Clermont dealership takes pride in the responsive vehicles we sell so why not take advantage of them and drive smoothly?
- Stick to a routine maintenance schedule: Keeping up with your car’s maintenance will up your fuel economy and save you money on future auto repairs. For example, keeping up with your air filters and tire can improve your fuel economy up to 10%! Getting regular oil changes will put some extra time between your gas station visits as well.
- Condense trips: Instead of going back and forth multiple times a day knock your errands out all at once? If you make a list at the beginning of each day of what you need to get done you can easily plan your route to hit all of your necessary stops instead of driving home and back out.
- Carpool: Before you head to the mall for your Christmas returns call up a friend in the same situation and make the trip together. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint and have more fun on the way. Also, if you have kiddos in the mix make a carpool with the parents for a before school and after school pick up.
And the list goes on! There are so many easy ways to make your daily driving less harmful. As you drive into 2018, don’t forget to stop by our Clermont dealership to test drive one of our Toyota hybrids or for any of your car service needs. We’re open seven days a week at 16851 State Road 50 just off the Florida Turnpike. See you soon!