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Take a look at how we got here with the Toyota Tacoma

How long has the Toyota Tacoma been around? 

Pickup trucks are a uniquely American vehicle platform. In about a century of production, pickup trucks have been built in a wide range of sizes that can provide an even wider range of capabilities. One of the most popular vehicles in the class, the Toyota Tacoma, holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people. So, how long has the Toyota Tacoma been around? Quite a while. Obviously, the people at Toyota have been thinking about that question as well and turned to brand ambassador Andy Bell to look over the truck’s history. Our team was fascinated with this story and were very excited to share them with current and future customers. Take a look at what they found and let us know what you think. If you have any questions about what the 2020 Tacoma has to offer, make an appointment with a Toyota of Decatur product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Make sure all your electronics are free from coronavirus

How do I sanitize the electronics in my car? 

Everything in our lives is controlled by one kind of electronic device or another. In the time of COVID-19, we need to make sure that anything we use or even touch a lot gets properly cleaned. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize the electronics in my car,’ the team at Toyota of Decatur spoke with some of the service technicians that are a part of the dealership’s new vehicle sanitation service. Customers can bring their vehicles to the Toyota of Decatur Service Department and we’ll thoroughly disinfect the inside of your car, truck or SUV to make sure you and your family remains healthy. If you want to take care of this at home, let’s check out the information out team shared with one another.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Worried about working from home? These tips could make things a little easier

New Tips for Working From Home 

Keeping our distance from others is one of the only ways we have to stem the transmission of COVID-19. To accomplish many offices have closed and people are setting up temporary offices in kitchens, living room or anywhere they can carve out a space. Since this is a going to be a big change for people, our team did a little research to find some new tips for working from home. The videos we found came from various sources, all of which have a different take on the subject. Everyone at Toyota of Decatur wants to make sure that you and your family is as safe as possible. If there is something we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Vehicle service needs change as the miles roll by on the odometer

Toyota Maintenance Needs by Mileage Interval 

Making sure a vehicle owner keeps up with their vehicle’s scheduled maintenance requirements is something that everyone working in the Toyota of Decatur wants to impress upon our customers. Just like how people have different health needs as they age, the same is true for vehicles as they rack up miles on the odometer. Let’s take a look at Toyota maintenance needs by mileage interval so the next time you visit our, or any, service facility you will know exactly what is being done. To be sure, each Toyota vehicle will have slightly different maintenance requirements. A 2020 Toyota RAV4 will serve as our model for this purpose. However, there will be a lot of carryover among other cars, trucks and crossover SUVs in the automaker’s lineup.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Take a closer look at the Toyota crossover SUV lineup

Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUV has the most cargo volume near Decatur, AL? 

Toyota became one of the largest and most well-respected automakers in the world for any of several reasons. Its lineup of crossover SUV models no doubt played a major role in that success. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult for potential customers to make head-to-head comparisons without getting bogged down by the volumes of information available online. So, which 2020 Toyota crossover SUV has the most cargo volume near Decatur, AL? A few Toyota of Decatur product experts got together to compile this handy guide to the trio of vehicles that comprise the manufacturer’s crossover SUV. Each of the three models has something to offer its potential future owner. Let’s take a look at what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota of Decatur wants to make sure you’re as safe and healthy as possible

Tips for staying safe from COVID-19 at home 

The spread of COVID-19 has forced all of us to make some drastic changes to our daily lives. Certainly, the team working at Serra Toyota of Decatur has had to adapt to the shifting landscape to protect ourselves as well as our customers. We take this effort so seriously that our team thought it would be helpful to find some tips for staying safe from COVID-19 at home. The safety experts at Consumer Reports have produced a few videos that could be helpful. At the bare minimum we need to keep our distance from people for a while and keep washing our hands frequently. If there is anything we can do to help you through these tough times, please call 256-274-4354 to speak with one of our product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Do you need to get an oil change but also don’t want to leave the house? We can help

Toyota Service Available During Coronavirus Lockdown Near Decatur, AL 

It is entirely likely that your daily life has been interrupted by the COVID-19 virus and the statewide lockdown across the whole of Alabama. If you’re looking for Toyota Service available during coronavirus lockdown near Decatur, AL, Toyota of Decatur is here to help. Not only has our team managed to keep our service department open and ready to keep your vehicle as reliable as possible, but we’ve also introduced some new services that will make this as safe as possible. While you’re staying at home, you might also want to start or continue your search for a Toyota car, truck or SUV. Our dealership has also found some new ways to protect you from catching the virus. Let’s take a look at what is going on around the dealership.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Is synthetic oil all it’s cracked up to be? Almost certainly

Do Toyota cars, trucks or SUVs require synthetic oil? 

If there is a single lesson that every service technician working at Serra Toyota of Decatur would like people to learn is that they need to change their oil on time. While modern automobiles are more complex than ever, they are also more reliable than ever and improvements to petrochemical engineering have played a huge role in that area. So, do Toyota car, trucks or SUVs require synthetic oil? Unfortunately, with so many kinds of vehicles out on the road, serving an untold number of needs. For the best results in getting your vehicle to perform at a high level for as long as possible, always follow the owner’s manual. Let’s take a look at a few things you need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Here is what you need to know about the Alabama stay at home order

Alabama Stay at Home Order FAQs 

We are about a week into a widespread shutdown of businesses in the state of Alabama. There are still a few questions a lot people are having about the new era we are living through.  Many of the same questions you are having at home have come up with some people working at the Toyota of Decatur showroom. In order to avoid as much confusion as possible, we have put together this quick reference sheet of Alabama Stay at Home Order FAQs. As it applies to operations at Toyota of Decatur, we are still open as usual, offering a full slate of sales and service options. However, if that were to change, we will let you know through our website. Let’s see if we can answer some important questions about what is happening in other areas.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota kicks off program to help new car buyers through uncertain times

Toyota Deferred Payment Incentives near Decatur, AL 

There are likely very few people whose lives have not been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus. Some people might be working from home, if they haven’t been laid off entirely, and just about everyone is spending more time at home to help flatten the curve. To be sure, the way Toyota of Decatur is doing things has changed. You have probably already read about our efforts to keep our service department running. But have you heard about the Toyota deferred payment incentives near Decatur, AL? Just because people are staying home, that doesn’t mean people don’t need new vehicles. Our manufacturing partner has come up with an innovative way to help qualified buyers get what they need. This offer runs out at the close of business on April 30.   Read the rest of this entry >>