Showing articles & questions for topic
Toyota

Related articles

How to Move Your Cell Phone Contact List to Your Prius
Talking on your cellphone while driving is a dangerous prospect, unless you use a hands-free device to talk and even when trying to dial the phone number you need. If you...
Politics and Personal Driving Preferences: Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Cars?
Dodge Rams are the most popular car in Republican states; the Toyota Prius is the most popular in Democratic areas (as are hybrids and foreign cars).
How to Drive a Toyota Prius
For someone who has never driven a Prius, it may feel a bit like stepping into the cockpit of an alien spaceship when sliding into the driver’s seat....
Understanding Toyota Maintenance Required Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Toyota Maintenance Required lights indicate when and what service your car needs.
Should I Buy a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry?
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been the best-selling cars for 20 years due to their quality and reliability. Find out which is best for you.
How to Drive a Prius in the Winter
Driving during extreme weather conditions brings its own challenges. For example, snow and ice can make roads slippery, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles. It can also...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
How to Use Intelligent Parking Assist in a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is an innovative vehicle packed with features that make your driving experience smoother and easier. One such feature is the Intelligent Parking Assist which helps...
How to Quickly Stop a Runaway Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that uses a combination of a gas-powered engine and an electric motor to propel the vehicle. It is perhaps the most well-known...
How to Use a Prius as a Generator
Being without electricity due to natural disaster or repair work being performed on electric lines in your region is at best an inconvenience and at worst life-threatening, especially when you...
How to Buy a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid models on the automotive market, and it comes with an array of perks. A Prius is more environmentally friendly...
Toyota Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Toyota vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Start a Prius
The Toyota Prius was a game changer when it was first introduced back in 2000. As one of the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles, it eventually helped launch an...
How to Get Toyota Dealership Certified
Toyota car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Toyota Professional Automotive Technician program.
Top Automotive News & Stories – September 3-9
This week's top auto news: Ford's 3D printed future, Dieselgate guilty plea, Toyota Supra prototype spied, LaFerrari Aperta on the road, and more.
How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Prius
Your headlights are one of the most important safety components for your car. A broken headlight bulb can endanger yourself and others on the road.
Top Automotive News & Stories: September 24-September 30
Angry Civic Type R, 350 special edition Ferraris, Infiniti variable compression tech, Mercedes' electric future, and more.
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
Essential Things to Know About the Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
The Toyota Prius first came out in 1997. The current Prius gets 58 miles per gallon and can travel a mile without any gas when it's in EV mode.
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 29 - November 4
Toyota and Getaround's smartphone key, future McLaren cars, DMCA car hacking, a fire at Ford's headquarters, and Chevrolet's SEMA 2016 show cars.

Related questions

Question
Burning oil from engine and breathing the fumes within the vehicle
Hi Larry. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. Anytime you smell oil inside the cab of your vehicle it is a potential safety issue which should be addressed sooner rather than later. In some cases, the smell of oil is...
Question
Hybrid car won't turn on to drive
Hi there. Unfortunately, we don't service hybrid vehicles for exactly the reason's you've described above. Hybrid vehicles have very complex electrical and power supply systems, which is why it's always recommended to have a hybrid specialist mechanic or Toyota certified...
Question
Windshield wipers stopped working. They'll suddenly stop working then suddenly start working again. Has been happening for a week.
The problem you are describing likely stems from an intermittent electrical fault in the wiper circuit. The windshield wiper system uses a small electric motor to move the wiper arms that you see on the windshield. That electric motor is...
Question
I drives Toyota corella S 2005 model.My check engine light is constantly on and I noiced there i
If the spark plugs have not been changed in 85K miles, then I suggest putting in new spark plugs. Also, you would need to put a fuel injection cleaner in the fuel tank to help clean out the fuel system...
Question
Trouble shifting gears
Hi There, Depending on the speed at which the car is moving, the transmission control module and computer will not allow the car to downshift to a lower gear unless the car is moving at a slow enough speed. This...
Question
Car starts, but stalls while driving slow.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
Question
Check engine light
Hi There, There are several reasons that may cause the check engine light to come on and more specifically, trigger a code for an oxygen sensor. You can have a rich or lean fuel conditions, exhaust leaks, shorted wires and...
Question
Car cut off white smoke came from hood changed radiator starter still won't turn over when it shut off the battery light came on
When the engine was overheated you must of blown the head gasket to the engine and coolant getting into the oil of the engine can damage the bearings of the engine. You should have the head removed and checked for...
Question
1997 toyota corolla remote for kill switch broken, how to disable it?
If your key fob remote stopped working most likely the battery failed and needs replaced. You cannot disable the remote ignition if its designed by the manufacture, however, if you have a remote starter switch that is aftermarket, then you...
Question
My Camry is starting at 2000 rpm's.
Sounds like there is a vacuum leak that is causing the engine to rev up high. If there is no vacuum leak, then the Idle Air Control Valve could be stuck causing the engine idle to fluctuate on startup. I...
Question
Cylinders misfire after using motor flush and oil change - possible sludge issue?
Hi There, If there are misfires, there should be a check engine light on, which should have stored specific fault codes. Many times these fault codes will indicate whether the misfire is related to a specific cylinder or if it...
Question
Only found 3 spark plugs on top of engine
You may have to just measure the distance from one spark plug hole to the next and find the lost hole. There are all about 3 inches away from each other and accesed from the top of the engine. ...
Question
Stalling when sitting at light
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
Question
Does a 2.7l engine iac valve fit a 2.4l iac valve
Hello and thanks for writing in. The IAC valve for the 2.4L and 2.7L motors should be interchangeable for years 2000-2004.
Question
I have a 2002 Toyota Camry and when I put it in reverse it cuts off.or when I start it it cuts off then I wait a few minutes then
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several different issues. Typically this is attributed to an issue with an air sensor, either pertaining to the intake air or the exhaust. A sensor is usually...
Question
Have you ever done motor mounts on a toyota camry
Replacing engine mounts for a 2004 Toyota Camry is a complex process, requiring multiple tools and supports to ensure the job is done correctly. When we provide estimates for motor mount replacement, it will include the cost of parts, as...
Question
Hi,i realized there is some stain left on the floor where i parked my car everyday,on the front side of the car,what is it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fluid leaking from the vehicle needs to be identified. The color will tell you a lot. If it is clear, and you have been running the air conditioner, then it may be condensation...
Question
When I come to a stop my truck stalls and/or shuts off. It also idles real low at a stop 2008 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - first task is to check for blown fuses, failure of the cigarette lighter circuit may indicate additional wiring problems. The stalling at idle and low idle speed may indicate a failed or dirty idle air control valve or...
Question
Car rev's fluctuate when idling sometimes, happened twice in one week.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle control valve reads the air intake into the throttle body and relays this information to the computer which then uses this information...
Question
Having brake issue replaced master cylinder bench bled new part bled wheels and still no brakes.
Check the brake system to see if there is a leak and make sure that the master cylinder is full of brake fluid. If there is no leaks and the master cylinder is full, then there is still air in...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question