Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Toyota of Orlando’s guide for Halloween auto service


Oh fall, the spookiest season of the year. Ghosts and ghouls around every corner just waiting for the next best scare. While October is nearly halfway through, there’s still plenty of time to get your costumes together before Halloween night arrives. However, you may be ready to bring the scares, but your Orlando Toyota car needs to be ready to handle whatever fright night may throw your way. From pedestrians to lost candy, Halloween night is one where drivers must be extra diligent and attentive, and you need to make sure your car is in peak shape. Don’t be scared! Toyota of Orlando is here with an easy guide on auto service you should take care of before the spookiest night of the year arrives.
Check out Toyota of Orlando's guide to Halloween auto service.

Brake check
With all sorts of monsters walking the streets on Halloween night, making sure your Orlando Toyota’s brakes are performing correctly is essential. You never know when you’ll need to make a quick stop if a trick-or-treater darts in your path. Before you bring your vehicle to our expert auto service team, you can check the condition of your brakes yourself! Simply look behind your wheel/rims at the brake components. Is the pad worn down, do the rotors have rust, is there a large amount of brake dust on the wheel? If you spot any of these or notice that your brakes aren’t as responsive as before, be sure to swing by Toyota of Orlando and our auto service would be happy to take care of you!
Headlight check
Driving in the dark is scary enough as it is, but with monsters and ghosts roaming the streets in search of candy, it can be even more frightening. Make sure your Orlando Toyota car’s headlights are in working order so you can illuminate your way. If your headlights seem to be shining less than they did before or maybe you have a burnt-out bulb, have our auto service techs check it out!
Battery check
Don’t get caught dead with a dead battery on Halloween night! Pop open the hood of your Orlando Toyota vehicle and check out the battery. Corrosion around the terminals can often cause misstarts and leave you stranded with no candy. If you notice any corrosion or your vehicle is having trouble starting up, make sure to swing by our auto service department for a quick battery check.
A/C check
It may be fall, but in Orlando (the land of forever summer), the temperatures are likely to stay warm, even on Halloween night. If your vehicle’s cabin has seen cooler days, then it might be time to pull up to our auto service department. We can get your A/C blowing cold again so you can stay cool in your costume this Halloween night.

Take care of scary auto service at Toyota of Orlando

Halloween night is almost here, and you need to make sure your car (and your costume) are ready! Our auto service team at Toyota of Orlando can get you fright night ready, so you can get back to trick-or-treating. Visit us at 3575 Vineland Road seven days a week!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Common car seat belt issues and when you should schedule a repair


Once offered as optional accessories up until 1958 when they were made standard by Swedish Saab automotive company and then made legally required in 1984, car seat belts are an essential safety tool. With a plethora of safety technology at work in your Orlando Toyota vehicle, like Toyota SafetySense P and the Star Safety System, it seems like car seat belts and other bare bones safety tools have become obsolete. In reality, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, an estimated 15,000 lives are saved each year from using this safety technology by preventing passengers from being ejected from their Orlando Toyota vehicles during impact from a crash.

Believe it or not, your car seat belt assembly and operation can run into issues just like any other part of your Orlando Toyota vehicle and drivers should always be on the lookout for these maintenance issues. Lucky for you, Toyota of Orlando is here with an easy to follow guide on what to look for if you think your seat belts are running into problems and when you should start thinking about getting them repaired.
Repair your seat belt at Toyota of Orlando.

Car seat belt issues to look for

When it comes to your Orlando Toyota vehicle’s seat belts, time is of the essence for repairs. Your seat belts are one of the most important pieces of equipment working to keep you safe on the road. If you notice any of these issues occurring, make sure to bring your vehicle to one of our expert auto service techs at Toyota of Orlando! They’d be more than happy to help you get your seat belts working again. Here are a few common car seat belt issues to look for:

Retractor issues
In every car seat belt assembly there’s a retractor at work maintaining tension and locking the belt in place in the event of sudden deceleration or stopping. If this part of your seat belt fails, typically the belt will fall loosely or won’t fit snugly across your chest while driving. You can also test the retractor by pulling hard and quickly on the belt to see if it locks and returns to its original position.
Damaged webbing
Your car seat belt is made of a combination of polyester woven around warp straps that provide cushion and strength. While the material is tough and doesn’t get damaged too often, rips and tears can still form over time which leaves you driving unsafe in your Orlando Toyota vehicle. Unfortunately, if your seat belt webbing becomes damaged, a full belt replacement is required.
False latching
Some seat belts can seem engaged and working properly, but during an accident or sudden stop they could underperform or fail. While unlatching is rare, be sure to test your seat belt extensively.

Check your car seat belt for damage and defects.

Fix your car seat belt at Toyota of Orlando

Your seat belt is simple yet effective in keeping you and other drivers safe on the road. Make sure to diligently check for issues and if you find one, visit our expert auto service team at Toyota of Orlando! Give us a call at (407) 298 – 0001 to schedule an appointment today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Toyotas are vehicles that last


Getting the most out of your Orlando Toyota vehicle is the ultimate goal of owning a car. While you want to take care of your car as both a tool and an investment piece, getting the most driven miles out of your engine is what truly makes vehicle ownership worth it. Recently, iSeeCars.com, a reputable vehicle research site, conducted a study to determine which vehicles are most likely to last 200,000 miles or more. Several new Toyota vehicles made it to the list and we’ve got the details right here at Toyota of Orlando!
Check out the new Toyota 4Runner at Toyota of Orlando.

Spot #1) Toyota Sequoia
The muscular new Toyota Sequoia earned the top spot when it comes to going to the distance. This Orlando Toyota SUV is the jack of all trades when it comes to engineering and stylish interior features. A 5.7L V8 engine gives you the power and reliability you need to drive for miles and a towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds. This new Toyota vehicle can seat up to eight people with cargo room to spare and offers features like Entune infotainment with Premium JBL enhanced audio, leather interior upholstery, and 20” alloy wheels.

Spot #4) Toyota 4Runner
Not only is this Orlando Toyota vehicle one built for adventure, but it’s built to handle a high odometer reading. Whether you’re going on or off the pavement, the new Toyota 4Runner can get you there and take you even further. Four-wheel drive, CRAWL Control, active traction control, and multi-terrain select help you tackle the trails while sleek and tech savvy interior features keep your ride comfortable.

Spot #8) Toyota Tacoma
While it may be a smaller truck, don’t let that fool you! The new Toyota Tacoma is a versatile powerhouse that’s built to both paved and unpaved roads with ease. Entune audio, optional leather upholstery, the Smart Key System, and Qi wireless charging pads will make 200,000 miles feel so much shorter. Plus, with engineering features like TRD-sport tuned suspension, active traction control, and four-wheel drive, you’ll have no problem going where you want to, whether it be on or off the road.

Spot #9) Toyota Avalon
You wouldn’t think that a luxury vehicle could last over 200,000 miles, but you also haven’t met the all new Toyota Avalon yet. This classy Orlando Toyota vehicle isn’t afraid to put in the distance and with its bold exterior and stylish interior design, this vehicle will take you wherever you need to go. All new sporty drive modes, adaptive variable suspension, heated and cooled leather upholstery, and Entune 3.0 infotainment with JBL enhanced audio provide the ultimate in comfort during your drive.

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Drive for miles and in style at Toyota of Orlando

Not only are these new Toyotas stylish and tech savvy, but they’ll last you for miles to come so you can feel comfortable knowing you’ve invested in a reliable and dependable vehicle. If you’re looking to upgrade your ride, come to Toyota of Orlando! We have a great selection of new Toyota vehicles that you can count on to get you where you need to go. Come visit us at 3575 Vineland Road or call us at (407) 298 – 4500 for more details!