Safety is Key This Memorial Day Weekend

Make Sure Your Car Seat is Safe During National Safety Month

 


One of the leading causes of childhood deaths is preventable and you may be doing something incorrectly.  What if you found out that the problem is an issue with your car seat.

Buckle Up for Life is a national safety program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that educates parents and caregivers about the proper use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Since launching back in 2004, Buckle Up for Life has impacted more than 100,000 people and given more than 60,000 car seats to families in need. But the work is far…

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The 2019 Toyota Sienna

 


The 2019 Toyota Sienna is a family van that has seen some exceptional updates. The Sienna features the latest technological advances, with Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay for all grades, as well as some new options available for the LE and SE grades.

For 2019, the Sienna receives an AWD drivetrain option for the SE grade. The Sienna SE AWD offers 18-in. 6-spoke gunmetal-finished alloy wheels, as well as 7-passenger seating with removable perforated leather-trimmed second-row lounge seat captain’s chairs with long-slide feature. The existing SE Preferred Package has been upgraded as well with Rear Park Assist Sonar and…

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2020 Toyota Highlander

 


Toyota is on a major roll with new SUVs, especially now that the next-generation of the three-row 2020 Highlander has debuting at the New York International Auto Show.

Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001. Back then, it was a time when most midsize SUVs were truck-based, however, the Highlander’s unibody structure with four-wheel independent suspension quickly became the template for a new segment of more comfortable and family-friendly SUVs. Then, after adding a third row, the Highlander not…

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2019 Toyota Camry

 


The 2019 Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 16 years, continues to build on its already thrilling style, performance, and innovative safety and technology. The continued excitement over the eighth-generation sedan is the result of its total evolution that first debuted last model year.  The 2019 Toyota Camry has gone from a proven, dependable and safe car to one that adds a more exciting character, thanks to its much talked about newfound performance and style.

The Camry development team aimed for a design concept that achieves strong harmony between refinement, as well as a sensual athletic…

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Adds Host of New Upgrades

 


With competition in the midsize pickup segment heating up, the Toyota Tacoma says, “Bring it.” The Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup for 14 years running, and the 2020 models are slated to be the best-equipped ever.

The Toyota Tacoma is often a perennial award winner for segment-leading value. The Tacoma line has set out to boost its appeal for 2020 with revised styling, expanded multimedia tech, added comfort and convenience features and, for the TRD Pro, additional off-road tech.

The Toyota Tacoma pickup, which features a design that is inspired by Toyota’s legendary desert race trucks…

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

 


After six decades as a SUV icon, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is designed to meld exclusive design with added function. The Land Cruiser Heritage Edition honors this legendary vehicle’s continuous evolution, from a bare-bones, mountain-climbing 4x4 to now a world-renowned, full-capability premium-luxury utility vehicle. The Heritage Edition celebrates the Land Cruiser’s continuous place in Toyota’s U.S. lineup since 1958. For the 2020 model year there will be 1,200 Heritage Editions available, with vehicles going on in late summer of 2019.

The 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, only offered as a two-row model…

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The Legend Returns - Say Hello to the 2020 Supra

 


The legend is returning! We’re excited to welcome back the Supra!

The fifth-generation GR Supra made its official debut in January 2019 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This debut has ended years of both speculation and anticipation among car enthusiasts around the world who have been clamoring for the return of this vehicle.

The 2020 Supra will be available in two grades – 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. In addition, there will also be a Launch Edition which will be based on the 3.0 Premium grade.

Look forward to an exhilarating blend of power…

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Be Ready for the Busy Holiday Travel Season

 


The busy holiday travel season is upon us and this year, AAA is forecasting that more than one-third of Americans will be traveling for the season, which is an increase of 4.4% over last year. The biggest increase in travel since AAA has been tracking the statistic, starting back in 2001.

The majority of travelers will be doing so by vehicle and it’s expected that most drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion prior to the actual holiday week, starting on Wednesday, December 19, as both regular commuters and holiday travelers mix together on the roadways. The…

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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

 


The 2020 Toyota Corolla was already big news for 2019. The Corolla has seen a complete bumper-to-bumper, fully encompassing transformation.  But wait, there’s more! In addition to these massive changes, there’s also going to be a new hybrid Toyota Corolla model introduced that achieves at least 50 mpg combined fuel economy (projected). That makes the 2020 Corolla Hybrid the most fuel-efficient model to ever wear the model name.

 The newly updated design isn’t the only incredible thing about the Corolla Hybrid. This high-efficiency model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven…

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Fall Service Tips

 


With the busy summer months behind us, fall is here. We are well aware that you have been putting off taking care of your vehicle. But now that it’s here, you should still take care of your car for the autumn weather. (Yes, even though it’s Florida.) Here are our top 5 tips for taking care of your car the best way possible for the season:

Check Tire Pressure: With the cooler weather, your tire pressure can dip. Tires can lose one pound of pressure for every drop of 10 degrees. That means you need to make sure…

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More people are planning to hit the roads, the skies, and the rails this Memorial Day weekend. Matter of fact, more people will be heading to vacation destinations than they have since 2005, AAA says it’s an increase of 2.7%!

We know that most people will likely be driving to get to their destinations and that staying safe is incredibly important. We have some helpful tips that will make the drive go just a little bit better.

Of course, you want to make sure that your vehicle is running in its best shape. Scheduling a service appointment to make sure that your oil has been changed, tire pressure is optimal and everything is running smoothly.

You’ll also want to make sure that everyone in the vehicle is safe. Make sure seat belts are secure and children are in safety seats that are right for the height, weight, and age. Oh and if someone imbibes, make sure that they don’t drive!

Another smart thing to do prior to hitting the road is making sure that your phone is fully charged. Oh and make sure you have a way to charge it on the road too. You don’t want to be in trouble somewhere and learn that your phone is dead, meaning you can’t call for help.

When planning out your route, not only should you consider not driving during peak times when other drivers will be on the road, but you should also make sure you know what the weather will be like on the way to your destination. Nothing worse than getting caught in a storm that you weren’t expecting.

We at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon certainly expect that you will have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and we hope that our tips can make it all the more better. Stay safe and arrive alive. 

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