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What kind of oil does a 2020 Toyota Camry use?

Which Oil to Put in Your 2020 Camry

While we always recommend that you bring in your vehicle for regular servicing and check-ups, we respect and support the DIY home mechanic. One of the more basic car maintenance skills that people tend to learn when getting into cars and car care is changing the oil in a vehicle. If you go to the automotive section of your local department store, you’ll be greeted by a full wall of oils, all with different names and designations. None of them tell you which oil goes in which vehicle.

So, what kind of oil does a 2020 Toyota Camry use? Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to use the Toyota app?

Toyota App Video Tutorial

Your Toyota vehicle may have Toyota Connected Services. If so, congrats! Toyota Connected Services has all sorts of great features that you can use anywhere via your smartphone, like remote start, accessing diagnostic information, and more. However, If you’re unable to set up or navigate the Toyota app, then all those services won’t do you much good.

Luckily, Toyota produced a video walking through how to use the Toyota app. Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Prius Prime on a trail carrying outdoor sporting goods

What’s the difference between Prius and Prius Prime?

Toyota Prius and Prius Prime: What’s the Difference?

Toyota is one of the forerunners of the hybrid vehicle movement. The Prius itself is one of the most recognizable hybrid vehicles. So, when Toyota has another vehicle in the Prius lineup called the Prius Prime, is it a completely different vehicle? Is it just a trim?

What’s the difference between the Prius and the Prius Prime? Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Toyota Supra driving on a racetrack, rear view

What does Toyota TRD stand for?

Toyota TRD: What is it, really?

Most auto manufacturers have a performance branch that focuses on developing racing vehicles for the professional circuits and producing performance versions of “normal” consumer cars. The Toyota Camry is the perfect example of this. The Toyota Camry is an efficient and practical sedan, perfect for the daily commute or as a family car. However, if one were to take a Camry to a racetrack or drag strip, the results would be lackluster, to say the least. When Toyota produces a Camry TRD, what does that mean? Is it ready for the racetrack? Is it just some different styling?

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2020 Prius on a rainy street

What Toyota Hybrid gets the best gas mileage?

2020 Toyota Hybrid Model Fuel Economy Comparison

If you’re interested in excellent fuel economy, then a Toyota Hybrid is the way to go. However, Toyota has a lot of hybrid models. Each has its appeal. Each has some strengths that make it a great choice for the right buyer.

We’ve listed out all the Toyota Hybrid models below. Find the one that you’ve had your eye on and compare it to other hybrid models. You’ll be able to see what Toyota Hybrid gets the best gas mileage. Read the rest of this entry >>

2021 Toyota Mirai parked on salt flats

Why do car model years come out early?

The Model Year, Explained

As we grow up in the US, we come to terms with a lot of things. Taxes aren’t included on price tags. Most ATMs will charge you to get your own money. Tipping is mandatory…unless it’s not. There’s a lot of things in America that don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but we’ve come to accept as common knowledge. Most of these things have an explanation, and usually a pretty complicated one. Let’s explore one weird thing in particular:

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Is texting while driving against the law in Illinois?

Cell Phone Use While Driving Laws in Illinois

You may have heard that texting while driving is just as bad, or worse, than driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. For many of us on the road, that thought is terrifying. However, just because it’s dangerous doesn’t necessary mean it’s against the law, right?

Let’s take a look at that.

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2020 Corolla stick shift

Do manuals get better gas mileage?

Manuals vs Automatics: Which Are More Efficient?

One of the things that stick shifts have historically had over their automatic counterparts is better gas mileage. And while that difference may have been much more pronounced in the early years of automatic transmissions, a lot has changed and evolved over the years. If you’re looking to save money on fuel, should you get a vehicle with a manual transmission?

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