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Toyota parts discount
The Toyota of Naperville Service Department really wants you to get ready for winter. We have already discussed the importance of having your battery tested. But now we want to talk about getting some more services and getting those services with a Toyota parts discount. Because we really want you to have your vehicle in top shape for a potentially grueling winter, our service department will offer a series of coupons throughout the winter to entice you to come to us and get the maintenance you need. If you need to have these things done anyway, you might as well save some money in the process. (more…)
Right hand position on the steering wheel
Whenever we start talking about driver safety blog posts for the Toyota of Naperville Blog, the editorial discussion always devolves to a discussion about what things were like when many of us old timers (note: The oldest among us is 33) took drivers education. Without getting too upset at the kids for being on our lawn or using the term whippersnapper, it seems a lot has changed with behind the wheel training. In our day (cough), it was explained that having the right hand position on the steering wheel was important to maintaining proper and safe control of the vehicle. For a long time this meant holding on at 10 and 2. Boy, times have really changed. (more…)
Breast cancer survivor support in Naperville, IL
With the start of October upon us, we are about to covered in a wave of pink ribbons denoting this month as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given the utter devastation that this disease can bring to families, we couldn’t really think of a better reason to be overwhelmed with a message. You are probably going to be approached from several different angles to donate money or participate in any number of activities to raise money for breast cancer research. These are all worthy causes. The Toyota of Naperville Blog thought we would take a different approach and provide some resources for breast cancer survivor support in Naperville, IL.
Building Toyotas with Aluminum
Toyota Motor Corporation has long been on the cutting edge of vehicle design. Just recently the company announced that they will be moving from using steel as the primary material for their vehicles to building Toyotas with aluminum. Plans are still very much in the early stages of being worked out. This big announcement comes on the heels of another ambitious plan to bring cutting edge safety systems to every vehicle in the Toyota lineup. The next few years are going to be a very busy time for Toyota engineers and a very exciting time to be a Toyota customer. (more…)
Vision GT in Gran Turismo 6
If you have been following along with the Toyota of Naperville Blog for the last couple of weeks and months, you may have noticed that we are really excited about the development of the Toyota FT-1 concept vehicle. While there is still zero timeline available for when it or anything vehicle that could be developed from the FT-1 will be available, you can now drive it virtually. That’s right, the FT-1 concept vehicle is available, right now, for download as the Vision GT in Gran Turismo 6 on Playstation 3. Many of our co-workers, and their kids, have been eagerly awaiting this vehicle to arrive on the video game consoles. (more…)
2015 Toyota trucks for sale in Naperville, IL
Anybody in the area of Toyota of Naperville who has been holding out for the latest versions of 2015 Toyota trucks for sale in Naperville, IL are in luck. The 2015 Toyota Tundra and 2015 Toyota Tacoma are both available in our showroom and ready for you check out and drive home. Toyota trucks have come along way in the last few years, especially the Tundra that is coming of a revolutionary redesign from the 2014 model-year where the truck was essentially reinvented. The 2015 Tacoma has been a leader in the mid-size pickup truck segment of the industry for a long time but must and has been upgraded to meet the challenges from some competitors that are bringing their version of a mid-size truck back to market.
Toyota expanding safety systems
Toyota has long history of building some of the safest vehicles on the road with eight models that have received a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or was a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Using the most advanced techniques in manufacturing for distributing the force of a crash around the passenger cabin as well as in introduction of airbags have saved an untold amount of lives. As outstanding as these safety developments are, the next generation of Toyota safety technology will be designed to prevent crashes from happening in first place. (more…)
Second day of Chase Grid Live
Yesterday (Sept. 10) was the kickoff of the Chase Grid Live event sponsored by Toyota. Judging from the photos from the official Twitter account of Toyota Racing, it was a hit. Fans seemed equally interested in the various displays of Toyota Racing technology as they were captivated by the performance from Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. The free event continues through today at 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The rest of the events promise to be just as impressive for the second day of Chase Grid Live events. (more…)
Toyota Camry trunk lid
The Toyota Camry is, without question, one of the best-selling vehicles in the Toyota sedan family as well as in the automotive industry as a whole. Toyota has earned its reputation for building some of the world’s safest and most reliable vehicles by having one of the industry’s most rigorous quality assurance protocols. Even with all of the various systems, checks and balances in place sometimes some things slip through the cracks. It has become known that some Toyota Camry trunk lid problems have cropped up. In order to make this right with customers, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A will be offering Camry owners, a Warranty Enhancement Package. It is important to note, this is NOT a recall notice.
If you have been keeping up with the posts on the Toyota of Naperville Blog this week, you would have noticed our post on Monday about the Toyota FT-1 concept vehicle and its inclusion in the Gran Turismo franchise video game franchise. As a quick aside, the Gran Turismo franchise is important to cars like the FT-1 because of its place as a highly accurate driving simulator. As far the Toyota FT-1 goes, we have only seen the car in is bright red paint job, that makes it look like it’s going 70 mph while standing still. This was impressive on several fronts. That is until we saw the graphite-colored FT-1 version that was placed on display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival in California. (more…)