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Get a look at the features and systems in the 2019 Avalon before you see it

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Avalon on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:59 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota Avalon parked in front of a skyline.

How do the driving modes work for the 2019 Avalon?

The 2019 Toyota Avalon arrived at the Colonial Toyota showroom a few days ago. As is only natural, a few of our product experts took it out for a few laps around the block. We promise we didn’t have fun and this was a purely educational test drive, so we can better answer any questions that you might ask us. Our first impressions are that the engine is every bit as responsive to throttle inputs as advertised and the interior might be the best Toyota has built in the model’s history. One area we might have neglected to tell you about is the customizable engine settings. So, how do the driving modes work for the 2019 Avalon? We’re glad you asked. Here are a couple of videos that Toyota has recently released which should help you learn more. Read the rest of this entry »

New Camry interior takes home coveted Wards Auto award

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Camry on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 6:04 PM
An interior photo of the a new upholstery option in the 2018 Toyota Camry.

What is the interior of the 2018 Toyota Camry like?

The current model of the Toyota Camry is just the latest generation of the best-selling midsize sedan in the United States. For the current model year, the team of engineers and designers have vastly improved the overall exterior aesthetic. However, that is not to say that exciting things weren’t happening on the inside as well. So, what is the interior of the 2018 Toyota Camry like? According to the experts at Wards Auto, it is among the best automotive interiors available on the market today. Let’s take a look at what the website had to say about interior options for the 2018 Camry. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you know the Connecticut laws about car seats for kids?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7:21 PM
A photo of two stuffed animals belted into the seats of a Toyota Sienna.

What are the laws for car seats in Connecticut?

Now that we’re well inside the beginning of the summer travel season, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to hit the road. Primarily, that means getting your vehicle into a qualified service center, like the one at Colonial Toyota, for necessary maintenance such as oil changes, brake inspections and tire rotations. Beyond that, you should know what the laws are for car seats in Connecticut. Thankfully, the days of just letting children roam free in the back of a station wagon are long gone. A few of our product experts did a little research and have compiled this handy guide of the most important information you need to know. Don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your summer as safe as it is fun. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2019 Avalon has arrived! Which color will you take home?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Avalon on Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 5:15 PM
A front left photo of the 2019 Toyota Avalon on the road.

What colors does the 2019 Toyota Avalon offer?

After a whirlwind few months, the all-new, next-generation Toyota Avalon has finally arrived at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Since we’ve just received the first delivery from the factory, numbers are low at this point. But more will definitely be arriving in the near future. Since the Toyota flagship sedan has been completely redesigned for the new model year, potential customers calling the showroom to inquire about the new car have been asking, ‘What colors does the 2019 Toyota Avalon offer?’ Since it has recently arrived, we thought this would be a great time to show off the new sedan’s pallet of color options. If you want to see a specific color, be sure to make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

Need to get away? Try camping at one of our state parks

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 8:19 PM

Can I camp overnight at state parks in Connecticut?

There is no doubt about the incredible beauty of our area. It’s a shame to both take for granted as well as miss out on. There are several state parks in the state located all over the place, so it’s more than likely that you’re never more than a couple of hours from one. Do you want to get out and experience nature and have been wondering, ‘Can I camp overnight at state parks in Connecticut?’ The answer is a resounding yes. Even better, different parks have different amenities and facilities that will make your camping trip exactly what you want it to be. If you need a new Toyota vehicle to help get you out there, we have some suggestions for that as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Congrats on finishing college! Toyota wants to reward your years of hard work

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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How much is the Toyota college discount?

College is a very fun and exciting time in a person’s life. It also requires a ton of hard work and sacrifice. Toyota wants to reward your commitment to education by providing a discount program that is geared to helping recent graduates start the next phase of their lives on the right foot. So, how much is the Toyota college discount? Well, there are few factors at play depending on customer’s individual circumstances. But at the bare minimum, qualified buyers can expect to see at least a $750 discount when they buy or lease any of the eligible 15 models that can use the rebate. Let’s take a look at the various benefits you can expect to see with the Toyota College Grad Program. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re taking for first steps as an adult, you might need a little help

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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How can I get a new car loan for the first time?

Getting a car loan without already having established credit can be difficult for people just starting out on their own. If you’re just graduating from college or otherwise striking out to forge your own path in the world, you’ll need a vehicle to get there. There may be a fair amount of young people out there wondering, ‘How can I get a new car loan for the first time?’ Colonial Toyota has a solution for young buyers looking to establish their credit history. Toyota Financial Services has a program to help people with a limited credit history get financing for a new (or certified pre-owned) Toyota car, truck or SUV. Let’s take a look at some of the information you’ll need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Take a tour of the options available with the 2018 Tacoma

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Tacoma on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 6:42 PM
A photo of a 2018 Toyota Tacoma coming over a hill in the desert.

How many versions of the Toyota Tacoma are made?

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is the latest version of one of the most popular midsize pickup trucks ever built. Owners of the Tacoma often get higher resale prices than most other in-class competitors in addition to already owning one of the most reliable platforms produced by Toyota. The 2018 Tacoma is capable of providing drivers with an array of various capabilities, served by almost any of the six model options available. If you’re wondering how many versions of the Toyota Tacoma are made, the Colonial Toyota Blog has some answers. The manufacturer has recently released a couple of new videos to illustrate how capable the truck truly is. Take a look for yourself, and if you like what you see, make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota extended warranty plan takes away worries of maintenance costs

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 8:10 PM
A stock photo of service bays at a Toyota dealership, similar to the one at Colonial Toyota.

What does Toyota pre-paid maintenance cover?

If there is one lesson preached by just about everyone working at Colonial Toyota ad nauseam, it’s the importance of following through with the manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance plan. Sure, Toyota cars, trucks and crossover SUVs are some of the most reliable and well-regarded in their respective classes, but they do require a little outside help. Toyota offers a way for vehicle owners to stay on top of the cost of vehicle service without having worry about the potential of rising costs. So, what does Toyota pre-paid maintenance cover? We’ll go into more depth further down in this blog, but to put it simply, the available pre-paid maintenance plan covers common service needs like oil changes and tire rotations. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles can provide additional value for buyers

By blogsadmin | Posted in Dealership News on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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Is it a good idea to buy a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle?

As a global automotive manufacturer, Toyota builds some of the most highly-regarded cars, trucks and crossover SUVs the world has ever seen. To be certain, these vehicles served their original owners very well. But once the person who bought the car new is ready to move on, that Toyota model can easily and comfortably move into the secondary marketplace and take on a new life as a pre-owned vehicle for one or more owners. It’s easy to forget that Colonial Toyota sells more than just new Toyota models, we also have one of the most diverse inventories of pre-owned options. When customers don’t want to pay new car prices, but still place the highest premium on safety and reliability, there is a special class we focus on. So, is it a good idea to buy a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle? In a word, yes. Read the rest of this entry »

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