Category Archives: Tips and tricks

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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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How to Change Windshield Wipers on your Toyota

Windshield wipers can be difficult to change if you haven’t done it before or never seen someone do it. Part of the problem is that not all wiper blades are made the same. Since most Toyota vehicles have a J-hook style wiper blade arm, we will share with you how to replace one of these wiper blades. If you don’t want to change them yourself, you can bring your car to the Toyota of Vacaville service department and we can change them out for you instead! Or just come and buy wipers from us and put them on yourself.

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What Tools Do I Need to Detail my Car?

Detailing a car isn’t the same as simply cleaning it out and giving it a wash. Most people take their car to a carwash and use the vacuums there to clean out their car, but it’s nowhere near as deep a clean. Detailing is satisfying to watch, but not everyone finds it enjoyable to do. If you want to detail your own car, check out the rest of this post or bring it into Toyota of Vacaville and have it cleaned right here in Vacaville, California!

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Toyota App how-to videos and tutorials

What can you use the Toyota App for?

Do you own a Toyota? Then you should have the Toyota App installed on your phone. What can you use the Toyota App for? A whole lot it turns out, and the features are always expanding. To help get you started with the app, we’ve put several Toyota App tutorials together in one place to cover things like remote start, using your owner’s manual, and more. Watch and learn.

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Where to get your Toyota hybrid model serviced near Vacaville

Toyota hybrid service in Vacaville CA

A hybrid model is unique and requires special care when it comes time to get major service and even routine maintenance. Would you take your child to the veterinarian? We hope not. Likewise, we hope you wouldn’t take your hybrid to a team that doesn’t understand how to service a hybrid model. If you are looking for Toyota hybrid service in Vacaville, CA, then Toyota Vacaville can help.

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How to use the kick sensor on 2021 Toyota models

How does the hands-free liftgate work on your 2021 Toyota?

Do you own a Toyota with a kick sensor for a hands-free liftgate? How does the hands-free liftgate work on your 2021 Toyota? We can provide the answers you need. Rather than walk you through it, we have videos straight from Toyota that show you how to use the hands-free liftgate on the Sienna, Venza, RAV4, and Highlander. They all function similarly, but this way you can find the guide for your specific vehicle.

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What does Sport Mode do in Toyota vehicles?

Many Toyota vehicles offer driving modes that switch up the driving feel and alter performance to match a few different scenarios. One of these is Sport Mode, which, just like it sounds, elevates performance to give drivers a sportier drive. If you’d like to learn more about what Sport Mode actually does in your Toyota model, then you’re in the right place. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota Remote Engine Start FAQs

One of the most convenient features of modern vehicles is remote engine start. This feature, which is available on several new Toyota models, allows drivers to start their vehicle remotely to let their vehicle heat up or cool down before they step inside. However, as with any vehicle feature, many users have questions. That’s why we wanted to take some time to answer a few popular questions about the Toyota remote engine start system. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Where to return a Toyota lease in Vacaville, CA

Leasing is a popular option for drivers who’d rather pay a little bit less each month and get the latest model every few years. If you’re getting near the end of your Toyota lease term and are wondering where to return your lease around Vacaville, CA, you are in the right place. Continue reading to learn more about lease-end requirements and how you can return your Toyota lease right here at Toyota Vacaville. Read the rest of this entry >>