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Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

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…)

Driving in the Dark? Follow These Safety Guidelines

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
2019 Toyota RAV4 driving on an empty road at night

Thanks to headlight glare, animal crossings, and reduced visibility, driving at night can be a lot more dangerous than driving during the day. Find our top 5 tips for safe driving at night here. (more…)

How does the Toyota Qi wireless charging pad work?

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Four friends riding together in the 2019 Toyota Corolla

Trying to wrangle charging cords for at home, at work, and in the car is no longer necessary with the Toyota Qi wireless charging pad that can now be found on more and more Toyota models including the recently released 2019 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota Qi wireless charger makes it easy to charge your compatible smartphone on the go, no cord required. Find a step by step guide for how to use the Toyota Qi wireless charger below. (more…)

How do I change the battery in my Toyota key fob?

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Man holding a set of car keys and giving a thumbs up

Toyota key fobs and Smart Key systems make jumping into your car as easy as pressing a button or opening a door handle. However, like with all technology, they can occasionally have some issues. If your Toyota key fob isn’t performing as it should, it is likely that it needs a fresh battery. Find instructions for replacing the battery in your Toyota key fob below. (more…)