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Motorcars Toyota Blog

Summer Road Trip Tips

With summer approaching, you may be planning a trip on the open road.   Before venturing out into the great beyond, you might consider following a few tips that can save you money, time and possibly a major inconvenience:
•    Cooling system (radiator): flush and refill according to the service manual’s instructions. The level, condition and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. Important — first let the engine cool down before removing the radiator cap. 
•    Safety and convenience, inspect all lights and bulbs, and replace any that are burned out. 
•    Replace worn wiper blades and always have plenty of washer…
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Online Scheduling

When you need to schedule service for your vehicle, we know that you want it to be quick and easy. With that in mind, we have created our very own service scheduling program. CalledMotorcarsGo, this online tool allows you to schedule whatever services you need, automatically knows which Service Advisor you usually work with, and can arrange a shuttle ride or a rental vehicle for you, 24 hours a day.

This is the same system that our Customer Care Center uses to schedule services for you, and we plan to add several new features in the months ahead, while…
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New Chat Service

We understand that your time is valuable, and that timely service is something that you have a right to expect. With that in mind, we have recently upgraded our sites' chat application to Sightmax.

This new chat service allows us to see what you are looking at on our pages, answer your questions about various models, features, and services (including your service history), and even book service and sales reservations on the fly.

You'll find the Sightmax chat application on the bottom right of our sites. Don't be surprised if we pop up to ask how we can…
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Tech Talk: It's All About Traction

When your technician explains what is going on with your vehicle, it's important that you understand what they mean. Tech Talk helps inform you so you have reasonable knowledge going into the service department.

Toyota uses several systems that affect traction, and which does what can be confusing. Here's the scoop:

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS): As we've discussed in this column before, anti-lock brakes help prevent sliding tires by selectively releasing pressure to pump the brakes for you. This helps maintain steering control and directional stability.

Traction Control: Helps prevent spinning tires by reducing the engine's…
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Toyota Receives 3 "Best Family Car" award\

We're Hiring
The economy continues to improve and Motorcars continues to grow. That means we need more quality folks to help us provide Customer for Life service. If you or someone you know want to be part of a positive and progressive team that is dedicated to making things right, submit your resume today.
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 - - The votes are in and the people have spoken!  Three popular Toyota models, Camry mid-size sedan, Highlander mid-size crossover and Sienna van, have made the list of “15 Best Family Cars” by Kelley Blue Book.

Judges for the 15 Best…
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Our New Call Center

Our New Call Center
We heard you: You don't want to be a tennis ball, bounced between different departments when you call. With that in mind, we've made some improvements:

When you call our Service line (855-664-6193), the person who picks up can answer basic service questions, look up your vehicle's history, and schedule your next reservation.

When you call our Sales line (888-807-7397), the person who answers can schedule a professional appraisal, answer basic questions about each model, and let you know details about our current inventory, whether new or pre-owned.

This change is designed to…
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Motorcars Owner Donates $100,000 to Fallen Officer's Families

Recently, the Gile Family (the owners and managers of Motorcars Honda and Motorcars Toyota) committed to a $100,000 pledge to the charity, Bluecoats, Inc. This money will be used exclusively to fund the education of the children of fallen officers from the Greater Cleveland area.

Bluecoats, Inc. currently supports the education of 12 students, ranging from primary school through college.  This donation helps push Bluecoats toward their education fund campaign goal of three million dollars.
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Tech Talk: Tune Ups Today

The phrase "tune-up" originated at a time when automobiles were not computer controlled and an automotive technician could actually adjust all of the engine components manually. Today the term "tune-up" actually refers to replacing and servicing the wear items in the ignition and fuel systems.

For example:
  • The air filter and fuel filter wear.
  • The spark plug electrodes wear. (Vehicles that use iridum plugs typically do not require replacement until 120,000 miles; platinum plugs typically require replacement at 90,000 miles. Check your vehicle's owner's manual for further details.)
  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system produces oil vapors…
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Credit Ratings: What they Mean

 Excellent I have a long, established, positive credit history. FICO score 720 and above.
 Great I use my credit wisely and never miss a payment. FICO score 690–719.
 Very Good I have a positive credit history with no recent late payments. FICO score 670– 689.
 Good I am responsible with my credit and usually make my payments on time. FICO  score 650–669.
 Fair I try to be responsible with my credit but have had some recent credit  challenges. FICO score 630–649.
 Poor  I have a number of issues with my credit. FICO score 610–629…
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