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May 4, 2017
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The Top 3 Tire Care Tips Every Driver Should Know

New and longtime car owners alike aren’t always confident that they know how to maintain their vehicle. Thankfully, a lot of the trick to conscientious maintenance is as easy as coming up with a simple, effective plan to minimize wear—and visiting your local auto service center at regular intervals. Today we’ll focus on 3 tire care tips that will help keep you and your family safe while ensuring fewer visits to the tire store.

Check your tire pressure at least once a month.

Check your tire pressure at least once a month.

If you don’t know it already, check your vehicle owner’s manual or the tire placard on your vehicle’s door edge to find the target pressure. By maintaining this as consistently as you can, you’ll increase your overall gas mileage, as well as the lifespan of your tires.

Get your tires rotated professionally and on schedule. 

Get your tires rotated professionally and on schedule.

Another quick check with your owner’s manual will point you in the right direction here, which is usually around every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Professional tire rotation is key because each tire takes on different pressures during normal usage; for example, you lose pressure from braking and accumulate extra tire wear from turning. A tire rotation balances those differences, preventing the need to replace one tire due to focused wear.

Check your tread.

Check your tread.

A healthy tire tread is crucial for keeping you and your passengers safe, especially in tough road conditions. You might be surprised by how simple the test is. First, place a quarter into a tread groove with Washington’s head facing down. If there is space between the tread and Washington’s perfect hairdo, you should seek professional advice and expect to buy new tires. And if you’ve heard about the classic penny test, stick to keeping a quarter in your glove box; the Lincoln version isn’t relevant to modern tires (or times).

By following these simple tips alongside soliciting advice from automotive specialists, you’ll be driving safer, avoiding tire emergencies, and spending less overall. Whew.

Get Your Tires Checked at Village Toyota

Whether you own a new Toyota or another make and model, don’t hesitate to contact Village Toyota at (352) 628-5100 to discuss your tire concerns and ask about our current tire specials. We can rotate, align, or replace any brand of tire, guaranteed. Located in Homosassa, Florida, our Village Toyota dealership and tire care center is convenient to drivers from all over Citrus County, including Brooksville, Spring Hill, and Dunnellon.

 

 

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Find Your Vehicle’s Recommended Tire Pressure

Tire Safety and Maintenance

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April 12, 2017
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4 Reasons You’ll Love the 2017 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has a solid reputation as a reliable, worry-free car—and for good reason. Since they first released it 50 years ago, Toyota has sold more than 43 million Corollas around the world, giving it the right to be called the best-selling vehicle worldwide. But Toyota isn’t done yet; they’ve refreshed the Corolla for 2017, and you’ll love what they’ve done to make their top seller even better.

2017 Toyota Corolla

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#1: Outstanding Standard Features

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March 3, 2017
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Our 6 Favorite Pieces of Toyota Technology

Toyota has a long history of technological innovation, and things have never been more promising or exciting than they are today. While the company always has quite a bit going on, we at Village Toyota feel these six Toyota technologies, in particular, are ones to watch going forward.

Toyota has a long history of technological innovation, and things have never been more promising or exciting than they are today. While the company always has quite a bit going on, we at Village Toyota feel these six Toyota technologies, in particular, are ones to watch going forward.

Hybrid Synergy Drive

Hybrid Synergy Drive

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February 1, 2017
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Why The 2017 Camry Continues To Be A Best-Seller

There’s a reason why the 2017 Toyota Camry for sale near Homosassa, FL at Village Toyota continues to lead the crowded midsize sedan pack as America’s best-selling sedan: it combines smart sporty styling, a handsome, spacious, and well thought-out interior, fuel-efficient performance, cutting-edge technology, and the latest safety features in a pleasing package that’s just bold enough without being overbearing or pretentious.

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Sporty New Style.

This is one midsize sedan that looks just as good cruising the interstate or carving up curving roads as it does taking you to a fashionable night out on the town. Either way, you’ll be impressed by the Camry’s understated, yet sports-minded, personality.

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January 1, 2017
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Your Exclusive Look At Toyota’s Hot New C-HR Crossover

Some of the world’s top automotive engineers, designers, and futurists have been working overtime at Toyota. They’ve been busy crafting the next generation of Toyota models, and one of their most exciting new creations is the unbelievable 2018 C-HR Crossover.

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Blasting through convention like a stick of dynamite, the dynamic, dramatic, and ultra-bold 2018 Toyota C-HR (for Coupe High-Rider) recently made an impressive debut on Nov. 17 at the prestigious L.A. Auto Show. All eyes were on Toyota to see if the precedent-setting Scion C-HR crossover concept that had jaws dropping at last year’s L.A. Auto Show would see the light after the transition of the youth-oriented Scion brand to Toyota this past August. Continue Reading →

December 1, 2016
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Step Into The Future With Three Exciting New 2017 Toyotas

There’s a lot of excitement happening at Toyota in 2017 and your local Homosassa, FL Toyota new car dealer, Village Toyota, is thrilled to tell you about the many sensational new 2017 Toyota cars, SUVs, and trucks headed your way in the New Year. We excited to share with you this preview of three new 2017 Toyotas that will be coming soon to our Citrus County, FL Toyota new car dealership.

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2017 Toyota 86 Sport Coupe

Introducing the hot, track-inspired “Toyota 86.” Named in honor of the automaker’s legendary AE86 “Hachi Roku” Corolla sports car, the new, street-ready 2017 Toyota 86 is destined to become one of the most sought-after two-door sport coupes on the market. Continue Reading →

November 1, 2016
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5 Reasons We Love the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

It can be difficult to stand out in the highly competitive vehicle market these days. We live in a time where advanced technology features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are viewed as the standard, and innovative safety features such as lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control are only notable if your model DOESN’T offer them.

Edmunds.com put it well in their review of the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: “Hybrids are old news by now: The technology is commonplace, and every automaker in the market has at least one hybrid model to offer… But when that system is applied to a large sedan and results in a 66 percent boost in fuel efficiency, well, that’s worth noting.” Continue Reading →

October 1, 2016
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Village Toyota’s Favorite Group Halloween Costumes of 2016

Back in the day, before our time, Halloween was a scary holiday. The neighborhood streets were filled with terrifyingly realistic zombies, creepy witches and haunting ghouls knocking on strangers’ doors and asking for candy. The scarier your costume was, the cooler you were.

That’s not how things work anymore. Skip forward to present day, and all you see walking the streets on October 31st are the latest Disney princesses, any of the seemingly hundreds of fashionable vampires gracing the silver screen lately, and a game of thrones character or two. The script has flipped, and now the success of your Halloween costume is measured by wit and its relevance to popular culture.

We here at Village Toyota, your hometown Toyota dealer near Crystal River, know the struggle of coming up with last minute Halloween costume ideas and the pressure that comes with it. That is why we have put together this short list of awesome, low-cost costume ideas that you can use alone or with a group of your friends. Continue Reading →

September 1, 2016
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Car Seat Safety Tips that Every Parent Should Know

We do so much driving on a daily basis that overlooking common safety measures has become almost routine. According to Distractify.com, we spend over four years of our lives driving in a car, so it is easy to see how we can start to develop bad habits.

It could be something as small as forgetting to buckle your seatbelt before a short drive to the convenience store, or neglecting to use your turn signal when switching lanes; in the moment they don’t seem like a big deal, but in certain situations, these small missteps could be the difference between life and death.

Brushing up on vehicle safety best practices is always a good idea, but with baby safety month right around the corner, we here at Village Toyota, your neighborhood new Toyota dealer near Homosassa, thought that it would be an opportune time to remind parents and guardians of some tips that could save you and your loved ones from potentially devastating mistakes. Continue Reading →

August 1, 2016
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3 Reasons the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Should Be Your Next Truck

Homosassa, Florida is a unique town. Not only do we have one of the friendliest, most cohesive communities imaginable, but we also have the luxury of living in one of the most beautiful geographic locations in America.

Whether you are a fishing enthusiast, love hanging at the beach or are an adrenaline-loving mudder, Homosassa is your own personal slice of paradise. In order to take full advantage of the opportunities this great town has to offer, you’re going to need an equally great truck. Luckily for you, we here at Village Toyota, your hometown Toyota dealer in Homosassa, Florida have the perfect solution.

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The Toyota Tacoma has been one of the best-selling trucks in America since its 2015 redesign, and with the improvements that will be added to the 2017 model, it is definitely worthy of handling all of your driving and hauling needs as well as the extracurricular activities that make you love your truck. Read on to find out why the 2017 Toyota Tacoma should be your next truck. Continue Reading →