Cautions And Steps To Take With Your Vehicle In Flood Conditions

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:17 AM

Late winter and early spring weather patterns and temperature changes can cause flood conditions. Melting snow combined with heavy rains can produce dangerous conditions that happen very quickly. Our CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team has years of experience with all types of vehicle issues. They’re sharing information about vehicles affected by flooding in this blog.

Safety First – Avoid The Flooded Conditions If Possible

If you encounter flooded roads it is best to change your route, if possible. It is difficult to estimate how deep a flooded area is just by looking at it. If you proceed through it, you may find out too late that is too deep to pass through. More important than damage to your vehicle, your safety is key. You don’t want to become trapped in your vehicle, or in the case of fast moving water, get swept away. If your car is parked in an area that becomes flooded, seek assistance first before attempting to move it.

What Flooding Does To Your Vehicle

#Flooding can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s engine and electrical system. Needless to say, the mess it can cause in the vehicle’s interior. It is recommended that you do not attempt to start the vehicle. If water entered the engine compartment, starting your vehicle may cause further damage.

Water found in your vehicle’s oil or air cleaner can also be very damaging to your engine.

 

Contact CardinaleWay Toyota For Your Vehicle’s Service Needs

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team recommends you do not start your vehicle and instead, have it towed to our location in South Lake Tahoe. Our expert Service Technicians at our Tahoe dealership will examine your vehicle thoroughly and recommend the appropriate service. They will check all engine components, the electrical system and interior. Our team will also give important information about your vehicle should you file a claim with your vehicle insurance company. In some cases, vehicle damage may be covered by your insurance policy.

 

Worried About Purchasing A Vehicle With Prior Flood Damage?

CardinaleWay Toyota has many vehicles in our used inventory. Rest assured that all our used vehicles have a good vehicle history. Some of our used vehicles qualify for Toyota’s Certified Pre-owned Program. If you are looking for reliable transportation, or need to replace your flood-damaged vehicle, consider one of our Tahoe used cars. Our Service and Sales Teams are ready to help you when you need us. Schedule a service appointment or see our current vehicle inventory at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. Remember, your safety is the first priority in a flood situation.

 

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

The Toyota 86 Is A Great Little Sports Car

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 1:15 AM

Recently, CNET reviewed the Toyota 86. CNET favorably touted the 86 as “pure sportiness,” as experienced in their test drive on twisting mountain highways in Southern California.

Exceptional Handling and Power For Its Size

The #Toyota86 was engineered with a chassis that optimizes the center of gravity. Toyota also balanced the front and rear weight for ideal performance. The 86 is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four engine. It is available in a manual or automatic transmission. The engine and manual transmission achieve 205 horsepower and 156 pound-foot of torque.

 

A Tight, Yet Comfortable Ride

The 86 has a sport-tuned suspension, including a rear sway bar. CNET felt the ride was comfortable. Toyota uses high-strength materials and reinforces key areas of the chassis. This approach strengthens body firmness and reduces noise and vibration.

 

Sharp Details Make The 86 Stand Out

The 86 has LED lighting in the front and rear. High and low-beam headlights and integrated Daytime Running Lights illuminate with style. LED tail lights, brake lights and turn signals get the 86 noticed. Also available are LED fog lights. Vortex generators on the fenders control turbulent air flow adding to the stability of the 86. These also add to the uniqueness of its look. A chrome-tipped dual exhaust makes its own sporty statement.

 

Take The 86 Out For Your Own Test Drive

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Sales Team is excited about the Toyota 86. Our Team Members welcome you to take a test drive at our South Lake Tahoe dealership. See for yourself why CNET found the 86 a fun vehicle to drive. You can view our entire inventory of vehicles at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com We have a wide selection of Tahoe used cars as well. Stop by today!

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

A Minivan With Plenty Of Convenience And Luxury

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1:10 AM

 The Toyota Sienna Limited is a great vehicle for families and business use. In addition to its many luxurious features, the 2017 Sienna received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

Four Models In The Limited Trim

There are four #Sienna Limited models to choose from. Front Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive and Limited Premium trims all have space configured for 7-passengers. The Sienna Limited is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.

A Stand Out Among Tahoe Cars

Sienna’s metallic front grill with a SuperChrome surround gives it a bold look. To add to its style and for safety, the projector-beam halogen headlights and LED daytime running lights illuminate your way. The Sienna also has integrated wide angle fog lights. Rounding out the profile is a color-keyed rear spoiler. An LED center high-mount stop light warns drivers behind you. The integrated and concealed intermittent rear wiper will keep your view open. Black roof rails are ready for your extra cargo.

 

A Vista View In Comfortable Seating

A dual moonroof has power tilt and slide control in the front and power slide control in the back. You’ll feel the luxury in the premium leather-trimmed seats. The front seats are equipped with a multi-stage heating system. You will also get help from the parking assist feature for the front and rear.

Safety Is Our Focus

The Toyota Sienna comes standard with an advanced airbag system. Eight standard airbags protect you and your passengers. The Star Safety System™ includes enhanced vehicle stability control, anti-lock brake system and traction control. It also includes an  anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and Smart Stop technology®. We are very pleased to have received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

 

We Are Ready To Show You The Sienna Limited

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Sales Team invites you to visit our South Lake Tahoe dealership. Come in and see the 2017 Sienna. Our friendly and knowledgeable Sales Team members will explain all of the great features of the Sienna Limited. Learn more about us at www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

 

 

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1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

Trivia And Karaoke In CardinaleWay Toyota’s Neighborhood

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 1:04 AM

If you’re looking for entertainment in the South Lake Tahoe area, our CardinaleWay Toyota Family has two recommendations. We’re thrilled to be the premiere Toyota dealer in Nevada and California in a great area with many fun things to do.

 

Put Your Trivia Knowledge To The Test

Team up with others and compare your trivia knowledge on Wednesday evenings at the Beer Garden at Basecamp Hotel. Located on Tahoe’s South Shore, the Beer Garden is a fun place to join up mid-week. You’ll have a chance to compete for some rewards.

Speaking of trivia, did you know that CardinaleWay Toyota has been a South Lake Tahoe neighbor for over 20 years? We hope that information helps your team win a prize!

 

Sing Your Favorite Tunes At Rojo’s Tavern

If you’ve been singing in your car lately, perhaps a night of karaoke at Rojo’s Tavern is a great choice for you. You can belt out your favorite tunes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Our #CardinaleWayToyota Sales Team says that all 2017 Toyota models have the Entune™ Audio system standard. The Entune™ Audio system includes a 6-inch or larger touch screen, AM/FM radio and CD player, a USB 2.0/Auxiliary connection and Bluetooth connectivity for streaming. You can also upgrade to Entune™ Premium Audio with navigation and the App Suite. It’s the perfect system to perfect your singing voice!

 

Transport Yourself In Style On Trivia And Karaoke Nights

If you’re considering some new wheels to drive to these fun destinations, we have a great selection of new Toyota vehicles and Tahoe used cars at our South Lake Tahoe dealership. Our entire CardinaleWay Toyota family works hard to provide you with great vehicle shopping, financing and servicing experiences.

Our knowledgeable CardinaleWay Toyota Sales team will welcome you and show you the latest Toyota models. You can also take a test drive and try out the Entune™ Audio System. Our Sales Team members may sing along with you!

You can find out more about our new and used vehicle inventory at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. Our friendly CardinaleWay Toyota Finance Team will work with you to determine the best financing for your budget. When you need vehicle service, our expert technicians will take great care of your vehicle. Stop by today and meet our welcoming team.

 

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

Toyota’s Car-Love Connections Captured In A Special Campaign

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 1:56 AM

Recently, Toyota commemorated a loyalty campaign which was embraced with great enthusiasm by the Hispanic community. “Más Que Un Auto”, More Than A Car, captured the special bond Toyota consumers developed with their vehicles. Consumers dubbed their Toyotas special names that illustrate the vehicle’s profile, or something extraordinary to the consumer.

It All Started in 2014

In 2014, #Toyota began the campaign in celebration of 10 consecutive years as the number one auto brand among Hispanics. Owners were invited to name their vehicles. Toyota created custom badges with the vehicle name, which the owners affixed to their vehicles. Never has a campaign generated so much interest and online content for Toyota. Since the campaign launched, consumers ordered around 150,000 badges for their vehicles.

“Gorilla” Has A Special Story

Toyota captured the ordered badges in book form, titled “The Book of Names.” It’s a limited edition, commemorative piece unveiled recently at a special event. One of the stories is about “Gorilla.”  It’s the name given to a Toyota Sequoia by an owner. Named by the owner’s wife because of its size, the owner worked hard to convince his wife of the versatility of the vehicle. Not just for camping and heavy-duty needs, the Sequoia proved itself as an all-around family car. The name stuck, and it’s now lovingly known as “Gorilla” in their family. Stories like these accompany all the entries in the book.

 

Toyota Loyalty Spans Far And Wide

At CardinaleWay Toyota, it is no surprise to us how much consumers love their Toyotas. For over 20 years, we have helped consumers shop for, finance and service these quality vehicles. Among Tahoe cars, Toyotas really stand out. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, our friendly Sales Team extends a warm invitation to you to visit our South Lake Tahoe dealership. Toyota has several models to choose from – sedans, SUVs or minivan – we promise to help you choose the right vehicle for your needs. We are fully committed to the Toyota brand and are eager to earn your loyalty. Stop by today and see why our CardinaleWay Toyota family is the best in the area. Visit our website for more information: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com.

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

What’s That Fluid Under Your Vehicle?

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:54 AM

Our CardinaleWay Service Team has many years of experience assisting vehicle owners. If you ever find a puddle of liquid under your vehicle it may require service as soon as possible. Our Service Team shares information about fluids you may find beneath your vehicle.

Determining How Serious A Leak May Be

Generally speaking, any liquid under your vehicle that is three or more inches wide could be a serious leak. Visit our #ServiceDepartment as soon as possible. Liquid that is under two inches wide may not be as serious. However, we recommend you get your vehicle checked for a potential issue. There’s one liquid you don’t have to worry about – water. Typically, water will drip from the defroster or air conditioning system. This is normal condensation and no cause for concern.

Identify The Liquid By Color and Smell

Our Service Team offers some general tips on identifying liquid found under your vehicle.

If the liquid is light green, yellow, blue or pink, and has a sweet smell, it may be the vehicle’s coolant. Dark brown liquid with a burnt-rubber odor is most likely engine oil. Automatic transmission fluid is red or red/brown. Leakage of coolant, engine oil and automatic transmission fluid need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Your vehicle needs these fluids for its components to operate correctly.

Brake fluid, manual transmission and power steering fluids are critical to your vehicle’s performance, as well as your safety. Do not wait to service your vehicle.

 

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team Is Ready To Help You

If you notice any fluid leaks under your vehicle, it is time for service. Our expert CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team will inspect your vehicle. They will recommend the right service so you can drive your vehicle among Tahoe cars with confidence.  For your convenience, you may schedule an appointment online at our website www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. Or give us a call and talk with one of our friendly Service Department representatives. We are the premiere Toyota dealer in the Nevada and California. Give us an opportunity to take expert care of your vehicle.

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

Smooth And Quiet – The Toyota Avalon Is Engineered For You

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 1:53 AM

The Toyota Avalon is one of Toyota’s premiere sedans. Its luxury and roominess outshines other brands in its class. Here are a few reasons why you should consider the #Avalon for your next vehicle.

Your Path Is Not Always Smooth, But The Ride Will Be

The Avalon has a fully adaptive independent suspension. The available Touring trim package has a special suspension package that makes the drive most enjoyable. Toyota’s engineering design of the Avalon is very aerodynamic. Beneath the Avalon’s chassis, turbulence is reduced by specially shaped diffuser panels. This gives you better control and reduces wind noise in the interior.

Technology Powers Your Journey

With the 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, the Avalon adjusts to your driving style. The transmission optimizes the Avalon’s power, boosting acceleration and fuel efficiency, based on how you drive.

Available paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel enhance your driving experience. You control the shifting and match the revs for smooth downshifts. Sport Mode will increase the throttle response, while the electric power steering responds for more active handling when you want it.

 

Plenty Of Space And Comfort

You will feel like the Avalon was built just for you. Its instrument cluster and 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat provide ultimate comfort for short or long trips. If you need added leg support, there’s an available power seat extension. Standard leather-trimmed heated front seats keep you warm in cooler temperatures. Available ventilated front seats keep you cool in warmer temperatures.

Your second-row passengers will enjoy similar comfort and space. Avalon’s roomy second row makes the trip comfortable for all passengers.

 

Take A Test Drive At CardinaleWay Toyota

There’s no better way to experience Avalon’s luxury and performance than to visit us at CardinaleWay Toyota, your South Lake Tahoe dealer. Our knowledgeable Sales Team will invite you for a test drive and explain all the great features of the Avalon. Stop by today and see why we’re the premiere Toyota dealership in Nevada and California. You can learn more about us at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com.

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

CardinaleWay Toyota Encourages Seniors To Visit South Lake Tahoe’s Senior Center

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 1:51 AM

Less than ten minutes away from our Tahoe dealership, the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center has many activities you will find interesting and fun. The Center offers a variety of programs such as swim and fitness classes, movies, lunch meetings and game days. You will find more information at the Center’s website. We’re proud to be a neighbor in a community that offers so much to our seniors.

 

Toyota Offers Many Options for Mobility Assistance

If your physical needs require specialized vehicle equipment to aid you as a driver or a passenger, Toyota offers many options. Available on the Toyota Sienna is an Auto Access Seat. It is a power rotating lift-up seat, perfect for mobility in and out of this popular minivan. Rear wheelchair or scooter lifts can be installed on the Toyota Sienna, Toyota SUVs and trucks.

 

Specialized Driver Equipment

Adaptive equipment is aftermarket vehicle equipment that can be installed anytime. Typical adaptive equipment includes hand controls, steering devices and left foot accelerators. This type of equipment can be installed on any of our Toyota models.

 

Our Sales Team Recommends An Adaptive Equipment Assessment

Our caring and knowledgeable Sales and Service Teams at CardinaleWay Toyota want you to get the best adaptive equipment for your needs. They recommend contacting a Mobility Equipment Dealer specialist to get an assessment of your needs and potential vehicle #adaptiveequipment.

 

Consider A Toyota For Your Next Vehicle

If you need new wheels to travel to and enjoy the monthly activities at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, let our CardinaleWay Toyota Sales Team introduce you to many great Toyota models. As your South Lake Tahoe dealer, we have a great selection of new and used vehicles. Call us or stop in today to meet with our Sales Team. You will find more information at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. We will also assist you in locating a local Mobility Equipment Dealer specialist, if needed.

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

Toyota Prius Performs Well In Wintry Weather

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:44 PM

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Recently, Cars.com reviewed the Toyota Prius specifically for how it handles winter weather conditions.

Snowy Road Conditions

The Toyota Prius comes equipped with front-wheel drive and standard all-season tires. The Cars.com reviewer noted that the tires gripped the snowy road well. They also found that the front-wheel drive handles well in these conditions.

Starting The Prius In Cold Temperatures

Toyota engineered the Prius to recirculate heat from the exhaust gases which warms the heater and hybrid system. Toyota states that in extreme temperatures, the hybrid system may not start until the temperature rises. According to Toyota, -22 degrees Fahrenheit is listed as the extreme lower threshold. The reviewer reported that the Prius started immediately, after sitting outdoors in temperatures around 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Does The Cold Affect Fuel Economy?

The Cars.com reviewer reported that he tracked around 42.9 miles per gallon in city and highway driving combined. Fuel economy can be affected by vehicle cabin climate systems, and of course traffic patterns. Overall, the reviewer tracked up to 51.9 miles per gallon on a highway trip test.

 

Prius Features Make Winter Adventures Easy

The #ToyotaPrius has a roomy interior and plenty of cargo space for carrying winter gear. You can drive with confidence because every Prius comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™, Toyota’s advanced integrated safety system.

 

Test Drive A Toyota Prius At CardinaleWay Toyota

Our Sales Team is ready to offer you a test drive in a 2017 Toyota Prius at our South Lake Tahoe dealership. You can take a look at the models we have in stock at our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. The Prius has a lot to offer. Perhaps you will be the next Prius owner among Tahoe cars.

 

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1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com

CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team Talks Wheel Alignment

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:40 PM

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Our knowledgeable CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team knows all about wheel alignment. Today, we are sharing some basics about wheel alignment and why it is important for your vehicle.

Your Vehicle’s Wheel Alignment

When a vehicle is manufactured, it has preset angles set to position its tires correctly. Tire positioning is what adds to the smoothness of your vehicle’s ride. It also plays a critical role in handling, particularly, steering. Proper wheel alignment maintains tire life and affects fuel economy. With all the tires aimed in the precise angles for your vehicle, you will experience a smooth and safe handling ride.

How Do Wheels Get Out Of Alignment?

Road conditions play a big role in #wheelalignment. When your tires hit uneven pavement or potholes, these conditions can affect the alignment. You may not notice it in the vehicle handling initially. However, even the slightest alignment trouble can cause uneven tire wear. If you transport a lot of cargo consistently in the rear of your vehicle, this can affect your rear tire wear also. Try to balance the cargo load carefully if it will be in the vehicle for a long period of time.

 

Have Your Alignment Checked

It is generally recommended to have your vehicle’s alignment checked every 6,000 miles. Since there are no warning lights or alerts that indicate that a wheel alignment is needed, it’s best to schedule maintenance regularly to check the alignment.

The following may indicate a need for a wheel alignment:

  • While driving, you notice your vehicle pulls to the right or left;
  • You notice uneven tire wear, or quicker tire wear if your tires are newer;
  • Your vehicle’s steering wheel is positioned slightly left or right when driving straight.

 

Our CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team Is Ready To Help You

Whether you have noticed the signs of a needed wheel alignment or not, our CardinaleWay Toyota Service Team can check your vehicle. They will use special diagnostic equipment at our Tahoe dealership. Our Team Members will explain the process, show you the results and recommend the perfect maintenance for your vehicle. Drive safely and smoothly with the best wheel alignment for your vehicle. You can conveniently schedule a service appointment from our website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com. Or, stop by today at our South Lake Tahoe location. We work hard to be your dealership of choice – the best Toyota dealership in Nevada and California!

 

 

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CardinaleWay Toyota

1855 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: 877.958.2431

Website: www.cardinalewaytoyota.com