Toyota once again has outdone itself with the 2018 Camry. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. has started production on the much-anticipated mid-size sedan and promises to set the benchmark in its segment. In fact, Chad Lindon, a Powertrain production team member that has worked for Toyota for 22 years, said the 2018 Camry is the most exciting launch he’s seen. “The 2018 Camry takes it to another level. It catches the eye. It has more horsepower, better fuel economy, and new technology that customers want.”
When you think of auto maintenance, washing your car, truck, or SUV probably doesn’t come to mind. But it should! There are many reasons why keeping the outside of your vehicle clean should be a priority, from pure aesthetics to retaining value.
Why is washing your car important?
Regularly washing your car has a variety of benefits. To start with, the car just looks better. It’s no secret why new vehicles at a dealership have sparkling, glossy paint jobs. Not only does it enhance the look of the vehicle, it also maintains the value. When you wash your car regularly, you are ensuring that as much of its value as possible is retained which is important if you plan to trade it in eventually.
How often should you wash your car?
There’s no one right answer to how often you should wash your car. How you use your vehicle, where you live, and the age of your vehicle all play a factor. Do you enjoy taking your car off-road? Do you commute on salty roads during snowy winters? No matter where you go, there’s dirt and dust in the air that continuously come in contact with your vehicle. That dirt will stick to your car due to the moisture that’s naturally in the air. Bugs and other creatures can also leave their marks on your paint job. Just like oil changes and tire rotations, it’s best to think of washing your car as part of your routine maintenance – the more you drive your car and the more wear and tear it endures, the more frequently it should be washed.
Last month, Fortune magazine once again named Toyota one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” as well as the number one Motor Vehicle Company for the third year straight. Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list ranked Toyota 34th out of 50 “All-Star” companies surveyed.
Each company on Fortune’s list is ranked based on nine attributes determined to be critical to a company’s global success, including quality of products and services, social and environmental responsibility, global competitiveness, and value as an investment.
The 2017 Toyota 86 is the latest incarnate of this sporty model for Toyota. While it may be compact in design, this sports car still delivers on the performance front and delivers exceptional handling. With a 2.0L DOHC 16-valve flat-4 engine, the Toyota 86 pumps out 205 horsepower and 156 lbs.-ft. of torque, and it’s able to zip from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.2 seconds. It also has a respectable fuel economy of 21 city/ 28 hwy MPG.
Being inducted into the Toyota lineup came with more than just a name change for the Toyota 86. Its interior surfaces have been covered in a suede-like synthetic material called Granlux, and the steering wheel has an even smaller diameter than before. On its exterior, a bigger front intake gives the Toyota 86 a more aggressive look and the addition of standard LED headlights lend to a modern, high-tech edge.
With so many publications nowadays – both in print and digital – awards are handed out seemingly on an hourly basis, making it difficult to keep up. One honored and well-respected source, however, recently named their annual new car awards, and the Toyota Prius Two was most definitely part of the mix – earning ‘Best Hybrid’. Read the rest of this entry »
Peace-of-mind doesn’t come with a moonroof. Or a premium sound system. Or the decadent headed leather seats.
No, peace-of-mind is present when all worries are out the (power) window. When one knows if the unforeseen happens, they – and those with them – will come out safe and sound. The 2017 Toyota Highlander came one step closer to that special feat when it was announced that it had earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, their highest honor. Read the rest of this entry »
Driving in the summer has its share of hazards. There’s the rain, bicyclists, kids out and about…the list goes on. When the weather gets colder, the bikes are put away, children are back at school and the rain turns to something much more dangerous — ice and snow. In order to get through safely, please follow these helpful winter driving tips: Read the rest of this entry »
Even as the cold and snow settles in, things are heating up at Orland Toyota in Tinley Park! Toyotathon is back, which means huge savings on some of the most safe and popular vehicles on the road.
Whether it’s the sporty Toyota Camry, which was named a ‘Best Midsize Car for the Money’ by U.S. News & World Report – or the family-friendly Toyota Sienna, which was named one of Kelley Blue Book’s ’16 Best Family Cars of 2016’ — you can get it today at Orland Toyota.
To check out our huge selection of cars, trucks, vans and SUVS, visit Orland Toyota’s inventory page. For quality and professional car service, please fill out our convenient online form to set up an appointment.
Like it or not, the Holidays are upon us. Millions traveled for Thanksgiving and millions more will visit loved ones in the upcoming weeks. Unfortunately, out of those who are traveling with young ones, nearly 75-percent are driving either with an improperly-installed safety seat, or one that’s being used incorrectly.
Below are tips to follow when getting your bundle of joy into their car safety seat: Read the rest of this entry »