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March 1, 2017
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The 5 Best March Events in Columbus, OH

Warm weather and longer days make March the perfect time to find an adventure in Columbus. So grab a pen and get ready to mark your calendars—here are our dealership’s five favorite Columbus, OH events that will help you kick those wintery blues to the curb.

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1. Columbus Auto Show (March 16th – 17th)

This auto show is one of our Toyota dealership’s favorite annual events. Each year, the latest vehicles and automotive technology roll through the Columbus Convention Center, giving us a glimpse into the future. Visitors can also shop at Accessory Avenue, a new addition to the show, and purchase customized or authentic manufacturer accessories straight from a local Columbus dealership.

On top of some of the world’s newest models and tech, this auto show also features a Toyota Drive Center. Stop by the booth to sit in the driver’s seat of the newest Toyota vehicles, including the Camry, Prius, RAV4, and more.

If you’ve got kids, they’ll enjoy interacting with zoo animals, getting their faces painted, and watching balloon art. Ah, to be a kid.

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February 1, 2017
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Exclusive: Toyota Unveils Dramatic New 2018 Camrys At NAIAS

Toyota took center stage at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the high-octane unveiling of its high-performance 2018 Camry NASCAR race car based on the all-new production version of the 2018 Camry, which also debuted at the show.

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“The 2018 Toyota Camry NASCAR race car has been years in the making, and to unveil it simultaneously with our new production Camry is a milestone moment for our organization,” said Ed Laukes, Vice President of Integrated Marketing Operations for Toyota. “The collaboration between Calty Design Group and TRD has produced a NASCAR Camry that showcases aggressive styling that is sure to turn heads on the race track and among our fans in Toyota showrooms across the country. Reimagining both the Camry race car and its production counterpart has been a tremendous undertaking, and our goal has been to maintain parallel design characteristics so our fans can enjoy driving a Camry that closely resembles the one their favorite NASCAR driver races each weekend.” Continue Reading →

January 1, 2017
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Why You’ll Love The New 2017 Yaris iA

The phrase “love at first sight” aptly applies to when you first cast your gaze on the sporty and fun-loving 2017 Toyota Yaris iA for sale near Columbus at Germain Toyota of Columbus, your hometown Toyota new car dealership.

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You’ll Love Its Fresh, Youthful Styling

The Yaris iA features an unmistakable look that’s fresh, contemporary, and youthful. The iA’s sloping hood line is accentuated by creases that gracefully arc up through the front quarter panels. Toyota’s signature logo sits atop a blacked-out grille and chrome-accented lower fascia that give the Yaris iA a low, aggressive stance. Distinctive split 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels and a standard chrome-tipped exhaust call attention to the Yaris iA’s playful and sporty nature.

Formally known as the Scion iA, every curve and detail of the now Toyota Yaris iA’s sheetmetal is designed for both optimal aerodynamic efficiency and physical beauty, so it’s no wonder that you’ll fall in love with the Yaris iA’s chic, sleek, and trendsetting personality right from the start. Standard Daytime Running Lights and standard power outside mirrors with built-in LED turn signal indicators are just a couple more reasons to love this head-turning four-door.

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You’ll Love Its Sporty & Spacious Interior

Everyone loves a good sport, so it’s not surprising that you’ll love the sporty appeal of the Yaris iA’s well-crafted and roomy interior. From the supportive two-toned, sport-contoured front seats and the three-spoke steering wheel to the automatic transmission with manual shift mode, the new Yaris iA lets you channel your inner racecar driver with just a flick of the wrist.

Plus, the iA’s cabin features premium materials, brushed chrome accents, and a host of convenient features, including standard keyless entry with push-button start/stop; something you’d pay extra for on other vehicles.

You’ll also appreciate how the Yaris iA’s 60/40 split rear seats open up a world of possibilities for carrying a wide assortment of items, including sports gear.

You’ll Love Its Tech Toys

Life just wouldn’t be the same without our modern technology. So you’re sure to love how Toyota integrates the latest tech into the new 2017 Yaris iA. Let’s start with a standard 7-inch display audio touchscreen that sits within easy reach atop the dash. This tablet-sized interface controls a variety of infotainment, communication, and connectivity functions.

Or, take command of all this high-tech wizardry with a twist of the wrist using a control knob located just below the shifter on the center console. You also have the option of activating such features as standard Bluetooth® hands-free telephony and streaming music via convenient buttons located on the iA’s three-spoke sports steering wheel. You can also plug your iPod® or MP3 device directly using two USB ports located just below the HVAC controls.

You’ll Love Its Thrifty Yet Spirited Performance

Get behind the wheel of your new Yaris iA and rediscover your love of the road. Powering the new Yaris iA is a peppy 1.5-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder engine that makes 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. The Yaris iA’s suspension is tuned to offer a sporty, confident, and comfortable ride wherever the highway takes you.

And you’ll adore kissing those frequent stops for fill-ups goodbye thanks to the iA’s outstanding fuel economy. We’re talking up to an EPA-estimated * 32 mpg in the city and an exceptional EPA-estimated* 40 mpg on the highway. Just about anyone is certain to love those numbers.

You’ll Love Its Standard Safety Features

Safety and Toyota go hand-in-hand because there’s nothing that Toyota is more passionate about than keeping you and your loved ones safe and secure. The Yaris gives you many standard safety features that you wouldn’t expect to find on a car this affordable. These include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Low-Speed Pre-Collision System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Brake Override System (BOS).

You’ll Love The Price

From styling, technology, and fuel economy to performance, handling, and safety, there’s a whole lot to love about the exciting new 2017 Toyota Yaris iA. With a starting MSRP of just $15,950, you’ll really love how much car you get for such an affordable price. So why not let us hook you up on a first date with this awesome new Toyota from Germain Toyota of Columbus. You don’t even need to bring flowers and chocolate (unless, of course, you want to).

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Fall In Love With A Great Deal At Germain Toyota Of Columbus

We’re celebrating this season of love by offering you some lovely deals on our new 2017 Toyotas for sale near Columbus. We’ll help put you into the new Toyota of your dreams for less with special Toyota factory incentives, and new Toyota offers near Reynoldsburg, OH that will make your heart sing.

If you’re looking for used cars for sale near Columbus, you’ll find irresistible savings on our many Toyota Certified pre-owned vehicles for sale near Delaware County, OH.

Visit our Columbus, Ohio car dealership today for the best prices and best selection of new Toyotas near Pickerington and Westerville, OH. We’re conveniently located at 5711 Scarborough Blvd., Columbus, OH 43232. Call us today at 888-711-8804. For Service, please call 877-586-4446.

Sources:

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/03/17/scion-ia-im-toyota-yaris-corolla-official/

http://www.toyota.com/yarisia/yarisia-features/

http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/toyota/2016-toyota-yaris-sedan-review

*Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

 

December 1, 2016
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Learn All About Germain Toyota’s Benefits

If you’re in the market for new cars for sale near Columbus, you have many car dealerships from which to choose. But not all new and used car dealers near Delaware County are created equal. Some car dealers take a “no-frills” approach that puts customer service and satisfaction in the back seat. They try to get away with offering you less, hoping that you won’t notice that there are other new and used car dealerships near Reynoldsburg, OH that give you more. Much more.

Germain Toyota Scion of Columbus is one such dealership that believes you should always get more than you bargained for. That’s because our focus is on giving you the kind of superior service that exceeds your expectations. In other words, we believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to selling new and used cars.

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If you’ve ever had the experience of trying to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle at a car dealership that’s only interested in making the sale, then you know just unpleasant that experience can be. You won’t find any confrontational, high-pressure sales tactics here at Germain Toyota. Our courteous salespeople don’t work on commission. That means they can concentrate on finding you the best deal on new 2017 Toyotas for sale near Westerville, OH.

Our goal is to put you behind the wheel of a new Toyota or Scion without the hassles, headaches, and frustrations you may encounter elsewhere. But there are many more benefits to making your next new or used car purchase at Germain Toyota.

Accessorize It The Way You Want It

Some other dealerships may load up their vehicles with pricey accessories that, frankly, you either don’t want or need. Here at Germain Toyota Scion of Columbus, that’s not the way we do business. We let you decide just what accessories you want on your new Toyota or Scion. Because at the end of the day, we want you to be happy with the vehicle that you purchase from us. Continue Reading →

November 1, 2016
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10 Best Places For Holiday Dining Near Columbus

With a lively and growing food scene, Columbus is becoming well known as one of the Midwest’s trendiest dining destinations. Many Columbus-area chefs have received regional and national acclaim for creating world-class cuisine. So if you’re planning on enjoying a night out on the town with family and friends this holiday season, you have lots of options.

Here’s our list of 10 top restaurants that will be serving up some outstanding holiday dining here in Columbus and vicinity. Bon Appetit!

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  1. The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, 1092 Bethel Road, Columbus

Well-known as one of the premier fine dining destinations in Columbus, The Refectory impresses guests with its extraordinary cuisine prepared by Chef Richard Blondin. The Refectory Wine Cellar features more than 700 premium wines. The Refectory is sure to elevate your holiday dining experience to savory new heights.

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October 1, 2016
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How To Prepare 10 Amazingly Easy Holiday Recipes

You remember last year? Your family holiday feast was perfect. A Norman Rockwell moment with everyone gathered at the beautifully set dinner table. The turkey was moist and flavorful. The piping hot mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. And the homemade pumpkin pie was simply to die for.

Or not.

The reality is that the turkey was overdone, the mashed potatoes were cold and tasteless, and the pumpkin pie was store bought. Look, we understand. Preparing the perfect holiday meal isn’t easy. It involves a lot of work, prep time, the right ingredients, and a terrific recipe that’s easy to execute.

While we can’t be there in person to help you deliver a superb holiday dining experience, what we can do is give you the tools to accomplish it. And it all starts with great holiday recipes that are easy to pull off.

You don’t have to be Martha Stewart or legendary chef, Julia Childs, to create a masterful holiday meal. All you need is a little help from your friends here at your preferred Toyota new car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Germain Toyota Scion of Columbus, to get the rolling pin rolling, so to speak.

We “hacked the holidays” and put together some terrific seasonal recipes that we think will make this year’s holiday festivities at your home a smashing success. These 10 holiday recipes are simple and straightforward. Not only are they easy to make, but they’ll make everyone marvel at your culinary skills. Now, it’s all up to you. Bon Appetit!

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  1. Cheese & Spinach Puff Pastry Pockets

Not only does TV cooking personality Giada De Laurentiis, star of “Every Day Italian” on the Cooking Channel, have a beautiful smile, she also has a beautiful way with food. Her super-simple puff pastry appetizer is a delicious foretaste of the holiday dining magic yet to come. Find the recipe at http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/cheese-and-spinach-puff-pastry-pockets.html Continue Reading →

September 1, 2016
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8 Great Columbus Ohio Fall Activities From Toyota of Columbus

The leaves are starting to turn, and there’s a brisk nip in the air. As we put the warm summer in our rearview mirror here in Columbus, it’s time to set our sights on fall. With cooler weather on the way, this is our opportunity to experience all that Columbus Ohio has to offer before the cold reality of winter prevents us from doing all the things we like to do.

Here at your local Toyota new car dealership in Columbus, Germain Toyota of Columbus, fall is one of our favorite times of the year. So we want to share with you some of the many things to see and do here in Columbus this fall.

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Columbus Museum Of Art – Columbus is fortunate to have one of the country’s finest art museums. There are many special exhibitions on display at the newly renovated and expanded museum during the fall. These include Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation, and Change (through Sept. 11); the “Learning To Look” Tour on Sept. 17 where trained docents show you how to interpret art; and “Wednesdays @ 2,” a behind-the-scenes perspective on current exhibitions with special guest speakers. Continue Reading →

August 1, 2016
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2016 Toyota Camry DIY Car Detailing Tips Part 2

In Part 1 of a recent blog post, 2016 Camry DIY detailing article, we covered some of the basics of DIY car detailing, including how to properly clean your car’s interior, windows, and wheels. We also covered how to wash your car properly.

This month, we finish our two-part series by going over more advanced professional detailing tips, such as deep cleaning the paint, the correct way to give your tires a long-lasting shine, the difference between polishing and waxing your car, and proper use of a random orbital polisher.

As we mentioned last month, we consulted car detailing guru Ian Civgin for some of his best car detailing advice which we share with you now. However, as we said before, remember to check the cleaning and car care information in your Camry’s owner’s manual for any additional “do’s and don’ts” before you begin. Always follow the directions on each detailing product before use.

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June 7, 2016
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How To Celebrate Independence Day 2016 In Columbus, OH

Get ready for a star-spangled 4th of July Weekend as Columbus, Ohio celebrates America’s 240th birthday with pomp, pageantry, and dazzling fun for the entire family. Your hometown Toyota new car dealer in Columbus, Germain Toyota of Columbus, wants to help you celebrate this awesome patriotic holiday with this handy guide to all the exciting July 4th activities and special events happening throughout Columbus and vicinity.

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36th Annual Red, White & Boom!

Friday, July 1 – Enjoy a spectacular salute to Independence Day with Ohio’s largest fireworks display capping off a day of fantastic activities and special events for the entire family. This sensational celebration dates back to 1981, drawing upwards of 400,000 people making it the largest single-day event in Columbus. Kids will enjoy Columbia Gas’ Children’s Park filled with fun, interactive activities. The Arena District’s “Taste of BOOM!” features food from top local restaurants plus live entertainment on two stages. A patriotic parade features military bands, floats, and more. https://redwhiteandboom.org/ Continue Reading →

May 20, 2016
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6 Fantastic 2016 Columbus, OH Father’s Day Events

Sunday, June 19th is Dad’s Day. If you’re contemplating the “same old, same old,” of getting daddy-o a new tie, slippers, a new wallet, barbecue tools, or that must-have socket wrench set then maybe, just maybe, you should rethink your Father’s Day gift-giving strategy.

And, if you are scratching your head saying, “Gee whiz, what can we do to make sure Pops has a grand time on Father’s Day?” we here at your favorite Columbus Toyota dealer, Germain Toyota of Columbus, are here to help you out. Fortunately, we didn’t have to go too far to come up with some nifty things you can do to celebrate your dad.

We took a poll of the many dads who work here at our dealership and they gave us some ideas of what they would like to do to celebrate their special day in the sun. So we figured, “hey, if the dads on our staff like these ideas, maybe other dads will too.” Makes sense, right? Lucky for us, Columbus pulls out all the stops when it comes to celebrating Father’s Day, so there’s no lacking for lots of fun-filled events and activities throughout our area. So let’s dive in and see what’s cookin’ for dads on Father’s Day 2016 in Columbus.

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Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W. State Street, Columbus, OH

If your dad loves to tinker, build, nail, saw, or generally rule the “DIY” roost, he’s going to love this unique Father’s Day experience. The Idea Foundry is a community workshop, learning center and creative space. The Foundry’s diverse classes give your dad and the kids the opportunity to forge their own creative path while learning new skills in the process. The “Pen-turning” class, for example, lets you and your child create your own working pen from scratch using a lathe and other tools. There are also several classes on working with polymer clays on Father’s Day. How cool is that? Continue Reading →