Category Archives: Safety

A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Toyota Camry.

Toyota to debut updated safety technology with 2021 Camry release

How is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? 

We have recently learned about some of the important changes that will be included with the release of the 2021 Toyota Camry (more on that soon). While reading the available information, something we didn’t know was coming jumped off the page – Toyota is introducing another new version of its suite of active safety systems. So, how is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ different? The most important thing to point out is that the overall functionality of TSS 2.5+ will remain the same. Engineers and other safety experts really sanded off a few more rough edges of the system which had the effect of improving the systems’ overall performance. The new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ features put the automaker even further ahead of the competition. Let’s take a closer look.  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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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 >>

Lineup of three 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid models

How Far Can I Drive a 2020 RAV4 Hybrid on One Tank of Gas?

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Fuel Economy and Safety Features

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid lineup is made up of the LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. Each model in the RAV4 Hybrid lineup offers an impressive fuel economy rating that is sure to make every driver want to make the switch to a hybrid vehicle. From the vehicle’s driving range to its lineup of standard safety features, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is changing the way drivers view their time on the road. Keep reading to learn more about the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid fuel economy and safety features.   Read the rest of this entry >>

How Can I Stay Safe While Using Rideshare?

Rideshare Safety Tips and Tricks for Travelers

Popular rideshare apps add convenience to our everyday lives. Whether we need a ride to work, the airport, or a trip downtown, rideshare allows us to get where we need to go quickly and easily. However, despite the popularity of rideshare, there are a few risks that come along with using apps like Uber and Lyft. This guide is going to dive into some rideshare safety tips and tricks for travelers to help you stay safe while using rideshare. Read the rest of this entry >>

Rear view of 2020 Toyota Avalon driving

Does the 2020 Avalon Have Cornering Lights?

2020 Toyota Avalon Safety and Security Features

With each new model from the Toyota brand comes new and exciting features, both standard and available. The 2020 Toyota Avalon is no exception and the lineup of safety and security features this model has to offer are enough to make any driver want to take a trip to the Serra Toyota of Decatur dealership. This guide is going to breakdown what safety and security features you can expect from the 2020 Toyota Avalon and show you why these features are worth switching vehicles for. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Understanding Toyota Tire Lifespans

How to Know When Your Toyota Needs New Tires

The health of your tires can turn an accident into a close call. Worn down tread, improper inflation, and unbalanced tires can all create dangerous situations on the road. Understanding the lifespan of your tires a knowing when your vehicle needs new ones can make for a safer experience out on the open road. Continue reading to learn how you can determine when your Toyota needs a new set of tires. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Recalls: Understanding What a Recall Means and What to Do Next

What Do I Do If My Toyota Vehicle is Recalled?

Every now and then we hear about vehicle recalls but it’s not too often that we hear about our own vehicle being affected. If you’ve come across news that your vehicle make and model has been recalled, whether you hear it online or via direct mail, you may be wondering what steps you need to take next. This guide is going to help you understand what a vehicle recall means and what you need to do if your Toyota vehicle is recalled. Continue reading to find out all you need to know. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car Seat Safety Infographics and How-To Video

How Do I Test My Car Seat Installation? 

June is National Safety Month and one of the most important safety checks in your vehicle is testing your car seat installation. Ensuring that a car seat is properly installed is critical when it comes to driving with infants and children. But how do you test that your car seat is properly installed? These car seat safety infographics and tips are here to help you make sure that your car seat is safe for your child.  

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How Does the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System Work?

Over the course of the past few production years, countless customers have been asking, “How does the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System work?” As one would expect, the automaker took note of all these inquiries and created an official video tutorial of the Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System. Always happy to provide our loyal customers with as much information as possible, our team at Toyota of Decatur has dug up said video tutorial and attached it to this blog. That said, keep on reading, check it out, and learn everything you need to know about this innovative system! Don’t forget to check out our extensive inventory while you’re at it! Read the rest of this entry >>