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  1. All Corollas has front McPherson struts as standard. 👍
  2. Same, done it last night and after that the brakes has more bite, king of sharper feeling on the pedal, nicer then before and the discs looks shinier too. 👍
  3. Ok, if you look at the brake discs if they are not shiny metal but rusty this can mean you have a stuck slider pins and that can cause the issues you describe, the pads will rub onto the disc surface. Your brakes might need to be cleaned and lubricated, it’s a common issue on hybrid cars since these cars uses e motor to slow down and actual brakes does not get enough braking force (friction)to clean up themselves . Let see what the dealer will say about it. , hopefully they will get it sorted fast. You can also try to clean the brakes as you do few slow downs from 60 mph to 20 mph in N neutra
  4. Now exactly opposite, since temperature went down tyre pressures were down by 1 bar, had to top up some air lately. 👌 Regular checks and adjustments are always best 👍
  5. Me not happy, rain, wind, lower temperature and a bit of more enthusiastic driving and I had lost around 8mpg for the last fill up, I should be driving more efficiently next time to compensate for the change of other factors😉🚗👍
  6. Hi and welcome. That sound can be coming from anything that rotates, tyre, wheels, bearings, engine, transmission, best if you can record a video and share with us then we might be able to recognise the noise and the cause of it. Have you check all tyres for a little stones stuck between the thread or nail inside one of the tyres?
  7. Wheel size although make affect on tyre noise the biggest difference comes from the tyre rubber, thread pattern and pressure more than the size and low profile. I had experience better noise levels from 17” set than a 16” set.. I had try a few new Toyota hybrids with different tyre makes as oem, Yokohama, Bridgestone, Toyo, plus aftermarket Nexen, Goodyear and found out best of all are the Goodyear efficient grip performance, then Yokohama, then Nexen. The problem with low profile tyres is that often they come in HP and UHP variants and those types are always noisier than touring tyres, which
  8. Hm, that is interesting . Why is detached, has it been hit by someone or something? Usually inside mirror always water finds it’s way and all electronics should be well protected, my ones get properly wet when jet washed on regular basis., plus the heavy rain on motorways, so,far no issues. 👍
  9. TonyHSD

    0W20 oil

    Just for top up in an emergency you can use 0w20, cheaper and widely available. Regular check ups are best for any car, I do open my bonnet at least once or twice a week. 👍
  10. Just need to twist to the left and pull out. Best to have mechanic gloves 🧤 as these helps a lot, give power and comfort to your fingers. 👍
  11. Hi, 4 wheel alignment is beneficial for your car as it has a independent suspension on all corners. For the oil 0w16 is ok for your car too because has the same engine as 2019-2020 models, just an upgraded oil for extra efficiency. The different in real world between 0w20, 0w16 and 0w8 may not be significant and these three types of oil applications might be within similar specs., but best to ask the service manager. Regards 👍
  12. TonyHSD

    0W20 oil

    On brand new cars buying an engine oil for top up is not necessary IMO, These cars if cover 10k miles a year or less will only need visit once a dealer for a service and they will change the oil for you. Oil difference between max and min is around a litre and that’s pretty much more than enough to cover any eventual consumption throughout the service interval.
  13. That’s a good fuel consumption, all cars with internal combustion engines like long trips where battery powered vehicles doesn’t. 👍
  14. To brighten up the brake discs you can also do few long moderate braking in Neutral N and the car will slow down without using regenerative braking and will clean the discs. No need to be aggressive braking just as long as possible going downhill for example. 👍
  15. Hi, you can try Adrian flux and quote you are a member of Toyota forum Uk , you probably gonna get best possible price, also they are brokers and will talk to you on the phone plus give you advice how to get best cover that suits you. Best experience so far with car insurance. Highly recommended. Remember, you will need to take the quote on the day when you are on the phone with them, check any lowest possible prices to give to them as comparison, they will beat them or match but you need to have real quotes. Good luck 👍
  16. Yes, that’s right. They are easy to change, just disconnect the wire and twist. 👍
  17. Front side bulbs (parking bulbs) are pain , bought led because of that reason but they turned to be illegal and haven’t use them yet. Perhaps will sell and continue to use long life Osram w5w
  18. Hi, only use when car is in Ready mode or while travelling otherwise you will risk to drain the 12v battery.
  19. TonyHSD

    0W20 oil

    Specs seems alright, I can also recommend alternative product tested by myself for over 100k miles in all conditions and extreme temperatures from -12 to + 41C° https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323898171325 👍
  20. Hi, there are few cars with that combination although they are not a Toyota products and very different hybrid technology. Some even has a starter motor and gears (Mercedes, Audi) and you can hear the starter is turning the engine. For efficiency owners has complained that a simple diesel is more economical in real world in comparison with their hybrids., perhaps due to the complexity of these hybrid drivetrains. Not sure if it’s going to be healthy for a standard Diesel engine to be a part of the Toyota hybrid system and work under constant stop start conditions., plus the noise, vibrat
  21. Hi, you are right and thank you for sharing that information. I thought about but since is fixed it hasn’t caused any defects or shape change of the tyre therefore I believe it’s safe and ok to use. Perhaps because it’s on the top of the square thread that is usually stronger structure., if it was between the protector in the canal would have not been possible to repair. Regards
  22. Prius is the perfect patrol car for Uk.
  23. Until there is a petrol sold at the garage Toyota hybrid might be the better option for a handful people and they know that plus Toyota hybrids has a large existing customer base who may buy a newer hybrid instead of switching to Ev’s, along with the fact there are still millions of people yet to be converted from diesels towards electrified and those are more likely to jump into the hybrid game instead of a full ev. 250 miles is perhaps the maximum achievement in rear world scenarios these days and therefore I keep myself away from bev, otherwise the money I pay monthly for petrol would have
  24. Well, everyone else does who lives in the area.🤭👍
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