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The Scion FR-S Available At Yuba City Toyota

Yuba City Toyota is proud to debut  the latest addition to the Scion lineup that is making waves here in California. The 2013 Scion FR-S enjoyed an enthusiastic launch among a crowd of many.

Toyota is known for the Lexus, Toyota and Scion brands, with the latter appealing strongly to the youth market. Scion is known for stylish vehicles that are extremely popular young car buyers. And this is especially true in California, where car shoppers are taking notice of all that Scion has to offer, from an attractive lineup to numerous Scion accessories. Individuality is seemingly the end goal for these youth looking to stand apart from the crowd — and Scion has the right vehicle, allowing them to do just that.

While it is certainly a standout, the FR-S is a slight departure from the Scion lineup. The new Scion FR-S is a sports car in every sense. With a design that encapsulates the truly great features of a sports car, the FR-S is a looker sporting a slightly higher price tag — yet one that is surprisingly affordable after just one glimpse. Before the launch, Yuba City Toyota sales professionals learned that the FR-S stands for front engine rear-wheel drive. All in attendance agreed that the new Scion FR-S looks ready to jump off the starting line at the blink of an eye, and understood that the new Scion sports car is here.

See Yuba City Toyota for further details or a test drive. Own a piece of Scion magic.

www.yubacitytoyota.com

1-800-917-8695

1340 Bridge Street

Yuba City, CA 95993

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Salesforce.com and Toyota team up to create “Toyota Friend”

“Toyota Friend” will be a private social network between the customer, Toyota, and their vehicle. They can even choose to expand their network to their friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. The service will be available at first for the electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids of 2012. The platform will be Salesforce.com’s Salesforce Chatter, which is already used by businesses. It will give special maintenance tips, as well as “tweet”-like alerts to your mobile device including tablet PCs and smart phones, to let you know when the battery is low on your 2012 Prius.

Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff stated, “Toyota and salesforce.com share a vision to take the auto industry into the future. Social and mobile technologies will transform the car ownership experience, and we are excited to be Toyota’s partner in this transformation.”

Revolutionary vehicles demand revolutionary forms of communication, and that is what “Toyota Friend” will do. “Toyota Friend” will begin in Japan, and then move on to America. Visit www.toyota.com for more details.

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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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Trouble Under the Hood:Car Noises Translated

 

Your car talks in different ways. Different sounds mean different things may be wrong with your vehicle. Knowing these sounds helps your mechanic to know what to look for. The only sound you need to hear is the engine! Ask your mechanic what different auto noises mean, but here is a quick list.

A squealing sound may indicate something wrong with the tires, or the breaking mechanism.

A rattling sound could indicate loose nuts or bolts, so bring your car in to a mechanic as soon as you hear it!

A popping sound is also very serious, as it could indicate a leaking valve, or wire problems.

Knowing your vehicle and what to hear for is very important. Research what your car should and shouldn’t sound like, for proper maintenance of your vehicle, and your safety!

At the Yuba City Toyota Service Department, you’ll find a state of the art facility that is fully equipped to handle all phases of maintenance & repair. Our Factory trained technicians have the tools and the experience to maintain, diagnose & repair your Toyota the right way, the first time! To make an appointment, please call us at (800)917-8695.

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