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If you’re still wondering what is available with the new Avalon, you’re in luck

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Avalon on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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2019 Toyota Avalon new features and design videos

The all-new and completely redesigned version of the Toyota Avalon has been available at the Colonial Toyota showroom for a little while now. So much has changed with the automaker’s flagship sedan that it’s easy for some crucial information to slip through the cracks. Some of the highly-trained and especially motivated product experts working for you at Colonial Toyota have found some 2019 Toyota Avalon new features and design videos that might add to the library of information we’ve collected about the vehicle. If you watch these materials and you still have questions about the 2019 Avalon has to offer, please make an appointment to take one for a test drive. We can’t wait to see you around the showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Corolla Hatchback offers plenty of efficiency and performance

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Corolla Hatchback on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 7:54 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Fuel economy scores for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

According to the best available information, the all-new hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla family should be arriving at dealerships like Colonial Toyota in the next few weeks. Before it arrives, we thought we’d spend a little time discussing the fuel economy scores for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Toyota engineers have really outdone themselves when they were developing the newest member of the Corolla lineup. They leveraged the latest available technology to better split the difference between performance output and fuel efficiency. Toyota has finally revealed how little gas the 2019 Corolla Hatchback will use. Let’s take a closer look, together. Don’t miss out on your chance to be among the first to own this exciting new model, contact a Colonial Toyota sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

If you have any questions about Toyota electronic billing, we’re here to help

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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Toyota Financial Services billing FAQs

When it comes to owning a Toyota vehicle, the automaker has obviously made the effort to make that experience as easy as possible. As important as this kind of convenience is, Toyota didn’t stop there and continued to find more ways to make its customers’ lives easier. Billing is an important part of any business model and Toyota Financial Services has gotten it down to a science. Because of the level of service and technology at play, it’s common for new owners to wonder about some things. A team of experts from Colonial Toyota put together a few of the most common Toyota Financial Services billing FAQs. Let’s take a look together and see if we can make your experience even better. Read the rest of this entry »

Using synthetic motor oil changes a vehicle’s maintenance timeline

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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How often do I need to change synthetic oil?

In a previously posted blog put together with help from the master technicians working in the Colonial Toyota Service Department, we established that most modern Toyota vehicles come with the recommendation to use synthetic oil. In that blog post, one of the most important advantages of using synthetic oil is that owners can go longer between oil changes. If you’re wondering, ‘how often do I need to change synthetic oil,’ we have some answers. As always, it’s important to follow the factory-prescribed maintenance plan laid out in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If you have any questions along the way, make an appointment to see a maintenance expert at Colonial Toyota today. Read the rest of this entry »

What should you do when your keyless entry and ignition systems isn’t working?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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Toyota Smart Key FAQs and troubleshooting solutions

Toyota vehicles are almost universally synonymous with fuel efficiency and overall reliability. But the lineup of the automaker’s vehicle available in the Colonial Toyota showroom is also among the most convenient and owner-friendly options in the entire industry. At the top of the list of convenience features found on most Toyota vehicles is its keyless entry and ignition system. It’s entirely possible that Toyota Smart Key could be a feature that owners haven’t needed to work with before. Our team of product experts puts together this guide to common Toyota Smart Key FAQs and troubleshooting solutions you might need. If you have any issues with Toyota Smart Key along the way, feel free to stop by the Colonial Toyota showroom today. Read the rest of this entry »

The new Toyota 86 is going to be very exciting, here’s why

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota 86 on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 5:33 PM
A photo of the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition going around a race track.

Features and performance specs for the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

Toyota built itself into one of the automotive industry’s global leaders by offering affordable and well-equipped hatchbacks, sedans, minivans and crossover SUVs. There was a time when they produced high-performing roadsters, like its GT2000 – made famous as a part of the James Bond film, “You Only Live Twice.” The manufacturer returned to the sports car segment recently with the Toyota 86 and they are also bringing the Supra back into production in the near future. For the new model year, the features and performance specs for the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition add a new chapter to the automaker’s legacy. Let’s take a look at what buyers can expect to see when the new lightweight roadster arrives at the dealership. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for an easy road trip this summer? We have some suggestions

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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2018 Labor Day Weekend Trips near Milford, CT

Everyone at Colonial Toyota hopes you have been enjoying your summer. However, the end of the season is already visible on the horizon. If you would like to start planning one last short vacation, a few of the Colonial Toyota product experts did a little brainstorming for you. Our suggestions for 2018 Labor Day Weekend Trips near Milford, CT should cover a wide range of interests and activities. Hopefully, we’ve found something that will inspire you to pack up the family or get a group of friends and hit the road. Don’t forget to stop into the service department for a vehicle check-up before you leave or make an appointment with a sales professional to pick out your next Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Avalon picks up top IIHS crash protection rating

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Avalon on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 9:08 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota Avalon.

How safe is the 2019 Toyota Avalon in a crash?

All of the product experts working at the Colonial Toyota showroom love talking about the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The automaker really knocked it out of the park when they redesigned their flagship sedan for the new model year. When people inquire about the full-size sedan, they are most enamored with the new technology Toyota has installed like the high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot and integration with Apple CarPlay. However, the safety experts at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have given our sales team something new to talk about, how the safe the 2019 Toyota Avalon is in a crash. In short, it’s going to protect passengers should the unfortunate happen or even help prevent a crash from happening. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota launching new limited edition trim of sports car next month

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota 86 on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 8:47 PM
A front-quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota 86.

Release date for the 2019 Toyota 86

There has been a palpable buzz around the Colonial Toyota showroom since our team learned about the upcoming release date for the 2019 Toyota 86. Not only has the automaker introduced more than few new elements and features to the lightweight sports coupe, they are also not going to make us wait long to experience it. According to the latest information available, the 2019 version of the Toyota 86 should arrive at Colonial Toyota during the month of June. Until the day the truck arrives, let us tell you just about everything we know about the 2019 Toyota 86. If you’re really chomping at the bit to have one in your driveway, contact one of our product experts today. Read the rest of this entry »

Oil choice can be important in caring for your vehicle

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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Is synthetic oil required in Toyota cars, trucks or SUVs?

The most important thing a vehicle owner can do to get the most out of their car, truck or crossover SUV is to strictly follow maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer. At the top of the list should be getting the vehicle’s oil changed as often as is required. For the uninitiated, it would seem that oil is oil – what could the difference be? This is a very dangerous attitude to have, but fortunately, the Colonial Toyota Service Department is here to help. Conventional and Synthetic motor oils each have a place in the engines of some cars. But is it right for your vehicle? Is synthetic oil required in Toyota cars, trucks or SUVs? Let’s take a look together. Read the rest of this entry »

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