Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Can a Toyota Tundra live for one million miles? It is certainly possible

Monday, August 5th, 2019
A right profile photo of a Toyota Tundra parked on the road.

How many miles can a Toyota Tundra last?

Within the automotive industry, pickup truck buyers are among the most coveted customers. As a group, they are notoriously brand loyal and are very difficult to convince to change teams. In the rare instance when someone comes into the Colonial Toyota showroom looking to buy their first Toyota Tundra after previously owning another brand, it’s not terribly uncommon for them to ask, ‘How many miles can a Toyota Tundra last?’ A few of the more experienced product experts know the story of Victor Sheppard and unironically answer, ‘A million miles.’ As we wait for news about the 2020 Toyota Tundra to be released, we thought sharing Sheppard’s story would illustrate why we’re so excited. (more…)

Colonial Toyota is growing by adding more space to its expansive showroom

Friday, May 10th, 2019
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What is being built at Colonial Toyota in Milford?

If you’ve visited our showroom recently or just driven by on Boston Post Road, but you may have noticed some construction equipment surrounding our building. Some of you are more curious than others, which has led to more than a few people stopping in to ask, ‘What is being built at Colonial Toyota in Milford?’ Well, like everything else we do, we’re investing in our facility so we can better serve each and every customer who walks through the doors. The new addition to our showroom will make finding the perfect vehicle more comfortable and more convenient. Before we cut the ribbon, we wanted to give you a little peek behind the curtain. (more…)

Today is a good day to start taking car maintenance seriously

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
A stock photo of a mechanic holding a wrench in front of a vehicle.

How do I make my car run for as many miles as possible?

People fall in love with their cars all the time. It’s pretty understandable, considering how much time they end up spending on the road. For those reasons and many more, the technicians working at the Colonial Toyota Service Department get asked, ‘How do I make my car run for as many miles as possible,’ quite regularly. We want to make sure that our customers can get the most from their investment, so we put together this guide of simple things you can do to make sure you keep your car, truck, minivan or SUV running in peak condition until your ready to look for something new, or new-to-you. (more…)

Your car’s battery is hugely important, here’s how to get the most out of it

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
A stock photo of a mechanic placing a battery in a car.

How long should a car battery last?

When it comes to powering an automobile, the engine gets all of the attention. We don’t tend to think much about car batteries until it’s too late and we’re stuck in a parking lot on the coldest and/or rainiest day of the year. At night. If you’ve been concerned and wondering, ‘How long should a car battery last,’ Colonial Toyota is here to help. Thankfully, the days of having to open up a car battery filled with corrosive acid to add distilled water are long gone. Modern car batteries should have little trouble lasting several thousand miles or about two to five year. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can get the most of your battery and save some money and headaches along the way. (more…)

Using synthetic motor oil changes a vehicle’s maintenance timeline

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
A stock photo of someone checking the oil in a car's engine.

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. (more…)

Oil choice can be important in caring for your vehicle

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
A stock photo of oil being poured into an engine.

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. (more…)

Toyota extended warranty plan takes away worries of maintenance costs

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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. (more…)

Check out our available Maintenance Services

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Colonial Toyota Iron Clad Warranty for Life

Late-Night Maintenance Checks and Parts Milford CT 

We, at Colonial Toyota, pride ourselves on our customer service and making each stop to our service department quick and easy. At Colonial Toyota we offer late-night maintenance check and parts right here in Milford CT. Read below to see what our hours are and what services we provide.  (more…)

What is the recommended tire pressure for the 2016 Corolla?

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
how to check corolla tire pressure

Throughout the year we experience different seasons and changes in temperature which in turn affect our vehicle. Weather such as rain and snow can rust our vehicles if not properly taken care of and air temperature has and effect on our vehicles’ tire pressures. (more…)

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