Tips & Tricks to Save Money at the Pump

Save Money at the Pump
If we’re being honest, one of the things that we dislike the most is shelling out money on gasoline. Although it can seem that gas is getting more and more expensive, we have compiled a list of great tips that will help you save money at the pump.

1)      Slow and Steady Wins the Race: well…sort of. By slow and steady we simply mean don’t slam your breaks and accelerate like you’re a drag racer every chance you get. If you’re driving on the highway, spending extra time on cruise control can cut down on fuel consumption

1)      Know when and Where to Fuel Up: Smartphone apps such as GasBuddy can really help you save money at the pump. In addition, gas prices begin to rise the closer you are to the weekend or a holiday.

2)      Proper Maintenance is a Must: Routine maintenance can sometimes be a hassle, but a perfectly running car gets better gas mileage.

4)      Don’t Carry Extra Baggage: extra weight in the back of your car can really cause your gas mileage to decrease. Make sure your car is a little lighter to help make your wallet a little heavier.

We know this is only a few, but we really hope that these tips will help you save money at the pump. If you’re looking for an even bigger way to save you some cash, stop by Dick Dyer Toyota and take a look at our Toyota hybrid inventory.

Things You Should Know About Leasing a Car

Leasing a Car

When the time comes to replace your current vehicle, you can be overwhelmed with the amount of choices there are to make. We often get a lot of questions wondering whether or not leasing a vehicle is a good option.  When customers are confused, we often take them through the following process to help them make a decision.

What Type of Driver are You?

Do you find yourself driving over 20k miles in one year? Do you like to customize your ride? Do you like to drive your vehicle until the wheels fall off (metaphorically speaking, of course)?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then leasing a car may not be the best decision for you. However, if the answer to all of these questions are no, then leasing your next vehicle could be a great option.

Now it is time to move onto the next step.

What Are Your Parameters?

When you come by dealership ready to lease a car, it’s good to know what type of car you would like to drive, how much you would like to pay each month, how many miles you plan on driving as well as how long you would like your lease to extend.

By manipulating these factors as well as an initial down payment, it is likely that we will be able to get you in the car of your dreams at the right price.

Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, our knowledgable sales staff is ready and eager to help. Whether you are interested in leasing a car or buying a car, we offer the best service and the best prices around. Also, make sure you check out our Lease Specials page for any current specials that we are running.