Category Archives: Safety

man looking under the hood of his car

How To Stay Safe When Engine Trouble Strikes

The first sign of engine trouble should come as an alert from your dashboard warning lights or a dip into the red on your vehicle’s temperature gauge. If you experience either of these signs of engine trouble, or you missed them and steam is now escaping from your hood, it’s time to jump into action. Just what should you do if your engine starts overheating while you are driving? We break it down below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Graphic of the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System in action

Toyota Brake Assist vs Automatic Emergency Braking

Most new Toyota models are now equipped with some level of active safety. However, it can be confusing to know just exactly what these systems do and how they work, and many are similar. For example, Toyota Brake Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking are both found in the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System and they both help drivers apply the brakes to avoid a collision. But, what exactly is the difference? Brake Assist is activated when the driver is already pushing the brakes and it adds increased brake response for quicker stopping. Automatic Emergency Braking is activated if the driver does not step on the brakes after a warning signal and it can completely stop the vehicle autonomously. Read the rest of this entry >>

People standing next to two 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback models parked in an empty lot

Which 2019 Toyota models will have Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?

Toyota’s newest active safety bundle is called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and includes a handful of additions to the original Toyota Safety Sense package. Select 2019 Toyota models come standard with the new Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 system whose features include Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist, and Lane Tracing Assist. Find out which 2019 Toyota models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Side mirror with Toyota Blind Spot Monitor warning light

Which Toyota vehicles offer Blind Spot Monitoring?

While some vehicle shoppers are loyal to a particular model, we find that most of the customers on our lot are now shopping for their next ride based on the features it provides. Some of the most frequently requested items for new 2018 models are active safety offerings like Blind Spot Monitoring. To help make the shopping process a little easier, we have included a list of all of the 2018 Toyota models that are available with Blind Spot Monitoring below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Safety Sense vs Honda Sensing

Which Automotive Brand Offers the Best Active Safety?

Car shoppers expect a lot from their vehicles. With the advancement of technology, automotive brands have been delivering tech-savvy vehicles in spades to interested buyers. One area that has seen the largest growth in recent years is active safety. Meant to work in tandem with the driver to keep the focus on the road, active safety features are delivering peace of mind to drivers and families every day. But, which automotive brands active safety system is best? Let’s compare two of the front-runners – Toyota Safety Sense vs Honda Sensing. Read the rest of this entry >>