A stock photo of a person washing their hands with hand-sanitizer.

Toyota of Decatur working to protect customers from COVID-19

Is it still safe to shop for cars in Decatur, AL? 

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is changing the way everyone goes about the way they’ve lived their lives on an almost hourly basis. We’ve had to focus on tasks and take measures that were forced upon us so suddenly that it just doesn’t seem real. The operations performed at the Toyota of Decatur showroom have also changed to meet these new demandsIf you have been wondering, ‘Is it still safe to shop for cars in Decatur, AL,’ let us be among the first to tell you, yes, it is. The dealership’s top brass has been very quick to adopt cleaning and sterilization guidelines as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control. We’ll continue to help customers meet their needs through sales and service as long as it is safe to do so. Take a look at some of the things we’re doing around the dealership.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota expands its roster of Wi-Fi connected vehicles for the 2020 model year

Which 2020 Toyota vehicles have a mobile hotspot in Decatur, AL? 

Traditional automotive elements like performance, fuel economy and safety are still important parts of the equation for buying a new vehicle. However, automakers like Toyota have really leaned hard into providing its drivers and their passengers with the latest technology to keep them connected to the world outside the vehicle. Features like a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that offers safe and convenient access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto have become almost universal across the manufacturer’s lineup. But Toyota wasn’t satisfied stopping there. So, which 2020 Toyota vehicles have a mobile hotspot in Decatur, AL?. Most 2020 Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans have this feature. For our purposes today we’ll just be focusing on the brand’s pickup trucks and crossover SUVs.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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If you have some free time, might as well do some (online) window shopping

What kind of TRD parts can I get for my Toyota vehicle? 

Toyota vehicles are built to come from the factory and into the driveways of customers with the kind of parts and components that will make each one a leader in its class. However, there is a not insignificant number of Toyota customers that have additional needs or are simply looking for unique ways to have their vehicle stand out from the crowd. These are the people who often ask a Toyota of Decatur product expert, ‘What kind of TRD parts can I get for my Toyota vehicle?’ A few years ago, that was a much easier question to answer. Now that the automaker has expanded its roster of TRD-equipped vehicles, there is no easy way start handing out information without knowing more. In order to get the conversation started, we thought these videos would provide a solid jumping off point. Schedule an appointment today to get more information.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What does an empty gas tank really mean?

How far will a Toyota car/truck/SUV go on empty? 

If you’ve ever unexpectedly run out of gas on the road, you will almost instantly remember that feeling. In our experience it feels like a combination of fear, shame and regret. Luckily, Toyota has joined several other automakers in providing drivers with a low fuel light to let them know that need to start looking for a place to fill the tank very soon. However, that hasn’t stopped people from asking our product experts, ‘How far will a Toyota car, truck or SUV go on empty?’ The exact numbers can depend on a lot of factors like the terrain being driving on and the overall health of the vehicle. However, our team of product experts has found a great website, www.tankonempty.com, that provides an average by individual model taken from crowd-sourced information.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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These videos can help you do some comparison shopping from home

Is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 better than other crossover SUVs? 

Even a brief glance around the Toyota of Decatur showroom will show just how important crossover SUVs are to buyers and the automotive industry as a whole. Our manufacturing partner produces these incredible vehicles in a variety of sizes and each of them are equipped to meet a variety of needs. But when someone visits us for the first time, they usually ask a version of the question, ‘Is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 better than other crossover SUVs?’ Without gushing too much, we’d have to say the popular platform makes a pretty strong case. Take a look at these video that compares the 2020 RAV4 against its top rivals from automakers like Chevrolet, Subaru and Nissan. If you like what you see, make an appointment to schedule a test drive with a Toyota of Decatur product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Don’t forget to add your vehicle to your cleaning routine during these times

How do I disinfect my car? 

At this point, you are probably working from home or spending valuable time trying to find various household staples in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic affecting every corner of our planet. You’re also probably washing your hands more and giving your house a vigorous deep cleaning. But have you also brought that level of cleaning out to your driveway? If you’re wondering, ‘How do I disinfect my car,’ the automotive experts staffing our team did a little research to give you the best information we could find. Hopefully, this will help you keep you and your family as healthy as possible and we will all be back to normal as quickly as possible.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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A pre-owned vehicle can be an outstanding investment, learn more today

Why is buying a used car a good idea?

Serra Toyota of Decatur is home to one of the largest and most diverse lineups of new Toyota vehicles in the area. But have you ever given our pre-owned inventory a look, that’s pretty incredible as well. If you’re looking for something affordable and reliable, you are probably also wondering, ‘Why is buying a used car a good idea?’ Luckily, the team of product experts at Toyota of Decatur has some very good reasons you should be visiting our dealership today. Whether you’re looking for a sedan, pickup truck or an SUV we have a pre-owned option that should be able to meet your needs and budget. Let’s take a look at why this makes good financial sense. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are you using the right kind of gas in your Toyota vehicle?

Do any Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline? 

There is so much changing with the new class of Toyota vehicles available at the Serra Toyota of Decatur showroom. These vehicles are ground-breaking in so many ways, that it has forced many of our customers to go back to basics and rethink they questions they ask during a visit to our facility. We’ve been hearing, ‘Do any Toyota vehicles require premium gasoline,’ quite a bit. Our team of product experts thought that this is an important enough question that we should get this information out to as many people as possible. For the most part, almost every new Toyota vehicle is designed to work with regular grade gasoline. However, there are still some things you need to know, and we’ll cover them below.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Toyota GR Supra parked in front a home.

Do you know everything you need to know about the Supra?

2020 Toyota GR Supra Feature and Equipment How-To Videos 

We really don’t have to try very hard to sell the all of the excitement packed into the Toyota GR Supra. The inaugural model is powered by one of the most powerful V-6 engines to ever be equipped with a Toyota vehicle. However, there are so many other systems working behind the scenes that help drivers take advantage of all of that performance while also helping the Supra function as a daily-driver. These new Toyota GR Supra feature and equipment how-to videos will help people get the most out of that vehicle. Our team has found materials explaining how the car’s various driving modes function, the Start/Stop switch and its programmable multimedia buttons. If you would like some additional help, stop by our showroom today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Have you locked in your St. Patrick’s Day plans yet?

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Decatur, AL 

Celebrating our Irish heritage, whether official or honorary, is always one of our favorite parts of March. Some members of the Toyota of Decatur team have been discussing the various 2020 St. Patrick’s Day events in Decatur, AL for a while now. It occurred to us that somewhere between a few to many regular readers of the Toyota of Decatur Blog might need some help finding something to do on the day. Our area has something for just about everyone, including an event being held in downtown Decatur that is appropriate for all ages. Our team has also identified a few other events that you might like if you’re going to be busy on any particular day. Let’s see what is available.   Read the rest of this entry >>