The Toyota Prius v – Family-Friendly, Fun, Economical

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Toyota Prius v

Last year, the Toyota Prius v was named as a best wagon for the money by U.S. News & World Report. Our CardinaleWay Sales Team knows why this Toyota model may be a great choice for your family.

Spacious Comfort

You will find plenty of head and foot room in the #Priusv. As the driver, the available eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support will make every journey a comfortable one. The rear seats slide backward and forward. They also recline, offering your rear passengers space and a relaxing ride. An available panoramic view moonroof provide a great view for all passengers.

Plenty Of Space For Your Gear

Toyota ingenuity designed an under-floor storage system in the rear of the vehicle for smaller items. With this storage system, you will be able to fit the larger items with ease. The rear seats also fold flat. That gives you up to 67.3 cubic feet of space for cargo.

Four Models To Choose From

All four models of the Prius v are powered by Toyota’s best hybrid engine. The Hybrid Synergy Drive® has a highly efficient source of power. You will always know the status of the engine with the energy monitor screen.

Advanced Safety Features Available

Each Prius v is equipped with a standard backup camera. Visible on the touchscreen of the Entune™ Audio system, you will have better visibility behind the vehicle. Also available are a Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System.

Check Out The Prius v At CardinaleWay Toyota

Our friendly and knowledgeable Sales Team invites you to stop by our Tahoe dealership and learn more about the Prius v. We’ll be happy to tell you about all of the great features that can meet your requirements for your next family vehicle. Our website lists our current inventory: www.cardinalewaytoyota. For over 20 years, we have been your Toyota Tahoe dealer. We look forward to meeting you soon!


CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


TRD Models Added To The Toyota 4Runner Line Up

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 11:01 PM

2017 Toyota 4Runner

The popular TRD model trim is now available on the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner, Toyota’s mid-size SUV, is stylish, yet rugged for a variety of terrains.

The Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Team

The Toyota Racing Development Team is known for its work on the off-road racing Toyota Tacoma models. Toyota has harnessed the Team’s expertise and applied it the #4Runner. Off-road enthusiasts will be attracted to the 4Runner’s TRD models.

Off-Road Capability And Control

The TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium and TRD Pro models are well-equipped. Four-wheel drive and a Multi-Terrain Select System give the 4Runner an edge on any terrain. You can select the 4Runner’s operating mode which best fits the terrain and driving conditions. With an electronic-locking rear differential and Toyota’s Crawl Control, you can maintain a constant speed over more rugged territory.

Distinctive Badging Sets TRD 4Runners Apart

The TRD models feature exterior badging and color differentiation. Black painted wheels and a TRD Off-Road badge give this adventurous SUV a unique and sporty look. You will find special treatment in the interior, as well. Floor mats have the TRD Off-Road logo and the headrests are also embossed with it.

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Team Invites You To Learn More About the TRD 4Runner

Stop by our South Lake Tahoe dealership and meet our adventure-seeking Sales Team. They have all the latest news on the TRD 4Runner. They will explain the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, a system that expands the TRD 4Runner’s off-road capability. Our Sales Team is the best there is. Experience the CardinaleWay difference in vehicle shopping, financing and service. Our website has more information:  We have a great selection of new Toyotas and quality used Tahoe vehicles. We look forward to seeing you soon!


CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Take CardinaleWay Toyota With You Through Our Mobile App

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 10:56 PM

CardinaleWay Toyota App

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Family at our South Lake Tahoe dealership has a convenient way for you to browse our vehicle inventory and get vehicle service reminders. We have a mobile app available for Apple™ and Android™ devices.

Stay Connected With Important Information

Our app has seven areas of information.

  • “My Cars” – Keeps a record of service history of your vehicle. Vehicle recall information is also provided.
  • “Appointment” – Conveniently schedule your vehicle’s next service appointment.
  • “Parts & Service” – Our Service Team provides special offers with discounts and information on parts, service and accessories.
  • “Showroom” – Our current new and used Tahoe vehicle inventory can be viewed online.
  • “Messages” – You will receive notices when service is due on your vehicle.
  • “Contact” – Our dealership hours and phone numbers to contact us.
  • “Tools” – A handy set of helpers including a flashlight, loan payment calculator and a way to keep track of parking meter time.

Easy To Setup and Use

Just search for our app in your device’s app store and download it, set up your account and add your vehicles. We also have a tutorial in the app to introduce you to its many features. You will find more information about the app at our website:

CardinaleWay Toyota Is Always Looking For New Ways To Serve You

For over 20 years, #CardinaleWayToyota has served the Tahoe area. Our Sales, Finance and Service Teams strive to provide the best possible shopping, financing and vehicle service experiences. You will find our Team Members friendly, knowledgeable and very skilled in their areas of expertise. Download our app and see why CardinaleWay Toyota is the best dealership for you.


CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


CardinaleWay Toyota Shares A Place For You To Create And Play

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 10:51 PM

Things to do in Tahoe

We have a new neighbor in South Lake Tahoe – Modern Makers Create + Play. This new craft studio and store opened in March. Our CardinaleWay Toyota Family welcomes the Modern Makers studio to our area.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

#ModernMakersCreate+Play offers something for everyone. Visitors can paint, stencil, stamp and sew at this new location.  There’s mod podge and washi tape for younger visitors too. They have a well-stocked store with a great selection of take-home supplies and projects.

Show Us Your Created Treasures

CardinaleWay Toyota is just about 10 minutes from Modern Makers Create + Play. Our Sales Team would love to see your new creations! Stop by and take a look at some of our stylish Toyota models in our showroom. We have the best cars South Lake Tahoe, California has offer. Whether you are interested in a sub-compact, compact, sedan, SUV, truck or hybrid vehicle, we have a wide selection of all types. We have a nice selection of used Tahoe vehicles also.

Toyota Models Offer Creative Options Of Interior Space

You will find that no matter which vehicle style you choose, Toyota models offer many ways to configure passenger and cargo space. 60/40 split rear seats, fold down third rows and easy access help make any model versatile enough for your needs. There will be plenty of room for all of your new artistry too!

On your way to or from Modern Makers Create + Play, stop by to meet our friendly Sales Team. They are ready to show you why Toyota is a great choice for your next new vehicle. Our website has more information about us: Happy creating!


CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


2017 Toyota Corolla Makes Forbes List For Least Expensive Maintenance Costs

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 8:58 PM

2017 Toyota Corolla

If you are thinking about a new vehicle this year, our CardinaleWay Toyota Sales and Finance Teams recommend the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Recently, the Corolla was included on Forbes’ list of vehicles with the least expensive maintenance costs.


Budget For After Purchase Costs

You may have a financial plan for the purchase of your next car, however, our Finance Team recommends planning for maintenance costs, as well. If you purchase or lease a new Toyota from our South Lake Tahoe dealership, your new Toyota is covered by Toyota Care. This two year or 25,000 miles factory-scheduled maintenance plan also includes 24-hour roadside assistance. Factory-scheduled maintenance will keep your vehicle running like new. After the two-year period, services such as oil changes and tire rotation should be continued to keep your vehicle running smoothly, efficiently and safely.


Corolla Makes The List

The 2017 Toyota Corolla, rated by Repair Pal, had some of the lowest annual maintenance costs of small vehicles. Ranging from $307 to $375 per year, the rating included services such as oil changes, brake pad replacement and shocks maintenance. The rating also considered fuel economy. With Corolla’s 137 horsepower, 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine, fuel economy was rated good.


We Invite You To Test Drive The Corolla

Stop by and see the best cars South Lake Tahoe, California has to offer at CardinaleWay Toyota. Our friendly Sales Team will show you the #Corolla and invite you to a test drive. Efficient, stylish and a good investment for the long run – that’s Toyota Corolla! See our current inventory at our website:



CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Edmunds Names Toyota Avalon One Of 2017’s Most Wanted Vehicles

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 8:54 PM

2017 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon’s quality, style and reliability has earned it a spot in the large sedan category of Edmunds “Most Wanted Vehicles” for 2017. Our CardinaleWay Toyota Family is well aware of Avalon’s prestigious popularity. If you are in the market for a luxury sedan, we recommend the Toyota #Avalon.


Eight Well-Equipped Models To Choose From

The Avalon is available in eight models. The XLE, XLE Plus and XLE Premium offer great available features such as multi-stage heated front seats, power tilt/slide moonroof and Entune™ Premium Audio.

The Touring model features a touring-specific suspension for a sportier ride. This model also has 18-inch dark gray painted alloy wheels. If you are seeking more luxury, the Avalon Limited steps up passenger comfort with a power rear window sunshade, rear climate controls and heated rear seats.

If you’re looking for increased fuel efficiency, Avalon offers three Hybrid models – the XLE Plus, XLE Premium and Limited. With an estimated 40 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway, Avalon offers you pure luxury with substantial fuel savings.


Toyota Safety Sense™ P System Standard On All Avalon Models

Technology to aid your safety comes standard on every Avalon. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection will alert you of a possible collision with a pedestrian in certain circumstances. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist helps to keep you in your driving lane with an alert should you drift from the lane. Automatic High Beams will illuminate and dim automatically, based on darkness and oncoming vehicles. And the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control will adjust the Avalon’s speed to keep a preset distance from vehicles in front of you.


Luxury Awaits – Take A Test Drive Today

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Family is proud to be a Toyota Tahoe dealer. We have a great selection of new Toyotas and used Tahoe vehicles. The Toyota Avalon is a great luxury sedan. With eight models to choose from, you are sure to find the model with the features best suited for your driving style. The best way to find out if the Avalon is for you is to come into our showroom and meet our friendly Sales Team. They know the Avalon well and will explain why this sedan is so popular. Take a test drive and feel the Avalon difference. Our website lists our current inventory of all vehicles: Stop by today – you will be glad you did!



CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Our CardinaleWay Service Team Recommends Fuel System Cleaning

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Fuel System Cleaning

Keeping your vehicle’s fuel system clean ensures that your engine gets the proper flow of fuel to keep it running efficiently and at full power. Our CardinaleWay Service Technicians explain why fuel system maintenance is important.


Your Vehicle’s Fuel System

There are three critical components of your fuel system. The fuel filter, fuel pump and fuel injectors. Over time, dirt and other debris will build up in your fuel system. This sludge-like residue can create a clog in the system and potentially cause damage to the engine. Your engine will eventually lose power and could completely shut down. Fuel system additives can help clear out some of the residue. However, the fuel filter and fuel injectors may need further service.


Signs The Fuel System Needs Cleaning

Most noticeably, your engine may feel sluggish when you accelerate. Your fuel economy may also decrease. If you are not sure when the last time your vehicle’s #fuelsystem was serviced, or you notice engine sluggishness, make an appointment at our Tahoe dealership. Regular maintenance for your vehicle will keep it running well and extend its life.


CardinaleWay Toyota – Fuel System Service And More

Our highly skilled CardinaleWay Toyota Service Technicians will diagnose your vehicle when you bring it into our Service Department. If your fuel system needs cleaning, our service experts will replace the fuel filter, inspect the fuel pump and fuel injectors and clean the entire system. Make an appointment today by phone or online at our website: We also feature service discounts at our website for selected services. We are a full-service dealership for Toyota or any other type of auto in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Our friendly, expert Service Technicians will help you keep your vehicle running like new. Make an appointment today!



CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Play Hard, Eat Well – CardinaleWay Toyota Salutes South Lake Tahoe Eateries – Big Daddy’s Burgers

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Places to eat in Tahoe

Less than ten minutes away from our South Lake Tahoe dealership, Big Daddy’s Burgers offers a delicious and economical menu. We’re proud to be in the Tahoe area with such great eateries like Big Daddy’s Burgers. As the winner of “The Best of Tahoe Award for Best Burger,” we salute this great eatery.


In The Mood For A Great Burger?

Big Daddy’s offers fresh, never frozen, half pound burgers. For those who prefer vegetarian cuisine, they offer a veggie burger also. If you’re in a rush, their quick service will help your schedule without missing a meal.


Courteous Service To Brighten Your Day

A trait our CardinaleWay Toyota Family shares with #BigDaddy’s is courteous service. Our CardinaleWay Teams work hard to provide you with the best sales, finance and service experiences you will ever have with a dealership. Big Daddy’s offers call ahead service so you can pick up your meal and be on your way quickly. Did you know that we offer online service appointment scheduling? It saves you a phone call and is efficient for your schedule. We also have an “Ask the Technician” feature on our website: If you have a question about your vehicle, or any service-related topic, our Service Technicians will respond to you quickly.


Plan A Meal And Stop By And Meet Us

On your way to or from Big Daddy’s, stop by and meet our CardinaleWay Toyota family. If you are in the market for a new or used Tahoe vehicle, we have a wide selection to choose from. Our Finance Team will offer the best financing options for your budget. When your vehicle needs service, our expert Service Team will take great care of your vehicle. Take a look at our website for more information: Enjoy a great burger at Big Daddy’s Burgers – we do!



CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Toyota Takes A Big Step Further Toward Clean Air Through Advertising

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 4:46 PM

People in areas around Los Angeles and San Francisco will be able to take a bigger breath of clean air in April and May. Toyota has teamed up with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas to feature advertising about the Toyota Mirai on specialized billboards. The Mirai, a hydrogen-powered vehicle, was awarded the 2016 World Green Car award at the New York International Auto Show this year.

Billboards With The Latest Technology

Developed by the PURETi Group, LLC, these special billboards have a titanium dioxide coated vinyl which purifies the surrounding air. As oxygen reacts to the energized titanium dioxide catalyst, nitrogen dioxide is converted to nitrate and removed from the air. There will be thirty-seven of these billboards throughout Los Angeles and San Francisco reversing approximately 5,285 vehicles emissions of nitrogen dioxide. Acid rain and smog contain nitrogen dioxide.

Clear Channel Outdoor Americas has the exclusive usage rights of this technology in outdoor advertising.

First Of Its Kind Advertising

From April 3rd through May 28th, these new billboards will be the first ever of this type of outdoor advertising. Consumers will learn more about the Toyota #Mirai while the billboards clean up the surrounding air.

At CardinaleWay Toyota, we’re excited about this environmentally-friendly way of advertising. As your South Lake Tahoe dealership for over 20 years, we have continually seen Toyota work towards engineering fuel efficiency and emissions better for the environment.

Learn More About The Toyota Mirai

Our knowledgeable and environment-conscious Sales Team would be happy to share more information with you about the Toyota Mirai. With hydrogen as fuel, Mirai’s emissions are water vapor. Toyota also offers some special incentives for leasing or purchasing a Mirai, as well as a rebate from the State of California. You can learn more about our dealership at our website: Stop by today and learn about the great environmental benefits of a Mirai. You will be pleased about all of the great features of this economical auto in South Lake Tahoe, CA.





CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431


Award Winning RAV4 Is Worth A Look

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 4:45 PM

The RAV4 has reigned as Toyota’s popular small SUV for many years. The versatile seating and cargo space, along with the cabin amenities, make the #RAV4 a great choice for individuals and families.

Great Quality And Value

The auto industry has acknowledged that over ninety percent of RAV4s purchased in the last ten years are still being driven today.  The 2017 RAV4 is available in eight trim levels including three hybrid models. U.S. News & World Report named the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid the best hybrid SUV for the money.

Conveniences That Help You Every Day

A flexible cargo net system keeps your gear organized. The second-row seats recline for comfort. You can quickly and easily reconfigure the cargo area for exactly what you need. A hands-free power liftgate is standard on the RAV4 Platinum model make loading groceries or gear super easy. Wave your foot under the rear bumper’s center. The RAV4 will sense your Smart Key Fob and open the liftgate. The liftgate is height-adjustable, so it can be programmed to open to your desired height consistently.

Safety For You And Your Passengers

The 2017 RAV4 with LED headlights was named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave RAV4 its 5-star overall safety rating. Equipped with eight standard airbags, RAV4 comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ system.

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Sales Team Welcomes You To Test Drive The RAV4

Our Sales Team invites you to stop by our Toyota Tahoe dealership and get introduced to the RAV4. Our friendly Sales Team Members will demonstrate RAV4’s great features and share more about its popularity. For over 20 years, we have featured some of the best cars of South Lake Tahoe California. See the 2017 RAV4 models we have in our inventory at our website: Take a test drive and see for yourself why the RAV4 is a great choice for your next vehicle.





CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431