Is There a Way to Turn Off Toyota Auto Start/Stop?

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Fuel economy and low emissions have recently become more compelling benefits car buyers look for when searching for a new vehicle. Toyota remains a leading automaker in terms of producing some of the most popular reliable, fuel-efficient vehicles. A more recent feature Toyota has added to its vehicles to increase fuel economy and lower emissions is automatic Start-Stop.

What is Automatic Start & Stop?

Toyota vehicles that are equipped with Start-Stop feature an engine that automatically shuts off when the vehicle is stopped in heavy traffic settings, at red lights and stop signs or other situations in which the driver wishes to idle safely idle the vehicle. Once the driver releases the brake pedal, the engine restarts, and resumes operation. Although most Toyota owners favor the Start-Stop feature, there are times when drivers may wish to allow their vehicle's engine to remain running when stopped. Drivers who wish to disable Start Stop may go through an easy, straightforward process.

How to Disable Auto Start Stop

Toyota vehicles that are equipped with Start-Stop have a corresponding button located to the left of the steering wheel. This button allows the driver to enable and disable the feature. After pressing the button once, the vehicle's engine will remain in operation at all times until the engine is turned off. One the driver turns the engine off and restarts, Start Stop will also reengage and resume shutting the engine off when the vehicle makes extended stops. The driver may also reengage Start Stop without shutting the engine off by simply pressing the corresponding button a second time.

To learn more about the Start-Stop vehicle, simply call the helpful, courteous staff at David Maus Toyota. However, the best way to discover the exciting lineup of vehicles that feature Start-Stop is to simply come and see us for a test drive. We are available to answer all your questions and help you find the right vehicle to meet your needs.

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