Make Sure Your Car Seat is Safe During National Safety Month

The 2020 Toyota Highlander - Redesigned From the Ground Up


 

The Toyota Highlander is here and it’s been completely redesigned. It’s new updated look brings a new level of bold, distinctive design to a foundation that has been built on safety, comfort, durability, quality, and reliability.

When it arrived back in 2001, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV. When it was introduced, most midsize SUVs were truck-based, however, the Highlander featured a unibody structure that had four-wheel independent suspension. This idea quickly became the template for a new segment of a more family-friendly SUVs. Nowadays, the 2020 Highlander amplifies those qualities all while taking on a…

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The 2020 Toyota Highlander - Completely Redesigned

 


The fourth-generation Toyota Highlander has been completely redesigned and with its newly updated look, it brings a new level of bold, distinctive design to a foundation built on safety, comfort, quality, durability and reliability.

The original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived back in 2001. At a time when most midsize SUVs were truck-based, the Highlander featured a unibody structure that had four-wheel independent suspension, which quickly became the template for a new segment of a more family-friendly SUVs.

Now, the 2020 Highlander amplifies all qualities while taking on a dramatic new design direction combining a powerful…

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Toyota Shows Off at the Los Angeles Auto Show

 



Toyota isn’t shying away from the spotlight. At the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker debuted the first-ever RAV4 Prime and the next-generation 2021 Mirai along with the Camry AWD model. The goal is to provide consumers with more efficiency and versatility than ever before.

With the 2021 RAV4 Prime, Toyota continues to pave the way for hybrid vehicles all while establishing a new norm for fuel-efficiency that doesn’t limit the driver experience. The first RAV4 Prime is no exception, boasting surprising performance capabilities with 302-horsepower, making it the quickest as well as most powerful RAV4 ever…

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Toyota Extends Battery Warranty for Model Year 2020 Hybrid, Plug-in, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

 


With 20 years’ experience and more than three million alternative fuel vehicles sold in the U.S., Toyota is putting more power behind its hybrid battery and component warranty.

Toyota recently announced that they will extend its hybrid battery warranty from 8 years / 100,000 miles to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles, whichever comes first. This extension is valid for all new model year 2020 Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. All other HV components will retain coverage under the Hybrid System Warranty at 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first…

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2020 Toyota Prius

 

The Toyota Prius is one of the world’s leading Hybrid vehicles with up to an EPA-estimated 58 MPG city, 53 highway, and 56 combined EPA-estimated mpg (L Eco grade. The Prius includes a segment-exclusive AWD-e model, featuring an electronic all-wheel drive system which, at speeds up to 43mph, helps give drivers more control when weather and road conditions are less than ideal.

2020 Prius models now come equipped with standard Toyota Safety Connect and upgraded audio with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Previously, Safety Connect was available only on the top-line Limited grade. The system, which includes Emergency…

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2020 Corolla Family Adds Nightshade Editions

 


The new Toyota Corolla and sporty Corolla Hatchback are getting the Nightshade treatment! These special editions have been added to the grade lineup for model year 2020. Toyota now offers the Nightshade Edition package on six vehicles, with 4Runner, Camry, Highlander and Sienna.

The all-new 2020 Corolla sedan was introduced earlier this year with a new bold exterior styling and a sleek, driver-focused interior. Now, the Corolla is getting a Nightshade Edition on the SE grade with a CVT, with production starting this fall.

The Corolla Nightshade will feature blacked-out Toyota, Corolla and SE badging. The front will include a…

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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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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 from over. With Toyota’s support, Buckle Up for Life continues to provide guidance and education throughout the year on BuckleUpforLife.org.

“While it’s true that cars and trucks are safer than ever, a properly installed car seat can mean the difference between life and death in a crash,” said Gloria Del Castillo, Senior Specialist of Community Engagement for Buckle Up for Life. “According to the CDC, car seats reduce the risk for injury in a crash by 71 to 82 percent for children when compared with seat belt use alone. That’s why Buckle Up for Life is so important and why I’m so inspired to keep expanding the program.”

In honor of National Safety Month in June, Buckle Up for Life is sharing expert advice to help families keep their little ones safe.

Here are the Top Car Seat Tips and Techniques from Buckle Up for Life:

  • Use the “Inch Test” and “Pinch Test”: After you’ve buckled your child into their car seat, pinch the strap near their shoulders. If you can pinch a wrinkle in the fabric, tighten the strap until it is snug. Then grab the car seat at the bottom where it is attached to the car and tug from side to side and front to back. If the seat moves more than an inch in either direction, you need to tighten it.
  • Save the Towels for Your Beach Chair: Car seats can get hot in the summer weather, but don’t place towels between your child and their car seat to keep them cool. That extra material could potentially interfere with the seat’s ability to restrain the child in the event of a crash.
  • Car Seats Expire: Extreme weather changes can be stressful on car seat components. It is best to check the expiration date on your car seat, as the plastic in the seat and the integrity of the fabric in the straps can degrade over time. The expiration date can usually be found on a sticker affixed to the seat or the registration card.
  • Secure Loose Items in the Car: Make sure all loose items are tightly secured in your vehicle. These objects could become projectiles in the event of a crash.
  • Don’t rent a car seat: If you are renting a car this summer, make sure you use your own car seat. When you rent a car seat you don’t know important facts about its history that could affect its ability to protect your child. The good news is that most airlines allow you to check your car seat for free.

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