Top 5 Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

Toyota Supports Gold Star Spouses and Families

 


Toyota Financial Services recognizes the sacrifice made by military service members and their families, introducing a new program that waives the remaining lease payments for military customers who die or become catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

The relatives of U.S. military members who have died while serving their country, for those who don’t know, are called Gold Star families. Toyota’s new program not only extends to Gold Star families, but it also includes service members who have been catastrophically injured.

If you are in need of utilizing this assistance, Toyota lease customers or their family…

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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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It’s the time of year for turkeys, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

First, a bit of advice. According to Waze, the busiest time to travel is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The best time to travel though? It’s at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.

So, if you are going to be one of the hundreds of thousands who hit the road to celebrate the holiday  Here are our tips to make sure you are prepared for Thanksgiving travel.

First, make sure that you have an oil change and have your filters replaced. Doing so will not only improve drivability, but also safety.

You’ll also want to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Having underinflated tires can mean unnecessary wear on your tires, which then means you will have to replace them more often, but it can also lead to poor gas mileage. Oh and having poor tires can also lead to potential malfunctions too.

Your spark plugs should also be in good working order. You should make sure your spark plugs are not soiled or corroded. Doing so improves your vehicle safety, fuel economy, and in the long run, replacing them can help to avoid potential costly auto repairs in the future.

No matter whether you’re driving at night or not, you should also make sure that your headlights are in proper working order. You should also make sure that they are free from cloudiness of fogginess.

Finally, you want to make sure that your car has gas. When fuel levels drop to below a half of a tank, gas will evaporate quicker, causing you to have to purchase more fuel in the long run. There’s a safety reason why you should have a full tank too. When you’re constantly worried about how much fuel you have left, looking at your dash continually, your concentration on the road is heavily diminished.

If you are traveling, you need to make sure that your car is maintained before traveling for Thanksgiving. So, if you’re hitting the road and need work done, we at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon are more than happy to help take care of you. Schedule your appointment today. 

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