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The Science Behind an Oil Change

What if I told you the necessity of a 3,000-mile oil change was a myth? The reality is that the way you drive and oil you use will dictate how often your oil is changed.

Are you the kind of driver that takes a lot of short drives for short distances? You might think that since you are not driving many miles your oil is fine. On short drives, oil does not have time to get hot enough to boil off condensation and should be changed more often or at least twice a year. If you drive more than…

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Toyota is Providing Mobile STEM Learning to Los Angeles Area Schools

Recently, Toyota joined up with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and the W.M. Keck Foundation to dedicate four mobile fabrication laboratories (fab labs) that will help Los Angeles area students develop greater science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Eventually, there will be a network of almost 900 mobile labs around the world, sharing common equipment and software.

 

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One Surprising Benefit of Electric Tractor-Trailer Trucks

Toyota has been pioneering in the development of hydrogen-fueled cars, namely the Toyota Mirai. The interesting thing about hydrogen as a fuel source is that it doesn't "burn" in the same sense that internal-combustion engines burn gasoline—the hydrogen chemically reacts with oxygen to create an electric current.

In other words, the Mirai is actually an electric car. It just uses hydrogen to store electricity instead of a battery.

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Toyota Devises the Most Ingenious Way to Keep Teen Driver's Safe: Embarrassment

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., a statistic that has many Barboursville parents on edge. Two of the biggest contributing factors are speeding, and cell phone use.

Unfortunately, tell a 17-year-old they shouldn't speed or text because of a silly little thing like dying, and your caution falls on deaf ears. Since teens won't fear their own mortality, Toyota had to find something even worse—dad's embarrassing Spotify playlist.

Toyota is launching the Safe & Sound app on Google Play. The app syncs your Spotify account with your teen's…

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All-New Toyota C-HR is Built to Wow Enthusiasts

You wouldn't expect an underpowered subcompact crossover utility vehicle to show up on an enthusiast's radar, much less offer anything to impress them. The latest addition to the Toyota lineup, the 2018 Toyota C-HR, fits that description almost to a T. It offers a mere 144 horsepower from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine... yet this unassuming Clark Kent has a secret that might just make it worth writing home about.

Chief Engineer for the C-HR, Hiroyuki Koba, has a passion for racing. Any vehicle he is tasked to work on, no matter how mundane it may sound on…

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Well-Balanced Toyota Camry Gets Even More Fun For 2018

”Dependable” was the Camry’s mantra not so long ago, but these days, its quite a bit more fun. But that’s just part of the transition that began six years ago that has resulted in the 2018 Toyota Camry. New from the ground up, America’s favorite midsize sedan continues to promise efficiency, comfort, reliability, and resale value—but with a fun factor.

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Have an Exciting Road Trip by Preparing Beforehand

A road trip is meant to be exciting and fun for anyone who goes on one; however, it's absolutely necessary for them to ensure that they're taking the steps that are necessary for having a safe trip. If you are the one who is preparing to go on the road trip, then please have the assurance of knowing that you're properly preparing yourself. Without proper planning and preparation, you may end up finding yourself regretting it later...

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Does Premium Efficiency Right

The latest generation of the Prius does eco-conscious driving—not to mention safety and an elevated sense of driving fun—better than ever before. But if you’re looking for a bit more from your hybrid, the all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime offers quite a bit of bang for your buck. Although it prioritizes the efficiency you want, it raises the bar with additional premium features and safety.

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