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Toyota Owners Online

We want you to have a fun and enjoyable driving experience! That means learning about your Toyota from the inside out, and knowing safe and efficient driving practices. At Toyota Owners online, there is a wealth of information regarding the upkeep of your Toyota, including service, parts, and How-To videos. On the Community page, read the stories of other Toyota owners to see how Toyota measures up!

There are a wealth of manuals to read, once you log in. Toyota wants car maintenance to be a breeze, and to have the most knowledgeable customers. The more knowledgeable a customer is, the more they’ll make the right choice with the right Toyota! Sign up for Toyota Owners online, with the wealth of knowledge at your fingertips! Click here http://www.toyota.com/owners/

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Car Types Explained

When buying a car, sometimes buying the right make and model can be confusing. Do you want a sedan, or compact vehicle, or even an SUV? What is the purpose for each type of vehicle, and why do I want it? Different types of vehicles can have different purposes, such as terrain or how a person drives. Knowing the kind of car you want and need can significantly narrow the search options when finding your next vehicle.

Sedans, minivans and trucks are some of the more common vehicles that people may buy for general use. Sedans range from medium-sized, large, and luxury. People with families tend to buy these vehicles, because of the cargo space and interior space it gives, but watch out for poor fuel economy and it may be difficult to park the large sedans. Minivans can generally drive as well as cars, and they offer tons of space for more people than a sedan, and can still offer cargo space, especially if seats can be removed or lowered. They can even have decent fuel economy. If you need to haul bulky items, a truck may be for you. Newer models have more seating and door configurations, but they tend to not drive so well as cars, and have poor fuel economy.

Sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), coupes and convertibles are another set of choices that might perk your interest. SUVs can traverse most terrain, and offer large space for both people and luggage. Fuel economy is often poor, and they can be costly to maintain. Convertibles are two-door passenger vehicles with usually a fold-down fabric top, or even a hard top sometimes. They have little to no luggage space, but they have the sporty look that many desire and have good resale value. Coupes are two-door, and sportier-looking than their sedan counterpart. They tend to have a low roofline and large doors. People enjoy coupes because of their superior driving performance.

It all depends on what you desire from your car to decide on the type of car that you want. Do you want value, low maintenance cost, city driving or off roading? Write your pros and cons for each type, and you will have a better idea of what you want your vehicle to provide.

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The tire needs to match the season

Ok, were not going to lecture you about having bald tires. We know you already get that from other people. We are however going to take the time to talk to you about where you drive and the importance of which tires you should have. No, not all tires are created equal. You have summer tires, all season tires, snow tires, hobby tires and wide variety of others. There are a few factors that you need to take into consideration.

  • What tire can I afford?
  • What tire matches my driving style?
  • What tire matches with the season?
  • How do I want my ride to be?
  • What do I want them to look like on my car?

Next to your breaks, your tires are one of the most important safety features you have. Most dealerships typically offer great deals on tires as well as free inspection of a tires tread, pressure and general condition. Tires typically have a good life span on them and because it’s wear / drive related it is easy to tell when you have an issue. If your driving in the snow you need to have a tire with good bite that will grip the road, if you like to zip around town like speed racer, than you need something made for it. No matter the tire, make sure to keep an eye on the tread (You can put a coin in the tread to check wear) and make sure that you keep them in good shape.

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Toyoya Auto-Biography

Every Toyota has it’s story—what’s yours? Join us on Facebook, click on the Auto-Biography tab and tell us your Toyota Tales; from the day you drove it home, to when you showed it off to your friends and family, to it’s first road trip. We would love to hear your stories.

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The best way to clean your bar b que

The sun is out, the days are longer and when you go in the back yard you can’t help but smell what the neighbors are up to. We wanted to take a moment to give you a few tips for cleaning up the Bar B Que from last years grilling season.

  1. Decide, did she see her last season. Was the fun in the sun from last year, her swan song. They don’t last forever.
  2. Take out the grill and scrape it. When your done, Scrape it for another 10 minutes. This is an important step. There are a few ways you can go from here to get it clean, but getting the chunks of the beer can chicken off are your first step.
  3. Spray it with a hose. Don’t be shy, wet that puppy down. If you have a nozzle handy, do some pressure washing.
  4. This is where a lot of people use a cooking spray or one of the grill cleaners. Were not saying no, were just saying that it’s a grill and not a surgery table.
  5. Replace it into the bar b que, close the lid and put it on full. This will get rid of anything that might be left on the grill that you don’t need.  This should sit about 15 minutes or so. The idea is to get any ruminants from your neighbors shrimp kabob off your grill.

After that it’s easy. Make your favorite dish, enjoy the summer and remember that grilling is not a license for uncontrolled burning, you still need a permit for that.

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