What to Bring When Car Shopping in 2022

October 19th, 2022 by

The first thing you should know is that you can only lease new cars – not used ones. Also, although leasing is generally less expensive than buying, depending upon your credit rating, you may still have to have a co-signer and/or put down a large down payment. To save you time and avoid an unnecessary…

Repairing Your Credit

September 29th, 2022 by

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When Will the Car Shortage End?

August 12th, 2022 by

The worldwide computer chip shortage affects almost every industry, from cars to dish washers, watches to TV’s and refrigerators. The issues causing the shortage aren’t going away any time soon. Current word is that it will be at least 2 to 3 years before things return to ‘normal’. Possibly longer. The ‘new normal’ is that…

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Answers to Your After-the-Sale Questions

July 21st, 2022 by

Congratulations on your new vehicle & welcome to the Motorcars Family! We hope you’ve had a fantastic experience and that we’ll see more of you in the future.  Our goal is to create Customers For Life, and to assist in all aspects of car ownership with our Detail, Collision, and Service centers, and Showroom. If…

Ever Wonder What Used Cars Are Coming?

July 6th, 2022 by

As the used car market tightens up in response to the ongoing global chip shortage, used cars sell almost as soon as they arrive. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see which used cars are expected to arrive BEFORE anyone else even knows about them? Your wish is our command! Now on our…

Special Order and Wish List Frequently Asked Questions

June 16th, 2022 by

Q: I’ve heard that Toyota is not accepting special orders. A: We’ve heard that other stores are saying that, but it’s not true, at least for models that have already rolled out (the BZ4X is not available to order yet, for example). Motorcars Toyota has built hundreds of special orders over the past several years without…

LIVE VIDEO CHAT AND LANGUAGES

May 13th, 2022 by

¿Hablas español? 或者可能是中國人?शायद नहीं? No matter what language you speak at home, Motorcars Toyota’s online chat tool can translate it and get you the help you need. Just visit http://www.motorcarstoyota.com and click the chat icon on the right. We can even do a video chat! 無論您在家說什麼語言,Motorcars Toyota 的在線聊天工具都可以翻譯並為您提供所需的幫助。只需訪問 http://www.motorcarstoyota.com 並單擊右側的聊天圖標。我們甚至可以進行視頻聊天! No importa qué idioma hable…

HOW BAD IS THE CHIP SHORTAGE? WHAT ABOUT THE RAV4 PRIME?

May 13th, 2022 by

As you’ve probably heard by now, the worldwide computer chip shortage has meant that new cars are in short supply. Almost every car that we order sells long before it arrives. So how do you shop for a car? We have a custom Car Builder for just such an occasion! Just pick the car you…

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How & Why the Global Chip Crisis Happened

November 26th, 2021 by

The global chip shortage was caused by: The COVID-19 pandemic shut down computer chip production facilities worldwide for months. Stocks of chips disappeared. Hundreds of gallons of ultra-pure water is required to produce 1 chip. Taiwan, which makes half of them, experienced its worst drought in 50 years. Our ongoing trade war with China hasn’t…

HOW THE CHIP SHORTAGE AFFECTS CAR SHOPPING

April 29th, 2021 by

As you may know, the average new car contains between 50 and 150 computer chips. They monitor your tire pressure, safety systems, navigation, and a host of other duties. Due to the ongoing pandemic, at the time of this writing there is a worldwide chip shortage. New car production for many models – regardless of…

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