You spoke, and we listened! Toyota of Greenville is pleased to introduce an entirely new way of servicing your vehicle—Accelerated Service. Because we value and appreciate your feedback, we have discovered that saving time is a top priority. And because we make a sincere effort to be receptive and reactive to your suggestions, we have implemented Accelerated Service. We want to reduce your waiting time for routine service as much as possible. Our hope is to reduce your wait time while still maintaining the high quality of repair and inspection services our customers have grown accustomed to.
When you bring your vehicle by for routine service or minor repairs, it will receive the attention of two of our factory-trained Toyota Certified technicians, along with the experienced supervision of one of our Toyota Master Certified Technicians. Each team member tackles certain responsibilities, which improves their efficiency, consistency, and reduces the likelihood of making mistakes. Our inspection and service process has been choreographed to be more precise and efficient, all while staying within the strict guidelines of Toyota requirements.
What really sets our Accelerated Service apart from quick lubes and other service departments is the addition of an expeditor. The expeditor is a service advisor who helps in the shop instead of the service drive. The expeditor communicates constantly with the Accelerated Service technicians regarding the repair process and inspection results. They act as a bridge between the technicians and the client, clearly and quickly translating inspection results to the client. While your vehicle is undergoing Accelerated Service, it will receive a comprehensive Toyota-endorsed multipoint inspection. Our expeditor will quickly, but carefully, explain the results of this inspection so you can make informed decisions regarding your vehicle.
Toyota of Greenville is always ready to make your experience at our dealership as productive and pleasant as possible. We hope the addition of Accelerated Service to our Service Department will help with this. Call or contact us online today or visit our website to schedule your service appointment. Our technicians are standing by to provide fast, effective service.
30,000 new Highlander models every year and 300 new jobs by 2016
One of the most effective midsize sport utility vehicles, the Toyota Highlander, is in high demand. That’s why Toyota recently decided to invest $100 million into its Indiana plant. The expansion of Highlander production into Indiana’s East Plant will create 300 new jobs and is expected to produce an estimated 30,000 new Highlanders every year! Keep reading for details from Toyota of Greenville.
According to Toyota Indiana President Norm Bafunno in a press release, “Establishing Highlander…between the East and West plants increases our ability to meet customer needs for our outstanding products. This exciting news is a true testament to the capability of our hard-working and dedicated team members.” This news certainly shows off the success of the Highlander, which is only built at Toyota Indiana. The plant exports vehicles to the far corners of the U.S. as well as Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Here at Toyota of Greenville, we are excited to see more of these popular models on the road. To test drive the Highlander or any of our other new Toyota inventory, please schedule an appointment online today.
As the colors of the leaves change, so do your vehicle’s service needs. Fall service is all about recovering from long summer road trips while also preparing for fall rainstorms and impending cold weather. At Toyota of Greenville, we’ve put together a fall service checklist so you can prepare now and avoid road emergencies in the future. Schedule a service visit today and we’ll make sure you and your vehicle can make the transition to colder temperatures, worry-free.
As with any seasonal transition, your tire pressure is going to react to the temperature change, so make sure to keep your tires inflated to your manufacturer recommended PSI. Especially in the fall, it’s also essential that you check your tire tread. If your tread is too low during rainy fall days and icy wintery weather, it will be difficult to maintain safe contact with the road. Keep yourself safe by checking your tread now before entering dangerous driving situations.
As with tire tread, your brakes are your ultimate safety net, and it behooves you to make sure your safety net is intact before you need it. Ensure that a brake check is included at your seasonal service visit to avoid any stress stopping on the road.
Regular oil changes are your car’s service bread and butter. Stick to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and get an oil change if your car needs it so it’s in tip-top shape throughout the season.
Filter check, coolant check, hoses check
Your filters, coolant, and hoses work behind the scenes to keep your car running the way it should. The fall is the perfect time to make sure your oil, gas, and air filters are in good condition, your coolant has been changed in the past two years, and your thermostat, heater, and defroster are working properly. Also check that your hoses are not leaking or soft. If they are, replace immediately.
Your car’s battery takes a beating in colder weather, so take advantage of the fall season to check up on your battery. Batteries older than four years may not make it through another cold season, so replace now to avoid waking up to a dead battery and a spoiled morning.
HVAC and wiper blades
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems contribute to both your interior comfort and your safety, especially in colder weather. Without a working heating system, forget defrosting in the late fall and winter months. While you’re checking your HVAC system, take a look at your wiper blades as well. They should be changed every six months, generally, and new blades will give you greater visibility during fall storms.
Winter emergency kit
Typical road emergency kits include the standard jumper cables and other supplies, but it’s a good idea to add some tools to your kit now to prepare for cooler conditions. Stock up on gloves, boots, blankets, flares, tire chains, flashlights, and some sand or kitty litter to provide traction in slippery situations. Also include a small shovel in case you need to get gravel, debris, or snow out of your way if you’re stuck. You may not end up using anything in your kit, but especially as the weather cools, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Introducing a new 3D Heads-Up Display, a redesigned Automated Highway Driving Assist feature, and more
Toyota is a brand that has always been known for the reliability, affordability, and safety of its vehicles. But what about technology? Toyota is always working on the latest technological advancements, the latest of which are designed to move toward an accident-free driving experience.
Recently, the automaker introduced a number of exciting vehicle technologies at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar (TASS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though these new features are not yet complete, they do reveal just how hard Toyota has been working towards its goal. Better yet, they give us a glimpse of the future of driving. Toyota of Greenville has more.
The major showcase at TASS was Toyota’s Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system. This feature integrates a number of new technologies. The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) ensures a safe distance from vehicles at all times to reduce the risk of a rear collision. It also monitors other vehicles on the road to help drivers find that sweet spot of optimal safety while on the highway. Lane Trace Control (LTC) calculates an appropriate driving path using cameras and wave radar to detect where lines fall on the road. It also takes into account where other vehicles are to ensure the safest route possible. Finally, the Predictive & Interactive Human Machine Interface (HMI) helps transition drivers smoothly between manual and automated driving.
Other technologies included SPAD LIDAR, or Single Photon Avalanche Diode / Light Detection and Ranging. Using high-resolution radars and cameras, it is able to detect the position and shapes of obstacles at any time of the day or night. Though it is not yet available on vehicles, it is smaller and more applicable than ever and will surely be a key feature in future automated vehicle technology.
Toyota’s 3D Heads-Up Display (HUD) was also showcased. The interactive 3D display will reveal traffic conditions, important vehicle information and much more on your vehicle’s windshield. Not only is this feature convenient, but it is also safe as you will no longer have to look at your phone or down at the console to receive important information.
These are just a few of the cutting-edge safety technologies Toyota has been working on. To learn more about the future of driving, contact us at Toyota of Greenville today. Whether you want to drive away in a new Toyota, or simply want to learn more about Toyota technology, our friendly staff is here to help!
Families get fun and creative online with Toyota's all-new 'Swagger Wagon'
It takes some truly creative minds to develop the amazing technologies and designs that encompass each and every Toyota vehicle. But in a recent twist, Toyota has turned to families for inspiration, in what amounts to the first-ever online reveal of a Toyota vehicle.
At the center of it all is the redesigned 2015 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle’s recent online debut saw Toyota partnering with parents and families, and asking them to flex their creative muscles by producing their own short, humorous, and good-natured videos highlighting the many qualities of Toyota’s latest minivan. The overall goal was to exhibit how the 2015 Sienna inspires real families in their daily lives in fun and imaginative ways.
“Today’s parents are embracing their life stage and those relatable family moments that make us laugh and feel connected,” said Jack Hollis, vice president of Toyota Division marketing at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc in a press release. “The 2015 Toyota Sienna seizes that same spirit of fun, everyday experiences with family and fits into the modern family dynamic. That is why Toyota chose to introduce the newest ‘Swagger Wagon’ to the world through a creative lens.”
Indeed, Toyota’s latest “Swagger Wagon” truly offers something for the entire family. From its upscale interior, to its improved handling and family-focused technology, the 2015 Toyota Sienna is genre-defining vehicle that continues to improve with age.
Standout features include an available Driver Easy Speak feature that uses the Sienna’s built-in microphone to amplify the driver's voice through the rear speakers so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back. There’s even an available Dual-View, Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system that makes the Sienna’s backseat a favorite destination for kids.
We’re really excited about the all-new Toyota Sienna and we think you will be too once you’ve experience all that is has to offer. For more information on the 2015 Toyota Sienna, be sure to contact or visit our dealership today.
The word “Corolla” is almost a synonym for things durable and reliable, but the 2014 Toyota Corolla also brings to mind the following words: spicy, exciting, and emotional. The market, to this point, has proven that it’ll take a car that can go a dozen years or longer with minimal maintenance and not miss a beat, and that’s why the Toyota Corolla has taken the title as the world’s best-selling car of all time. With ongoing global production sitting currently at about 40 million units since its introduction in 1966, the Toyota Corolla has undergone a number of revisions—but none as drastic and exciting as the 2014 Toyota Corolla.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla maintains the hard-earned core-values of being an economical, practical, and exceptionally well-built sedan. Seating five in comfort, the 2014 Corolla maintains its proven 1.8-liter engine and choice of manual (six-speed) or automatic transmissions (four-speed or CVT).
What’s new is the overall look and feel of the car. Clearly inspired by Toyota’s Furia concept, the new 2014 Corolla sports a far more aggressive front end treatment, sharply creased character lines that carry through from fenders to quarter panel, and highly styled and aggressive available alloy wheels. The interior is highly competitive, both for the compact segment in which it resides, and even in comparison to larger, more expensive players. There is a large, attractive, and well-laid-out infotainment system that dominates the console, with intuitive functions available by touch. Entune™ Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite is available on upper trims.
The seats are also stand-outs in their class, being both firm and well supported without being hard. Even back-seat passengers will enjoy the fruits of Toyota engineer’s packaging efforts–the ever-so-slightly larger 2014 Corolla’s increased dimensions are especially apparent to rear-seat passengers.
On the road, the lengthened wheelbase allows for better use of the Macpherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear–the Corolla corners with a cat-like readiness previously unseen in the model. The engine revs freely and pulls eagerly, and the gearing of the four-speed auto or six-speed manual transmissions are well positioned to make use of the power band. Even the CVTi-S (available on all trim lines aside from the base “L”) provides a direct and linear feel. Toyota engineers miraculously removed the “rubber-band” feel so often associated with CVTs.
Nomenclature remains virtually unchanged with the 2014 Corolla. The base model is the L, with an increase in furnishings in the LE. Those wanting more standard appointments and a sportier feel can opt for the Corolla S. Fuel economists may prefer the new LE Eco model, with several key differences over the other models that optimize the already competitive mileage even further.
This is the Corolla the world has been waiting for: a stalwart of durability, reliability and economy, wrapped in a sexy and fun-to-drive package. It’s the best of both worlds.
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Dedicated fandom is one thing, but dedicated tailgating takes football frenzy to a whole new level. When proper tailgating is involved, football is not a game. It is an event. Nay, it is a lifestyle. Make every tailgate a success with these top tips.
Save yourself a whole trunk of worry by making a list of all the supplies you’ll need for the big day, then check them off as you pack. You can then use the same list when you’re cleaning up to make sure you don’t leave anything in the lot. If you’re a regular tailgater, laminate that list and reuse it weekend after weekend.
Freeze Water Bottles
Easiest trick in the book. Freeze a pack of water bottles the night before, and throw them into your cooler instead of ice. After the sun has done its damage, you’ll be left with cool, crisp, bottled water instead of a sad puddle of dirty water that used to be ice.
Prepack and pre-freeze burgers, steaks, and kabobs in their marinade. Your meaty morsels will begin to thaw during transport and they’ll be ready for the grill. This trick also decreases the possibility of spoiling during the drive, especially in the midst of game day traffic.
It’s no use setting up for the party if the party can’t find you! Bring a recognizable helium balloon, or another bright marker, to distinguish your set-up from the rest of the swarming crowds. It may be tempting, but make sure you avoid balloons decorated with your team colors. They’ll be harder to find.
Wait before you head for the waste basket! That cup carrier and plastic cups can be converted into a makeshift veggie tray, and that cardboard six pack holder is a fantastic condiment caddy. Best of all, you don’t have to take them with you when you’re done.
Imagine this: you cook a mouthwatering burger, place it on a grill-toasted bun, and now all you need is…wait. You forgot the ketchup. The horror. Don’t let this be you. Pack a football-first-aid-kit, including utensils, sauces, napkins, can openers, trash bags, sunscreen, and anything else you may need. Your emergency toolkit could make the difference between a tailgate touchdown and a crash before kickoff.
Plastic for Dishes, Metal for Coal
It’s easy to forget about clean up, until you are left with a bunch of dirty dishes and nowhere to store them. Bring a plastic tub to load up with spoiled dishes, and a metal container to store hot tools and coal you want to reuse. Your clean trunk will thank you.
If you follow all these tips, there’s no doubt your tailgate will top all the rest. Carry on, tailgate champion, and show your rivals how it’s done.
Are you tired of the current décor inside your home? Discover ways to spruce up your home to match the fall season. The shades of autumn are warm and inviting and lend themselves well to vibrant touches of color when you add creative accessories.
The living room
Fall color trends utilize neutral tan walls and gray-toned fireplaces with facades in ceramic or marble tiles. Add chocolate-brown-colored drapes in a sheer fabric to make your living room elegant and welcoming. Buy leather chairs in a rich shade of dark brown and mix them with a fabric sofa in orange tones. Make use of area rugs that incorporate the autumn hues of orange, red, and yellow.
Your bedroom is your haven, so its interior colors should be relaxing and soothing. Choosing natural wood furniture adds warmth and makes a statement for a traditional or country-inspired décor. Repaint the walls in a complementary shade of green and use a natural wallpaper color like jute or sea grass to add texture on one or two walls. Use bold autumn-colored bedding, throw pillows, and candles to complete the fall season theme.
Brighten up your kitchen using yellow or gold on your walls that offer a cheery contrast to dark wood cabinets or paint your cabinets in golden hues. Consider mixing the color palette and use a complementary shade of green on your lower cabinets rather than making them all the same color. Use a mixture of browns, grays, and white for your backsplash. Gather fall produce in large bowls with gourds, pumpkins, corn, and even late tomatoes and delicious fresh apples.
Fall season accessories
Maybe you don’t want to completely redecorate your home. You can still spruce up your home to match the fall season without spending a lot of money. Following are less expensive ways to achieve a fresh look in your home:
- Use slipcovers. If your furniture favors a spring or summer theme, cover them with earth-toned slip covers in the fall that will also work well over winter.
- Throw blankets and pillows. Use the vibrant shades of autumn in throw blankets and pillows. Wildlife patterns add interest, and creative use of texture makes any space inviting and interesting.
- Feature a fireplace. If yours has a painted mantel, spruce it up using a new color. Add a big basket of firewood on the hearth and dried, natural berries placed strategically around photos and contrasting colored candles (using globes for safety).
- Use plaid selectively. Lively plaid adds another cozy fall touch when used as an accessory. Consider reupholstering a chair seat in a plaid print with browns, black, oranges or reds, or plaid-print pillows. Just remember that a little plaid goes a long way.
If you prefer a warm and inviting home that shouts “cozy” to your guests, you can’t go wrong when you choose fall season colors to spruce up your home.
Maintaining your tires’ pressure may seem like a chore, and doing so often finds a place at the bottom of to-do lists. But checking your tire pressure is crucial not only for ensuring good fuel efficiency, but also--and much more importantly--your own safety. Your tires are one of your car’s first safety defenses, and under-inflated or over-inflated tires can compromise your car’s stability on the road, as well as its ability to corner and brake effectively. Without the correct pressure, it is even possible that the tires will fail completely, which could cause a serious road traffic accident.
If the tire pressure is too high, less of the tire surface is actually touching the road. This means that your tires are bouncing off rather than gripping the road, which leads to an uncomfortable ride, poor traction, longer stopping distances, and uneven tire wear.
If the tire pressure is too low, the opposite occurs, and too much of the tire’s surface touches the road. This will lead to the tires wearing too soon, and could also cause overheating and tread separation, as well as potentially damaging the wheels.
Tire pressure needs to be checked at varying intervals, both as part of a regular servicing schedule and as part of your own general auto maintenance. Ideally, the pressure in your car tires should be checked at least monthly, based on average driving mileage. The technician at your local dealership should carry out this check for you as part of any routine service procedure, but you will also need to carry out routine checks yourself. Your technician will be able to advise whether there are any other problems with the tire condition and may recommend a replacement.
Regular pressure checks are vital to ensure that your tires remain in the best condition. You may not be aware, for example, that your tires have been damaged in the process of driving by a sharp object or obstruction in the road. The loss of pressure may be fairly gradual, such that you cannot easily notice the difference while driving, even though you are suffering a reduction in overall handling capability.
It is also important to check tires monthly, due to seasonal changes in air temperature and the impact they have on tire pressure. The pressure inside your tires drops by about one pound per square inch with every ten-degree drop in the outside temperature. Just because you checked your tires in the summer, therefore, the pressure may no longer be suitable in the winter.
Regular pressure checks help you diagnose problems with your tires early on. A small drop in pressure, for example, may be due to a small area of damage that can be treated without replacing the whole tire. If this is left too long, however, the damage may worsen, meaning that a full replacement--and a more sizable financial outlay--will be required. Regular pressure checks are a good preventative measure and can save you money in the long run.
Always check your tire pressure before and after a particularly long journey, too. Prior to the journey, you want to be satisfied that the car is in the right condition, and after a long trip, you need to check that you haven’t incurred any damage.
Checking your tire pressure is a simple, quick, and easy check that can be carried out on a regular basis. For a small amount of effort monthly, you can save yourself time and money later down the line, and you can drive in the knowledge that your car is as safe as possible.
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