One of the most recent forays by the Japanese manufacturing giants into the overflowing SUV market, the Toyota Venza is a very ambitious mid-size crossover. The name comes from a combination of the words "venture" and "Monza"that last one being a city in Northern Italy famous for its racecourse. With a name that clearly aims to elicit images of outdoor leisure and driving performance, it begs the question: does it live up to the hype? It does look the part of a tough contenderone of the praises it gets cites its tough and very manly appearance in not too large a package.
It's actually under the hood that the Toyota Venza truly impresses: a powerful 3.5-L 2GR-FE V6 which is mated to a convenient 6-speed automatic transmission. If the nearly 266 horsepower it puts out isn't enough for you, you can opt to add in full four-wheel drive to maximize the Venza's potential! With electric power steering, a driver could manage all that power with the greatest of ease. Best of all, despite the impressive specifications, the Venza still manages to get highest marks in terms of fuel economyon and off the road.
The Toyota Venza is a worthwhile investment, there's no other way around it. It even manages to pull off looking like a classy hatchback! With a production run continuing well down the years, it's likely that you will find this amazing vehicle continuing to drive through the highways and byways of America for years to come. Factor in that there are so many great-quality Toyota Venza parts and accessories out in the market, and you have a great formula for successa dependable and reliable SUV with a lot of support from the aftermarket. This virtually guarantees that the Toyota Venza will last for many years to come.
Toyota Venza: Cleaning the Car Windows, Windshield, and Mirrors
Cleaning car windows, windshields, and mirrors should be pretty easy, you think. But a lot of people get this wrong. They just pick out a glass cleaner at home and use paper towels. Unfortunately, they end up with streaks. Continue cleaning them this way and you'll leave behind scratches, lint, and residue all over the glass. To keep the windows, mirrors, and the windshield of your Toyota Venza spotlessly clean and sparkling, you have to keep these tips and reminders in mind:
- Pick the right auto glass cleaner.
Not all auto glass cleaners are safe and good. Some may contain ammonia, which can dry out rubber, leather, plastic, and vinyl, and may have harsh chemicals that create toxic fumes. Stay away from these, especially if you have tinted windows.
You may think that any towel will do, and the kind of cloth you'll use won't make much difference. But if you truly want to avoid streaks and stains and want to have a clear and clean glass surface, you'll get yourself a microfiber towel. This towel can absorb more water/liquid than other types of cloth. And because it's lint-free, it won't leave behind nasty scratches. You won't likely miss a spot with this towel as dirt and dust can be lifted away from the surface instead of simply being dragged across the glass.
- Clean the windows, mirrors, and the windshield last.
By putting them last on your list, you prevent the glass from getting sullied by dirt and soap from other parts of the vehicle that are being cleaned. When cleaning the glass, it would be smart to start with front and rear windshields since they're a bit hard to clean, considering the different angles that need to be covered. It's crucial that you keep them spotless and clear as they have a major effect on visibility. It'll help if you'll clean the wiper blades as well, so they won't make the corners and edges of the windshield blurry or hazy. When cleaning windows, don't forget to clean the top portion of the glass that touches the rubber lip. There's usually a dirt buildup there.
- Start cleaning when the glass is cool to the touch, and not under direct sunlight.
When it's hot and humid, the cleaner can easily evaporate and may leave behind some spots or residue. It may also easily leave behind some fumes from the chemicals it contains, and this won't be safe for you to inhale.
- Clean and buff the glass in a more organized pattern.
To cover all spots and make sure that the surface is evenly cleaned and wiped down, a straight back-and-forth and up-and-down cleaning and buffing motion could do the trick. This will ensure that streaks won't be left behind. The glass cleaner should be sprayed not directly onto the surface but on the towel instead. Use just one side of the towel for cleaning the glass and the other side for buffing the surface. Don't use the same towel when cleaning the windshield, mirrors, and windows. You don't want to spread dirt and moisture on other glass parts.