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New Motorcars Call Center Hours

New Call Center Hours
Earlier this year we installed a cutting-edge phone system that allows us to see where our phone traffic comes from, our busy and slow times, and many other details. After several months of data collection, we learned that many of you try to reach us after 6pm on Fridays, when our dealerships are closed, and that almost no one calls after 8pm.

Armed with this data, we are making improvements to ensure that you can still reach us even after our service center closes. Going forward, our Call Center will be here to answer your calls…
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New Cars For 2016

By Macklin Hogan

2016 will be a big year for Toyota, with a variety of updates coming to the Toyota and Scion lines. These new models will bring increased safety, convenience, and efficiency to the lineup. Below are the models that are either all new or significantly updated.

Toyota Avalon

For 2016, Toyota makes their best-in-class Avalon even better. The current Avalon made headlines when it came to the market for the 2013 model year. No one had made a full size car as comfortable, quiet, high-quality, and stylish as the Avalon. To stay in the lead, Toyota refreshes the…
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The Scion iA

By Macklin Hogan

More car, less hassle. That's the motivation behind Scion's first sedan, the iA. New for 2016, the iA will renew the brand's focus on first-time buyers and younger customers. As with all Scions, the new sedan comes in only one trim level, with the only factory options being color and transmission.

Buyers choose between an automatic or manual transmission, both six-speed 'boxes that send 106 horsepower to the front wheels. The 1.6 Liter engine achieves an outstanding 41 highway mpg when coupled to the manual, and an even better 42 mpg for the…
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ToyotaCare - What It Is and What It Covers

By Macklin Hogan

ToyotaCare, introduced in December 2010, is the next big step towards hassle free car ownership. This plan, included with all Toyota vehicles, covers factory recommended maintenance for the first two years or 25,000 miles of ownership (whichever comes first). This ensures complete peace of mind in your new Toyota by making sure that your car is always in the best condition, for free. And if for any reason you find yourself stuck on the side of the road, Toyota includes 2 years and unlimited miles of 100% free roadside assistance.

Below is a breakdown of ToyotaCare…
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How to Get the Best Deal on a Lease

By Macklin Hogan

In the past decade, leasing has soared in popularity, especially with younger buyers. But sometimes, misunderstandings about what a lease is and the intricacies of leasing vs. buying prevent customers from getting the best possible deal. Below are a few tips to help make the process easier and get you a good deal.

It's All About Residual
When you lease a car, you don't pay for the car. Leasing is just buying the portion of a car that you plan to use. When you purchase a car, you pay for the whole car and then…
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The Mirai: Hydrogen That Makes Sense

Not that long ago, many automobile magazines and talking heads said that hybrid vehicles were a fad. The Toyota Prius proved them profoundly wrong. Now they're saying the same thing about fuel cell technology.

Mirai is the answer to the fuel cell promise. And it's not just a concept car - Mirai is a genuine Toyota production vehicle that will do for fuel cells what Prius did for hybrids.
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What Your Reservation Time Means

When you make a service reservation, what you are actually scheduling is a meeting with your Service Adviser. The actual service work is performed following this meeting, and may even be some time later in the day if parts must be ordered, etc.

Because of this, arriving on time is key - otherwise, you will arrive during other Customer meetings and have to wait until your Service Adviser is available.

If you are available to come in sooner or will likely be late, please call us at 855-664-6193, and we will do our best to arrange another time.
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Is Rainforest Car Wash Open?

This past winter taught us that you want to know when the Rainforest Car Wash is open, with a minimum of effort or fuss.

We've heard you, and came up with 3 ways to help you do exactly that. All 3 are updated every single day and will automatically tell you if the car wash is open and during which hours:
  • Visit the Rainforest Car Wash website
  • Call 216-220-8212
  • Text 216-220-8212
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Tech Talk: Do I Need New Brakes?

Brake inspections are essential to safe driving, and a regular part of Motorcars Honda's maintenance process. If it has been awhile since you have been in for service, here are 7 easy things to look for to determine whether or not you may need new brakes:
  1. Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.
  2. Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking.
  3. Low Pedal:brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging.
  4. Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage.
  5. Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal.
  6. Vibration: brake pedal…
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Our Rental Fleet is Going Green

by Duncan Shaw

This past April, 32,378 hybrid vehicles were sold in America. Over half of those sales came from Toyota, while the Toyota Prius led the fleet. Prius models are available to our customers as rental vehicles when they have services that exceed 2 hours. If you’d like to take one out, let us know the next time you schedule a service appointment.

Here are a few reasons why we love the Toyota Prius:
•    Outstanding fuel economy (up to 51 mpg)
•    One of the largest cargo spaces in its class, perfect for long trips or taking the…
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