Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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Get to know the Toyota Wi-Fi system found in all crossover SUVs

Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs have Wi-Fi in Decatur, AL? 

The lineup of new Toyota crossover SUVs available at the Toyota of Decatur rank among the most technologically advanced in the entire automotive industry. Customers regularly visit our showroom with the same question, ‘Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs Wi-Fi in Decatur, AL?’ Our manufacturing partner had the good sense to include every single one of its crossover SUVs with the innovative 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. This includes the incredibly popular 2020 Toyota RAV, the three-row 2020 Toyota Highlander and the compact 2020 Toyota C-HRThe team of product experts working at the Toyota of Decatur showroom put together this handy guide to what this capability can do. Let’s take a look at what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are you sure you’re doing that right?

Automotive Hints and Tricks Videos 

The modern automobile is designed to be as easy as possible to own and operate. However, the trade-off is that convenience comes at the cost of incredible complexity. A lot of old notions about driving vehicles must be thrown out lest the vehicle is catastrophically damaged. These automotive hints and tricks videos are a great resource for re-educating the owners of cars, trucks and SUVs so they can count on them for years to come. A few Meridian Honda product experts did a little online research and found a few videos that they thought were particularly interesting. If there is something that isn’t answered here, we will likely continue to produce content like this in the future. However, you’re always invited to visit our showroom and our product experts will answer any question you have.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Some Toyota crossover SUVs have more capabilities than others, learn more today

Which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs have all-wheel-drive near Decatur, AL? 

Toyota has built one of the most impressive rosters of crossover SUVs in the entire global automotive industry. While each one is built to be a leader in its segment, not all Toyota crossover SUVs have the same capabilities. So, which 2020 Toyota crossover SUVs have all-wheel-drive near Decatur, AL? Of the models for sale or lease at the Toyota of Decatur showroom, the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota RAV4, as well as their hybrid variants, offer all-wheel-drive. Additionally, the 2021 Toyota Venza the newest hybrid crossover SUV, will have all-wheel-drive as standard equipment. Our team of product experts thought it would be helpful for people to learn a little about these models before they visit our facility. Let’s take a closer look at what potential buyers can expect to see.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Take a peek at the next step of Toyota technology with Remote Connect

How do I set up Toyota Remote Connect with my smartwatch? 

Technology is moving very quickly in the automotive industry. The first major upgrade came with the introduction of smartphone integration for applications from the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. More recently, Toyota has started a partnership with Amazon to extend the reach of a customer’s Alexa smart home digital assistant. The newly introduced Remote Connect system can help a driver know how much fuel is left in the tank and operate several features. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I set up Toyota Remote Connect with my smartwatch,’ we have some videos for you to watch. The steps are very easy to follow and clearly laid out in these materials. Let us know today if you have any questions.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota introduces new incentives to help customers find a new vehicle

Toyota Financial Incentives and Service Available in Decatur, AL 

Toyota of Decatur is very excited about working with our manufacturing partner and its financial services arm to help people afford a new vehicle during these uncertain timesThese new Toyota financial incentives and services available in Decatur, AL should help our customers find an affordable lease option for a vehicle that should meet their needs or budget. Also, we’re here to remind you that the Toyota of Decatur Service Department is open and ready to help you with any problem your vehicle might be having. Our service team can also safely disinfect your vehicle so you can find some peace of mind that the inside of your car, truck or SUV is as clean as possible. If you have any questions, please let us know today by calling 256-274-4354.  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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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 >>