New Camry owner, tips/upgrades/suggestions?
Any advice on maintenance? I'm getting different suggestions as to how often the oil should be changed and what viscosity oil to use. The dealer's oil change intervals sound way too high and I've also been reading that 0W20 oil is way too thin.
Any advantage to using premium gas in these engines? I plan to keep this car for a very long time, the dealer told me I can use premium but I'd just be burning money,
The 18" alloy wheels with bridgestone tires seem too "sporty", I'm not confident they have much grip in wet conditions or snow unlike my old Michelin harmonys. Recommendations for better all seasons or winter tires? What air pressure should I keep in the tires? advice seems to vary here too.
I'm also interested in upgrading the lights to LED, particularly the DRL, low beams, and turn signals/parking lights . From my preliminary research it sounds I need switchback LEDs for the turn signals to make them both turn signals and have that XLE DRL look too, but looking around I just find old advice and most of the suppliers are US based or shady places on ebay with poor reviews. Are there any suppliers/brands people recommend? I was reading triton V3 switchback LEDs and Philips leds for the interior/plate/trunk are recommended, but the threads on those are a bit dated and I can't find anything that sounds reasonably priced... then again I'm new to this.
The smartkey keyless entry/push button start feels unnatural but is slowly growing on me, any advice on where to store the key to prevent accidental activation of the buttons/save battery. Lots of accessories out there claiming to protect the fob but wondering if any of these are actually any good vs just carrying the fob in my pocket.
Is there a toyota approved locking gas cap? I was reading the manual and it says to only use a toyota gas cap, not sure if this is just a standard "buy OEM!" plug or of there is something special about the stock gas cap I know the gas cap door needs to be popped from inside the car, but wouldn't mind a little extra protection. Not so much against fuel theft, my concern is with sabotage - my family uses locking gas caps ever since someone put bleach and sugar in my mom's car 20 years ago, and we've had attempted tampering with a locking cap in previous years as well. As far as I can tell a Stant 10504 is the go to generic locking part.