Best cars to buy for new teen drivers
With the 2018 school year getting ready to start very soon, parents all over the country are probably being hounded by newly minted drivers about why they need a car to drive to school. As parents, we want to give our kids everything they want. But we also have to worry about our babies growing up and making sure they’re safe when they’re outside of our direct supervision. It’s pretty common to get nervous looking parents coming into the Spitzer Toyota showroom this time of year to ask about the best cars to buy for new teen drivers. As always, we’re here to help. Our product experts did a little research and came up with a few things you should consider. Read the rest of this entry »
What does the VIN on my car mean?
If you’ve ever filled out the forms needed to register your vehicle or take out an insurance policy on it, you have probably needed to enter its vehicle identification number (VIN). American automakers have been using VINs since the early 1950s, but there was no standardization and it was all but impossible to learn anything from manufacturer to manufacturer. That all changed in 1981 when vehicles sold in the U.S. were required to have the 17-digit code we’re learning about today. If you know what you’re looking at you can learn a great deal of information about your car, truck or SUV. Anyone who has ever wondered, ‘What does the VIN on my car mean,’ this Spitzer Toyota Blog post is going to answer all of your questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Toyota Smart Key troubleshooting and FAQ
Toyota is easily one of the automotive industry’s leaders in providing owners with a comprehensive set of convenient features without forcing them to move up the trim ladder. One of the most popular innovations that are available on most Toyota vehicle’s is the automaker’s Smart Key system. Not only does this provide keyless entry and ignition capability, but popular crossover SUV models like the RAV4 also offer a hands-free rear liftgate which also uses this feature. Toyota vehicle owners who use this feature will do so without ever thinking much about it – until something starts to go wrong. We know how frustrating it can be when things don’t work as they should. To help with that some of our product experts put together this guide to Toyota Smart Key troubleshooting and FAQs. Read the rest of this entry »
New 2018 Toyota Highlander videos
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the most versatile crossover SUVs ever built. It offers three rows of seating as well as plenty of performance that directly translates to excellent towing scores. Toyota gave the powertrain used in the Highlander an upgrade a couple of years ago. For the current model year, the big-time changes are kept fairly modest. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some new interesting ways for owners to use the popular Toyota crossover SUV. The automaker has released new 2018 Toyota Highlander videos to keep people interested in the platform. If you’d like to schedule a test drive, call a Spitzer Toyota product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »
What is heat stroke and how do I prevent it?
Before winter sets in, everyone at Spitzer Toyota wants our customers to make every effort to get outside and enjoy the weather. However, every season has things to look out for and with the summer season, that means dealing with the heat. The higher the mercury rises, the more we need to be mindful of our health and how the heat will affect it. If you’re just getting into a summer exercise routine, you may never have really wondered about what heat stroke is and how you prevent it. We spoke with our trainer at our gym and got her tips for staying safe when it gets hot outside. The most important thing our trainer told us was to make sure you talk to your doctor before doing any exercise regimen. Read the rest of this entry »
Release date for the 2019 Toyota 86
When the Toyota 86 first arrived at the Spitzer Toyota showroom, buyers were almost instantly enamored with the lightweight, high-performing sports coupe. The release date for the 2019 Toyota 86 is set for some time in August of 2018, but the automaker has shared a few details about what they’ve changed. Buyers can choose a new 86 TRD Special Edition that features racing-inspired brakes, suspension dampers and a TRD body kit. The Toyota Racing Development version of the 2019 Toyota 86 will also have a distinct sound with a special TRD exhaust system. Customers will be getting the same powertrain under the hood for all versions of the 2019 Toyota 86 when it’s available at Spitzer Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »
When is Toyota going to start building the Supra again?
Thanks to a particular sharp-eyed member of the Spitzer Toyota sales team, we were able to bring you the news that Toyota was thinking about replacing the Camry on its NASCAR teams. The automaker held an event in Daytona, Florida that shed a little more light on this surprising move. Instead of operating the existing Camry on both the Monster Energy and Xfinity series, the manufacturer will place the all-new Supra in the latter. With this announcement, we can be more confident than ever that Toyota will be bringing the Supra back to American dealerships like Spitzer Toyota. We still don’t have an expected arrival date, but you can be sure that we will tell you the second we know more. Read the rest of this entry »
What should I do if my dog is afraid of fireworks?
There aren’t many people out there who don’t love a good fireworks’ show. However, the same can’t be said for a lot of dogs. With all of the hoopla around the Fourth of July just a day or two away, you might be worried for your cute little fur baby. If you’re wondering what to do if your dog is afraid of fireworks, Spitzer Toyota has some answers. Humans generally know when fireworks are going to go off, but each bang is going to be a new and frightening surprise for your pooch. Here are a few things you can do to give your dog a little peace this year. Read the rest of this entry »
What is new for Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?
The original version of Toyota Safety Sense was one of the first of its kind to be universally available on an automaker’s entire lineup. In fact, the automaker was well ahead of the curve for implementing this upgrade in vehicle safety well before the government-mandated deadline. Toyota has already announced its 2019 vehicles will be the first to offer the system’s next generation. We think this technology is outstanding and want potential buyers to get as excited as we are. Here are a few videos that will help explain what is new for Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. Feel free to stop by the showroom if you would like to learn more. Read the rest of this entry »
Do any Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline?
Premium grade gasoline might one of the least understood concepts among more casual car owners. Most people are blissfully happy with simply choosing the least expensive option and going on their way. But is this the right call? Do any Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline? As usual, the Spitzer Toyota Blog is here to help. For the most part, almost every new Toyota car, truck, minivan or SUV available at our showroom will run just fine using regular grade gasoline. The only vehicle on the Toyota roster that must have premium grade fuel is the Toyota 86 and its high-compression engine. For the more curious among you, we’ll explain things in a bit more detail so you can continue to be the best-educated customers in the business. Read the rest of this entry »