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Toyota breaks new ground using TRD Tundra

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Groundbreaking for the new Toyota facility

Groundbreaking for the new Toyota facility

Our manufacturing partners at Toyota have broken new ground on a $350 million facility in Texas that will house the company’s North American headquarters. Toyota has already procured the needed outside resources to finish the major project by late 2016 or the early parts of 2017. The Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz was among the many speakers during the groundbreaking for the new Toyota facility that also featured students from the local schools and several Toyota “Pioneers” that have already made the move to Texas in anticipation for the opening of the new HQ. At the center of the actual groundbreaking was a 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series pickup truck. (more…)

Toyota RND Concept to make world debut next week

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Toyota RND Concept

Toyota RND Concept

There have been several times where those of us working for the Toyota of Naperville Blog have touted Toyota’s position as a global leader in the automotive industry. Our manufacturing partners have made a big splash in the world of alternative fuels with the Toyota Mirai, the new production car using hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota is also among the industry leaders in offering hybrid vehicles, with at least a mild hybrid version of almost every car or SUV available at Toyota of Naperville. The next big leap Toyota is making is being shown off exclusively to our British cousins next week with the Toyota RND Concept.

UPDATE: As it turns out the Toyota RND Concept is just a joke put on by our friends at Toyota Europe. The Red Nose Day is held every other year in England in March and is concerted national effort to get people to contribute to charity for the day. This is very worthy cause. As Americans we weren’t in on the joke. However, we will still follow up on what comes of this. Sorry for the confusion. (more…)

Oculus Rift driving simulator new tool to teach lessons

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Oculus rift driving simulator

Oculus Rift Driving Simulator

The past 18 months or so have been full of efforts from Toyota and its TeenDrive365 program to promote better driving habits for new teen drivers as well as their parents. Toyota used the big stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to show off a new tool in the company’s educational venture. Toyota set up a driving simulator using Oculus Rift virtual reality technology to provide a very realistic rendering of a vehicle setting filled with potential distractions. The simulator has made a few stops with Toyota so far and has been among the most popular displays, as side from the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. (more…)

Toyotathon ends on Monday

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Toyotathon ends on monday

Toyotathon Ends on Monday

If you have been thinking that the current Toyotathon event has been going on forever and has no end in sight, that is just because we are working very hard to bring you the best possible deals on our lineup of excellent cars, minivans and SUVs. However, the current Toyotathon ends on Monday (Jan. 5). You will still have the weekend as well as until the end of business on Monday to take part in these leasing specials. Also don’t forget to ask about the new Illinois tax law that will help you save thousands of dollars over the life of your Toyota lease from Toyota of Naperville. (more…)

New Illinois tax law to benefit customers of Toyota of Naperville

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
New Illinois Lease Tax Law

New Illinois Tax Law

Starting today (Jan. 1), the cost of leasing any Toyota vehicle from our excellent inventory at Toyota of Naperville is about to drop considerably. A new that has gone into effect today changes the way the State of Illinois collects taxes on a lease. Illinois has joined every other state in the country by eliminating the tax collected on the capitalized cost of the lease, which would be the amount you would pay each month toward the final total. Taxes could be paid in one lump sum at the time of the lease signing or could be rolled into the monthly payments. The new Illinois lease tax law now only adds sales tax on what you pay monthly. This will result in you saving thousands of dollars per year. (more…)

New tax law raises limits on small business vehicle expenses

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
new tax law

New Tax Law for Small Business

If you own a business that owns fleet vehicles for business purposes, the federal government just delivered you some good news that will come in handy when you file your 2014 taxes. President Barack Obama has recently signed a new tax law a bill that increases the amount of money a business can expense on vehicles as business equipment from $25,000 to $500,000 under Section 179 expensing laws. In order to take advantage of this potential windfall, business must complete the vehicle purchase before Dec. 31. It is very important to speak with your usual tax preparer for more details how to make this new law work for your business. (more…)

Blood drive coming to Toyota of Naperville in December

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Donate blood in Naperville, IL

Donate blood in Naperville, IL

Toyota of Naperville believes in giving back to the community. One of the most important resources a community has that is its local blood supply. Historically, summer is the time of year that gets the most noticed message out there, but just because the weather turns colder doesn’t diminish the need for fresh blood. Toyota of Naperville will be hosting a Heartland Blood Center donation drive next month. Customers and employees of Toyota of Naperville, are encouraged to donate blood in Naperville, IL during the event on Dec. 12 which lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (more…)

Discount on remote starters in Naperville, IL now available

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
discount on remote starters in Naperville, IL

Discount on remote starters in Naperville, IL

Everyday the weather is getting closer and closer to unleashing the first cold winter blast of the year. When that happens, there is usually no going back to mild or, even, pleasant temperatures until we are on the other side and are facing the first spring thaw. The Toyota of Naperville Aftermarket Accessories Department has a solution for you that could be the difference between sliding through this winter in comfort or suffering every single day. For a limited time, we are offering a discount on remote starters in Naperville, IL. Just because your vehicle didn’t come from the factory outfitted with a remote start system, doesn’t mean you can’t have one. (more…)

Brake health important to winter driving safety

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Toyota brakes

Toyota Brakes

Everyone who works for Toyota of Naperville has an affinity for the automotive world. But the people that staff the Toyota of Naperville Service Department are really crazy about cars. One of their most recent efforts is to make sure people are coming in and getting their vehicles ready for winter. Another portion of that effort brings us to today with a little piece about the importance of using Toyota-licensed brakes when it comes time for replacing the one on your current Toyota vehicle. There are number of reasons why it is important to use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts in your repairs, but the most important one is that they are specifically built to fit your Toyota car, truck or SUV. (more…)

Toyota Care takes care of you and your car

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Toyota Care

Toyota Care

If you bought a new Toyota car, truck, minivan or SUV from Toyota of Naperville you would have had that vehicle covered under the automaker’s aggressive and comprehensive warranty program called “Toyota Care.” Every major automotive manufacturer has a warranty program that backs up their products and protects the customer against large scale breakdowns of major components that could be prohibitively expensive to repair. The Toyota Care warranty offered on new purchases not only does this, but also goes the extra mile to provide extra peace of mind wherever it can. Among the coverages provided by Toyota Care are items like roadside assistance and basic assistance. (more…)