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2021 Toyota Highlander red back view at night

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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


Can you use lower or higher octane fuel than what is recommended for your vehicle?

Have you ever pulled up to the pump at a gas station and noticed the lower octane fuel is cheaper? Or perhaps you wondered if a higher octane fuel will help you achieve better fuel economy. If you’ve ever found yourself in one of these situations, we have some answers for you regarding whether you can use a lower or higher octane fuel than what is recommended for your specific car. Read the rest of this entry >>


When to use the VSC OFF button in your Toyota vehicle

Modern vehicles have several different features and buttons, allowing drivers to adjust vehicle capabilities and take advantage of a variety of elements, depending on each situation. If you’ve ever noticed the VSC OFF button (which may also look like a car sliding) in your Toyota car, you may have asked yourself when you might need to use the button to turn the feature off and back on again. Read the rest of this entry >>


How to turn on the rear windshield wiper in the Toyota Highlander

So, you’re driving along the highway in your new (or, at least, new to you) Toyota Highlander, and all the sudden you hit a patch of rain clouds. You reach to turn on your windshield wipers, so you can see the road ahead more easily, but you notice it’s starting to get more difficult to see out of your back window. Or maybe the elements have taken a number on the cleanliness of your back window and it needs to be cleaned. How do you turn on the rear windshield wiper in a Toyota Highlander? That’s the question we’re going to answer for you today. Read the rest of this entry >>