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Toyota Tacoma

Looking for a new truck? What about one that can go anywhere and do anything? Welcome the 2016 Toyota Tacoma – a midsize pickup truck that offers strong off-road capabilities, a powerful engine, and a tow rate up to 6,800 pounds. The 2016 Tacoma will take care of your needs, so it only makes sense for you to take care of its needs. One way to do so is to pay attention to your Tacoma's engine. Continue reading to learn how to be a proactive part of your engine's health.

Regular Oil Changes: One of the most important things you can do for your Tacoma (and any other car or truck for that matter) is to provide it with regular oil changes. Oil changes help keep the internal parts of your engine well lubricated so it does not overheat. Going too long between oil changes – or never changing it at all – can lead to serious, irreversible engine damage.

Keep Cooling System Working Properly: Another way to keep your Tacoma's engine from overheating is to make sure the cooling system is working properly. The best way to do this is to make sure your truck's cooling system always has the proper amount of coolant (a.k.a. radiator fluid). Coolant works by circulating through the engine, to the radiator, and back again in order to ensure it stays cool. Without coolant, your truck's engine will quickly overheat.

Regularly Replace Air Filter: Just as you require air to breathe and continue working as you should, so does your truck's engine. This is why truck's require air filters. Air filters work to provide your engine with a constant, unrestricted flow of air. However, air filters become dirty and clogged over time. The best way to keep a steady flow of air flowing to your engine, be sure to replace air filters regularly.

Check For Leaks: An easy way to keep your truck's engine running smoothly is to check for any leaks that may have sprung. The intense heat and pressure that occurs under your truck's hood can cause engine hoses to become old and cracked. Two main leaks to watch out for are oil and antifreeze leaks. These fluids leaking from your engine should never be looked over, otherwise you can expect overheating and other damages to happen. From time to time, pop your truck's trunk and inspect hoses for any problems. Another simple way to check your truck for leaks is by looking on the ground underneath it. If you see any puddles on the ground beneath your truck, take it to see a mechanic for further inspection.

Looking for more tips and tricks to keep your 2016 Toyota Tacoma running its best? Just ask us! Visit our Toyota dealership, located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Findlay Toyota: Southwest's leading auto dealer specializing in new and used Toyota carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Serving Las Vegas, Winchester, Henderson, Enterprise, Summerlin and Reno, Nevada; Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Kingman, Arizona; St. George, Utah; and Post Falls, Idaho.


This entry was posted in Findlay Toyota and tagged new Toyota Tacoma, newToyotas, Toyota trucks, trucks Las Vegas Nevada, popular trucks, engine care, car and truck maintenance, engine maintenance on 05/17/2016 at 8:59 PM

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser is a timeless icon with over 60 years of consumer loyalty. What makes it such a sought-after ride? In a nutshell, the Land Cruiser offers an excellent combination of off-road skill, luxury on-road comfort, and the true refinement so well-known to the Toyota brand – and it only gets better over time. The 2016 Land Cruiser continues its mighty reign as the most admirable SUV. Here are some reasons to opt for this unbeatable ride.

Durability: The Land Cruiser has proven itself for decades with its off-road capabilities and the 2016 is no different – if anything, it's only gotten better. The 2016 Land Cruiser houses a V8 engine that creates 381 horsepower with 401 pound-feet of torque – a combo that makes this an SUV a master of all terrains. It also has enough power to pull a maximum load of 8,100 pounds – a seriously capable number for a seriously capable SUV.

The Land Cruiser also boasts some serious off-road systems, such as a locking center differential, entitled the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. This system electronically adjusts the stabilizer bars for improved on-road handling or maximum off-road capability. Other systems include:

  • Multi-Terrain Select: tailors the stability and traction control settings to specific surfaces.

  • Five-Speed Crawl Control: a low-speed off-road cruise control.

  • Off-Road Turn Assist: applies brakes to the inside wheels to improve turning response around corners.

Space: Many vehicles claim to offer abundant space, but as we all know, this is far from accurate. The 2016 Land Cruiser, on the other hand, provides an interior that is spacious, as well as functional. In fact, it's more functional than any other three-road SUV on the market. The Land Cruiser seats up to eight passengers, and second-row seats slide forward to provide more room to recline – a major win for comfort.

High-Tech Features: It's not just about the capabilities the 2016 Land Cruiser shows off-road that makes it such a spectacular SUV. It is also a winner on-road with a luxury interior full of all of the latest high-tech features. The 2016 Land Cruiser includes an upscale range of technology, such as a nine-inch touchscreen and control layout, multi-terrain off-road camera system, navigation system, dual-screen entertainment system, 14-speaker sound system, and more.

An Iconic History: If something is deemed worthy enough to be labeled an icon, it's obvious that it has a well-loved and rich history. The Land Cruiser is a timeless icon that scores top marks time after time, proving that it is trustable, reliable, and a people pleaser. For a vehicle, it's hard to find much better qualities than these.

To make the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser your own, visit our dealership in Las Vegas, NV.

Findlay Toyota: Southwest's leading auto dealer specializing in new and used Toyota carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Serving Las Vegas, Winchester, Henderson, Enterprise, Summerlin and Reno, Nevada; Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Kingman, Arizona; St. George, Utah; and Post Falls, Idaho.


This entry was posted in Findlay Toyota and tagged new Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser, iconic vehicles, iconic SUVs, Toyota, SUVs, new SUVs, durable SUVs, Spacious SUVs, suvs in Las Vegas on 05/17/2016 at 5:59 PM

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has always had respectable fuel economy, whether you opt for an older 2000 model or a brand new 2016. But, as summer already taunts many of us with high temperatures, you may be wondering how to keep your fuel economy from plummeting. When hot temperatures hit, one of the main reasons you can experience a decrease in fuel economy is from using the air conditioning. In fact, using the AC in hot weather can cause fuel economy to lower by over 25 percent.

The obvious solution would be to turn off the air conditioner or roll down the windows, however these methods serve problems of their own. One, your passengers, as well as yourself, will melt into a sweaty puddle; and two, lowering windows make your car less aerodynamic, which causes lower fuel economy. Since neither of these ideas are too worthwhile, here are some easy ways to boost your fuel economy when hot weather strikes this summer.

  • The cooler the temperature you set your air conditioning to, the more fuel your car uses. To avoid wasting unnecessary gas, set your AC as high as you can while still staying comfortable.

  • Rolling windows down when driving at fast highway speeds is a sure-fire way to lower your fuel economy. However, during slow city or suburban driving, rolling down the windows won't put near as big a dent in fuel economy as seen when driving fast.

  • When you first start driving, instead of cranking up the AC, roll the windows down. This will help hot air escape from your car without putting stress on your AC or your gas tank.

  • Letting your car idle is an easy way to burn fuel while attaining zero miles to the gallon. Avoid idling when possible so you won't waste fuel. Also, don't turn on the AC while idling unless you want to burn even more gas.

  • Parking in the sun will cause you to need more air conditioning to cool the interior – and passengers – down. To avoid this, try to park in shaded spots or use a sunshade on the windshield so your car won't become as hot.

For more fuel-saving tips and tricks, visit our dealership in Las Vegas, NV.

Findlay Toyota: Southwest's leading auto dealer specializing in new and used Toyota carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Serving Las Vegas, Winchester, Henderson, Enterprise, Summerlin and Reno, Nevada; Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Kingman, Arizona; St. George, Utah; and Post Falls, Idaho.


This entry was posted in Findlay Toyota and tagged fuel economy, how to save gas, boost fuel economy, tips to save gas, toyota in Las Vegas, new Toyota Corolla on 05/17/2016 at 5:58 PM

Toyota Highlander

Summer is playfully dancing before us making it all too easy to daydream of trips to the beach, weekends at the lake, and other fun adventures. When it comes to family travel plans, there is no better way to drive than onboard the 2016 Toyota Highlander. A refined interior, a functional cabin design, and seating up to eight are just a few of the many perks this SUV offers. But, in order to ensure your Highlander stays in optimal summer travel condition, there are several things you should do before hitting the road. Follow this checklist to make your summer travel plans run smoothly.

Check Fluids: Just as you survive on water, your vehicle runs on fluids, too. They include: coolant, oil, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, etc. To avoid potential car troubles on the road, be sure to check all fluids to make sure they are adequately filled and topped off. And while you're at it, pack some waters for you and your crew, too!

Inspect Tires: If you tend to ignore your tires, don't feel bad. Tires are easily one of the most ignored parts of a car. But before you leave town, it is vital to check your tires for any severe wear and tear. Treads should be at least 1/16th” or 1.6mm. Any lower and you risk hazards on the road like hydroplaning or blowouts. Also, make sure all tires are filled with the proper amount of air – and don't forget to check the spare!

Change Oil: Changes are, you are probably near time to get your car's oil changed, and there's no better time than before traveling to get this task done. Oil changes are by far one of the simplest and cheapest maintenance tasks you can do for your car. Not only does it make certain your car has enough oil, it also provides it with fresh oil that will better aid in keeping your engine running smoothly.

Check Air Filter: While getting your oil changed, this is also the perfect time to get your car's air filter checked. Air filters work to keep any debris from getting inside the engine, along with proving it with a continuous supply of air. Unfortunately, air filters become dirty and clogged over time, which will starve your engine of the air it needs to work efficiently.

Check Lights and Turn Signals: Lights and turn signals are crucial in order to see when it is dark or rainy, as well as to let other drivers known your intentions. So if you plan to travel via car this summer, it only makes sense to check that all lights and turn signals are functioning properly. Replace any bulbs that need changing, and purchasing a spare set of bulbs to keep in your car is always a good just-in-case plan.

For more summer travel tips, just ask us when you visit our dealership in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Findlay Toyota: Southwest's leading auto dealer specializing in new and used Toyota carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Serving Las Vegas, Winchester, Henderson, Enterprise, Summerlin and Reno, Nevada; Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Kingman, Arizona; St. George, Utah; and Post Falls, Idaho.


This entry was posted in Findlay Toyota and tagged Toyota Highlander, new SUVS, top travel vehicles, top SUVS, prep your car for summer, summer travels, toyota travels on 05/17/2016 at 5:54 PM

Toyota Service

It's no secret, car paint scratches easily. A bag set upon the trunk, keys bumping against the door, a shopping car running into the side … you name it, and it probably causes paint damage. While you may think removing every day scratches is meant for professionals only, think again! Sure, you can take your car to a professional for touch-ups, but in a time where sites like Pinterest are favored by many, there's never been a better time to DIY.

To remove a scratch from your car, here's what you'll need.

  • 3,000 grit sandpaper

  • microfiber towel

  • polishing compound

  • polishing pads

  • dual action (DA) polisher unit

There are many types of scratches your car may endure. Here are a few to know, along with the steps on how to remove them.

 

Clear-Coat Scratch: Clear-coat scratches are minor scratches that do not go through the clear coat into your car's paint color. These types of scratches can typically be polished out with a polishing compound.

  1. Clean the scratch and the area surrounding it to remove any dirt.

  2. Apply a small amount of polishing compound to a polishing pad.

  3. Polish a small area at a time. After many strokes, use a clean, microfiber cloth to buff the area dry.

  4. Check your progress often to see if the scratch is still visible. If necessary, repeat steps two and three. Be sure to sand slowly to avoid sanding through your car's exterior clear-paint coat.

Base-Coat/Primer Scratch: If the scratch you are trying to remove goes beneath the base-coat paint color, or primer, this is considered a base-coat/primer scratch. For these types of scratches, you will need to get matching paint.

  1. Clean the scratch and the surrounding area to remove any oils or wax.

  2. Carefully apply primer or color to the scratch. This will leave you with paint overlapping the scratch. While you want to minimize any over-lapping, it's okay if some does occur.

  3. Let paint cure overnight, or longer.

  4. Using a sponge or rubber block covered with 600- or 1000-grit wet-or-dry sandpaper until the surface of the paint you applied is completely smooth. Be sure to work slowly, stopping often in order to clean the area and check your progress.

  5. Using a polishing compound over the sanded spot.

  6. Repeat previous steps if the area is not level.

  7. Don't wax your car for 30 days to ensure your work stays put.

For more car tips, visit our dealership in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Findlay Toyota: Southwest's leading auto dealer specializing in new and used Toyota carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Serving Las Vegas, Winchester, Henderson, Enterprise, Summerlin and Reno, Nevada; Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Kingman, Arizona; St. George, Utah; and Post Falls, Idaho.


This entry was posted in Findlay Toyota and tagged car maintenance, car scratches, car scratch removal, automotive repair, DIY car scratch removal, toyota repair, toyota paint, henderson toyota dealer on 04/27/2016 at 9:09 PM

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