Category Archives: Technology

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Is Air Conditioning more Fuel Efficient than Rolling Down Windows?

It’s almost summer already, and this little debate is about to start going around again. Is it more fuel-efficient to roll your windows down or blast the A/C when it gets really hot? Some claim A/C burns too much gas to be more efficient, while others swear that the drag created by open windows causes your car to consume more fuel than it would if the A/C was on. The truth is a lot more nuanced, and we can explore it further in this blog post. If you have A/C trouble or window problems, schedule a time to bring your car to Toyota of Vacaville for a service appointment today!

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Voice recogition instructions on the touchscreen of the Toyota Entune 3.0 multimedia system

How to Use Voice Recognition with the Toyota Entune 3.0 Multimedia System

Toyota infuses its vehicles with many advanced technologies. A good example of this is the Toyota Entune 3.0 multimedia system, which is available for select Toyota models. Features of Entune 3.0 include a user-friendly touchscreen, an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone integration, a navigation system, remote access, and instant notification for emergency services when you get into an accident. Another great feature of Toyota 3.0 is voice recognition. To learn how to use voice recognition with Entune 3.0, view here. 

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Touchscreen for the Toyota Entune 3.0 Multimedia System

Can I customize the Toyota Entune 3.0 multimedia system?

Offered for select Toyota models, the Toyota Entune 3.0 multimedia system offers an abundance of connectivity and entertainment features, such as an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, a navigation system, service alerts, remote functions for your vehicle, and many useful apps with the App Suite Connect. Toyota Entune 3.0 also offers a great deal of personalization with the ability to customize the system. Read the rest of this entry >>

How the Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System Works

Toyota infuses its vehicles with a high level of safety. This includes the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety-enhancing driver assistance technologies. One of the features in Toyota Safety Sense is Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which utilizes radar sensors to help you keep a set speed and distance between your Toyota vehicle and the car in front of you. Watch this video to learn how it works. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Entune App Suite on the touchscreen in a Toyota vehicle

How to Set Up the Toyota Entune App Suite

The drivers of today are busier than ever, with the demands of their professional and personal lives often requiring them to be well-connected to their world — even while on the road. The Toyota Entune App Suite makes things a little easier by enabling you to use some of the most widely used apps via the Toyota Entune multimedia system in select Toyota vehicles. Toyota Entune App Suite also features a user-friendly set-up system. View here for an overview. Read the rest of this entry >>

Destination Assist feature in a Toyota vehicle

What does the Toyota Destination Assist feature do?

When you’re on the road, finding an unfamiliar location can be a challenging endeavor. However, finding a location is made easier with the Toyota Navigation System. And for even greater assistance, select Toyota models come equipped with the Toyota Destination Assist feature, which connects you with a live Toyota agent that finds and sends directions to the vehicle’s multimedia system. Read the rest of this entry >>

iHeartRadio on the Toyota Entune multimedia system

How to Sync Toyota Entune with an iHeartRadio Account

The Toyota Entune multimedia system enables you to be well-connected and entertained on your journeys, with its wide array of services, features, and apps. With the Toyota Entune system, you can sync your iHeart Radio account, so you can enjoy the app’s selection of live radio stations, podcasts, playlists, and news while you’re on the go with your Toyota vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Service Connect Activation on a touchscreen in a Toyota vehicle

How to Use Service Connect in a Toyota Vehicle

Toyota Service Connect, which is offered for select 2018 and newer Toyota vehicles, enables you to maximize the service of your Toyota with maintenance information that is provided to both you and your Toyota dealer. Features of Service Connect include vehicle health reports, maintenance reminders, and vehicle alerts, as well as the convenience of accessing it from your desktop computer, tablet, or phone. View here to learn how to use Toyota Service Connect. Read the rest of this entry >>