Carry out the necessary preparations and inspections before driving the vehicle in winter. Always drive the vehicle in a manner appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions.
Preparation for winter
Ensure that all tires are the same size and brand, and that chains match the size of the tires.
*: Tire chains cannot be mounted on vehicles with 18 and 19-inch tires.
Before driving the vehicle
Perform the following according to the driving conditions:
Pour warm water over the frozen area to melt the ice. Wipe away the water immediately to prevent it from freezing.
When driving the vehicle
Accelerate the vehicle slowly, keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead, and drive at a reduced speed suitable to road conditions.
When parking the vehicle
Failure to do so may be dangerous because it may cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly, possibly leading to an accident.
*: The shift lever will be locked if it is attempted to be shifted from P to any other position without depressing the brake pedal. If the shift lever can be shifted from P, there may be a problem with the shift lock system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.