Hot Driving & Safety How-Tos

How To: Operate the headlamps on a 2010 Prius

Toyota USA shows you how to operate the headlights of the 2010 Prius. Follow this guide to operate the headlights on the 2010 Prius: To turn on the headlights, use the switch on the end of the left hand stalk. Rotate it once to turn on the parking lights, twice to turn on the headlights. The fog lights are switched on my rotating the inner control ring. If your model comes with LED headlamps, you can turn on the headlamp washers by pushing the button located to the left of the steering wheel.

How To: Use the fog lights on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video shows a quick demonstration of how to turn the fog lights on in Toyota 4Runner. If using fog lights, they're turned on by rotating by rotating the inner control ring on the handle with the light controls on it, to the left of the steering wheel. Fog lights will only come on when the headlights are on low beam. The fog lights are the circular lights on the front of the vehicle, next to the rectangular headlights. If you have a new Toyota 4Runner, this video will show you where the f...

How To: Operate the windshield wipers in a 2010 Prius

Toyota USA provides this quick video guide to show you how to use the windshield wipers in the 2010 Prius. If you want to control the wipers and washers, take the following steps: To operate the wipers, move the right hand stalk up for a single wipe, or move it down to activate the intermittent setting. Move the stalk down one more position to select a slow and constant wiper mode. One more down pull selects the fast wiper mode. Pulling the entire stalk towards you will activate the windshiel...

How To: Use the auxiliary audio port on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Each Toyota 2010 4Runner has a mini plug auxiliary audio input port in the center console. When you want to play your personal playback devices, e.g. iPods or other MP3 players, on your car's sound system, simply plug it in the mini plug socket and press the aux button of the sound system. Depending on the model you drive there may also be a USB port in the glove box for selected models. Connecting your iPod to it will play the device as well as charge it when you drive. Playing sounds in you...

How To: Obtain and keep a California drivers license

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) created this "The California Driver License" video series specifically to help new drivers understand the requirements and responsibilities of obtaining and keeping a license to drive. CA DMV examiners explain the application process, restrictions for provisional drivers, the behind the wheel test, insurance requirements, actions that can be taken against provisional drivers and driving under the influence.

How To: Operate dynamic radar cruise control in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to operate dynamic radar cruise control in the 2010 Prius. This supplements the conventional cruise control with a vehicle to vehicle cruise control. The radar system sees the car ahead and is less effected by bad weather conditions. The driver can select short, medium, or long driving distances. When cruising at a set speed that is faster than the car ahead, the vehicle will slow down to the speed of that car. A warning will be sounded to tell the driver to tak...

How To: Use different drive modes in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode lets you drive for longer distances at low speeds using the electric motor only. This is an extremely quiet ride that doesn't produce any emissions. The ECO mode makes the most of fuel economy, even on stop and go city str...

How To: Read the information displays inside a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to read the information displays inside a 2010 Prius. There are a lot of features on the Prius that can improve your fuel economy. The energy monitor and hybrid system indicator can help you save gas and tell you how your car is running, along with what kind of power it's using. On the next screen, you can monitor the consumption of your gas so you can see what mpg you are getting in the last hour or five minutes you were driving! You can do this for a trip or f...

How To: Access XM Satellite Radio in a 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to access XM satellite radio in a 2010 Prius. To access this feature, press the "sat" button the dash or the "sat" button the steering wheel. You can also use the voice recognition button on the steering wheel by saying "satellite radio" out loud after pressing it. You can search for music by channel or use the type scan button while in audio mode to find the type of music you prefer. There are a variety of channels offered, look at your channel guide to find th...

How To: Change temperature settings in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this video, we learn how to change the temperature settings in a 2010 Prius. All the climate controls are on the center console. The steering wheel can also help you change the temperature control. Press the green switch first then you will be able to set the temperature that you want the car to be. The system will then maintain that temperature. If you want to use the fan, select the fan and then select the speed you want it to be at. There is also a front and rear defroster you can press...

How To: Choose which driving mode to use in the 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to choose which driving mode to use in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers four drive modes: normal, eco, power, and ev mode. To activate the mode, press the appropriate button the center console and the light will appear in the center console. Now, you can press it again to deactivate it if you no longer want it on. The Prius has a driving range of 1/2 mile and can operate at 25 mph using light throttle. If the battery needs charging or the speed exceeds 25 mph th...

How To: Use the paddle shifter in the 2010 Ford Flex

Not sure what a paddle shifter is? Well, if you own the 2010 Ford Flex, you are at least aware of its existence. You can switch your vehicle from automatic transmission to manual transmission in the 2010 Flex, and there's these things on the steering wheel called paddle shifters, which allow you to shift between gears without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Learn how to use them.

How To: Use the front brake on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the front break on a motorcycle. Using the front break only will give you 70% stopping power while you are on your bike and in motion. If you only use the rear break, you will have 30% stopping power while in motion and riding your bike. This is the worst option of all, because it will take you longer to stop and you have greater risk of hitting someone. Make sure to stop the proper way by using both the front and rear break to stop the bike while you are...

How To: View gas "empty" distance on a 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX

If you own a 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX, you probably never knew about this handy feature. Not only can you see how much gas you have left in your car's tank, but you can see an estimate of how many kilometers or miles your car has left until your gas tank is empty. This is extremely helpful if you're in unknown territory. Watch and see how to set your Information Center to see how much gas you have remaining until empty in your 2010 Lincoln MKX.

How To: Safely drive a manual car

Before driving your car make sure that you put your seat belt on. There are three peddles in a car with a manual transmission. The first one on the left is the clutch. The next peddle is the brake. The peddle to the right is the gas peddle. The next thing you need to understand is the shifter. The transmission will have a number of gears, usually 4 or 5, with reverse. Make sure you study the gear pattern on the shift knob so that you know where each of the gears are when you are shifting as y...

How To: Load a CD into the 2010 Toyota 4Runner audio system

If you own a 2010 Toyota 4Runner then this is a great video to watch to learn how to load your CD's into the car. On the Toyota 4Runner there are three different ways that you can load your CD's based on the system in your 4Runner. If you have a standard audio system you just slowly insert the CD into the CD player. The CD player will "grab" the disc and pull it in. If you have the multi-disc CD audio changer you press the load button next to the amber button. Wait til the amber button turns ...

How To: Use the navigation system in a 2010 Prius

Learn how to use the navigation system in a new 2010 Toyota Prius in simple steps. It has DVD based navigation system with easy to use touch screen display. All the navigation routes of USA, Hawaii and parts of Canada are available in it supporting English, French and Spanish languages. When you start the car it opens the map and you can input the destination using voice command or entering text. You can also input your home address and five other special location address.

How To: Use the 3rd row seats on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video produced by Toyota USA shows an owner of a 2010 Toyota 4Runner how to use the 3rd row seats in this vehicle. First we learn that only certain 2010 Toyota 4Runners have the 3rd row seats that fold into the floor. Next we are shown how to raise the seats, to do so you simply pull down on the handle at the top of the seat and then raise the seat back into position. Next pull the seat base forward. Finally go to the rear of the vehicle and rotate the headrests into the upright position...

How To: Adjust the 2nd row seats in a 2010 Toyota 4Runner 7P

This video displays a 2010 Toyota 4Runner, modeled with seating for seven passengers. In the tutorial it shows a few of the basic adjustments that can be made to the seating. You can adjust the seat to recline to your comfort level and move to seat forward and backward. Unlike most 4Runner model this one comes with an additional back row of seating. This can be accessed simply by pulling the bottom lever of the backseat and pushing the seat forward.

How To: Use the T.C. electronic dial on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video shows you how to use the transfer case electronic dial on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited. This 4 Runner has 3 transfer case settings.4 wheel drive high range free, 4 wheel drive high range locked, and 4 wheel drive low range locked. To change from 4 wheel drive (H4F) to the 4 wheel drive locked mode, you must come to a complete stop, depress the dial, and turn to the (H4L) position. To shift into 4 wheel drive low you must come to a complete stop, shift the transmission into neutr...

How To: Use the SmartKey on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video tutorial shows you some of the benefits of the SmartKey on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner. This key can be used as just like the standard version, using the remote controls to lock and unlock the car. This key also provides keyless entry; if you have the key in your possession and approach the car it will unlock the doors for you. You can also use this key to open and shut the rear window. The SmartKey brings a bit of innovation to the once standard remote control key.

How To: Find a Sweet Parking Spot at Peak Times (Then Locate Your Car Afterwards)

Living in Los Angeles has taught me one thing—parking is a luxury. If you are lucky enough to find street parking anywhere near your desired location, do not pass it up thinking you will get an even closer one. It does not exist. Looking for free parking? Get real. You can't even park at a busted meter in Los Angeles, despite state law saying otherwise. Now, finding a good parking spot is not just relevant for Los Angeles, but for other large cities and any other crowded areas, be it a shoppi...

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