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Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How To Get Kids To Stop Fighting In The Car

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Kids and dad hanging out of a car window

Does your car feel more like a zoo when the kids are in tow? Even with the best-laid plans, it can be hard to prevent fighting in the rear seats, especially on long trips. To help, we put together our favorite tips and tricks for successful car travels with children below. (more…)

Down Payment Guidelines For Your Dealership Car Purchase

Monday, July 15th, 2019
salesman handing a woman car keys

Most car shoppers will lean on bank or dealership financing to purchase their new or used vehicle. While the Fox Toyota finance team aims to make the process clear and easy, it can still be pretty confusing, especially when trying to negotiate down payments, trade-ins, and interest rates to get the best pricing possible. So, just how much should car shoppers be putting down before driving off the lot? We discuss down payment strategy more in depth below. (more…)

How To Stay Safe When Engine Trouble Strikes

Friday, June 28th, 2019
man looking under the hood of his car

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. (more…)

What Is An HOV Lane?

Friday, May 31st, 2019
family of four riding in a car

HOV stands for high occupancy vehicle. An HOV lane, also sometimes called a carpool lane, is reserved for those drivers who have at least one additional passenger in the vehicle with them. However, for most HOV lanes there are a few added rules and restrictions. We break down when you can drive in the HOV lane below. (more…)

Tips and Tricks For Improving Your Driving Skills

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Man in sunglasses sitting in the drivers seat of a car

Basic driving mechanics and a feel for how to operate a vehicle only come with time and practice. While we encourage beginning drivers to put as many hours behind the wheel as possible with an experienced adult in the car for guidance, there are a few adjustments that all drivers from beginners to seasoned pros can utilize to improve their performance immediately. Find 3 easy ways to become a smarter driver below. (more…)

Auto Insurance Terminology Explained

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Two people checking damage on their cars after an accident

While securing auto insurance is an essential piece of responsible vehicle ownership, it can be really confusing, especially for shoppers who aren’t familiar with the lingo. We break down 7 common car insurance terms and what they mean below to help make the insurance shopping or claims process a little bit easier. (more…)

Tips for Washing your Vehicle in the Winter

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Full-Service Car Wash Car Drying

Sporting weeks of salt and grime buildup, your vehicle is in desperate need of a wash. But with the temperature dancing around the freezing point, how do you know when it’s safe? It’s the wintertime automotive dilemma we struggle with year after year. Find out what temperature is safe for you to wash your vehicle here. (more…)

Combat Sliding On Icy and Snowy Roads With These Tips and Tricks

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Two cars headed in opposite directions on a snow covered road

While the best thing you can do to stay safe on slippery winter roads is always slowing down and taking your time, there are a few tips and tricks that can also gain you a little extra traction. Find the top 3 ways that we like to improve traction during slippery winter driving below. (more…)

How To Eliminate Odors From Your Vehicle Without Chemicals

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Car vent with green smoke coming out of it

While the automotive aisles at your local superstore are likely filled with countless sweet-smelling air fresheners, some drivers would like to keep things a little more natural and chemical-free. To help, we have included three easy ways to keep cars smelling fresh naturally below. (more…)

How to Pair Your Smartphone with Apple CarPlay in a Toyota

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
2019 Toyota Avalon dashboard

Select 2019 Toyota models like the Avalon and Corolla Hatchback are the first models in the Toyota lineup to offer access to Apple CarPlay. The Apple CarPlay system seamlessly syncs a compatible Apple smartphone with the Toyota Entune infotainment system bringing drivers hands-free access to their favorite apps while on the road. Pairing a compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay is simple. Find 5 easy steps to access Apple CarPlay in your Toyota below. (more…)