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August 1, 2017
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The Best Off-Roading Features on the New 2017 Toyota 4Runner

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner boasts the space, premium materials, and modern technology for family transportation both in the suburbs of Brooksville and the busy city streets of Spring Hill, FL. But it also easily muscles through off-road adventures around Citrus County with features like the following:

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July 5, 2017
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5 Toyota Models That Earned 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards

We use our vehicles for everything, from daily work commutes to weekend runs for ice cream. We camp out of them. We drive our kids to soccer practice with them. We let our dogs slobber outside our vehicle’s windows when flooring it up I-98. We love and take care of our cars, and in return, we expect them to care about us. And there’s no better vehicle to rely on than a Toyota.

That’s because the engineers at Toyota know how important safety is to every single driver—and these five 2017 Toyota models prove it. All of the below cars and SUVs have not only passed the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) battery of tests, but they’ve also earned places atop the organization’s Top Safety Pick+ list. Bravo!

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2017 Toyota Corolla – Photo: Toyota.com

Toyota Corolla

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June 1, 2017
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Adventuring in the 2017 Toyota RAV4

Built for your adventurous side, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 stands out as a crossover with premium style, inside and out. This multi-award winner breaks free from the competition thanks to numerous standard features, including some developed for the current year. Let’s check out the latest RAV4, and you’ll soon see why it might just be your next SUV.

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What’s New in the RAV4?

Updates in Toyota’s latest RAV4 model include two new trims:

  • Up your fuel efficiency with the new entry-level RAV4 SE Hybrid, and you’ll be powering past the gas pumps.
  • Stick with the gas engine, and you can climb to the peak of Amenity Hill with the top-of-the-line RAV4 Platinum, which includes a Smart Key System for all five doors, Platinum Protectors for the door sills, a Bird’s Eye View Camera, and a foot-activated power liftgate, among other features.

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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 →