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A photo of a tire used by a forthcoming Toyota model debuting at the Chicago Auto Show.

Toyota is gearing up for another exciting Chicago Auto Show

What is Toyota showing at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show?

For those in the automotive world, Valentine’s Day takes a back seat to the annual Chicago Auto Show during the month of February. It seems like Toyota always announces something special at the country’s longest-running auto exposition and we have no reason to believe that this year will be any different. Previous Chicago announcements have included the Toyota TRD Pro trim for pickup trucks as well as the American debut of the Supra. So, what is Toyota showing at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show? At this point we don’t know. However, we can tell you that we’ll be watching the automaker’s presentation when it goes live at 11:30 a.m. EST on Feb. 6. If you’d like to get a jump on what Toyota will be debuting this year, watch along with us using the embedded live stream link we’ve posted below. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD going through the mud.

Are you looking for ways to upgrade your Toyota vehicle? Consider TRD parts

Toyota TRD Parts for sale near Milford, CT 

Toyota vehicles populate just about every corner of the modern automotive industry. However, when customers come to our facility to check out the stock of Toyota TRD parts for sale near Milford, CT they can really bring their vehicles to the next level. Toyota has one of the most impressive professional racing operations in that world. There is almost no portion of a TRD-eligible vehicle that can’t be improved by adding these parts. The Colonial Toyota Parts Department thought that people might be looking for some interesting ways to improve their Toyota vehicles. Let’s take a look at some of the features that can be installed by vehicle owners or by our team of experts.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Have you made Valentine’s Day plans yet? We have some suggestions

Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Restaurants near Milford, CT 

No one person in a relationship should be responsible making dinner plans on special holidays. A few Colonial Toyota product experts and support staff were discussing their ideas for the most romantic Valentine’s Day restaurants near Milford, CT. Our area happens to be home to a lot a great places, serving a huge range of cuisine with plenty of affordable options to boot. To be honest, a person would have to try pretty hard to make a bad decision. We thought this would be information that might be useful to you as your start to make your plans for Valentine’s Day. If you’re notoriously forgetful, getting an early start on making reservations could be a game-changer for 2020.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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You’re officially out of excuses for procrastinating vehicle maintenance

How does Toyota No Cost Maintenance work? 

Taking proper car of any vehicle is the best way to get the most value of it by being able to keep it on the road and out of the repair shop. Toyota wants to ensure that its owners are happy with their vehicle and are eager to continue their journey with their next vehicle purchase and they have backed up that idea by offering a very comprehensive pre-paid maintenance warranty. So, how does Toyota No Cost Maintenance work? A few Colonial Toyota product experts got together to examine some of the program’s most exciting elements. Let’s take a look at what they found.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota Connected Services is more than just an application

Do new Toyota vehicles still support the Toyota app? 

The 2020 Toyota class of vehicles has gone through a technology revolution for the new model year. Most 2020 Toyota models are outfitted with the latest smartphone-compatible infotainment systems the automaker has to offer, as well as an available Wi-Fi hotspot. These are all incredible pieces of technology. However, Toyota’s device integration started back in 2010 with the introduction of a specialized applications. So, do new Toyota vehicles still support the Toyota app? Yes, they do. More vehicles than ever come with Toyota Connected Services. This technology takes the idea of a key fob and makes the range all but unlimited. Let’s take a look at what it can do.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the touchscreen and dashboard in the 2020 Toyota C-HR.

Toyota upgrades technology for the 2020 C-HR

Does the 2020 Toyota C-HR have Wi-Fi? 

The Toyota C-HR can’t hold eight people and it can’t tow several thousand pounds, but none of that means it isn’t among the most capable crossover SUVs on the automaker’s roster. Now that the new model year of Toyota vehicles is arriving in large numbers, we’re being asked, ‘Does the 2020 Toyota C-HR have Wi-Fi,’ quite a bit. Not only does the new C-HR come with a mobile internet connection, but future owners will also have access to an array of connectivity technology that has not been available. Delivery of the 2020 Toyota C-HR has begun. A few Colonial Toyota product experts took a little time to learn about what the new compact crossover SUV has available. Let’s see what they found. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Make sure your holiday fare is transported safely this season

What is the best way to transport food on Thanksgiving?

Now that November is here, we have to make sure our schedules and menus are set for the flood of holiday parties we’ll be attending. As the season gets underway, a few people were sitting around a breakroom at Colonial Toyota wondering, what is the best way to transport food on Thanksgiving. Nothing will bring a party to a grinding halt faster than people getting sick from poorly prepared or unsafely stored food. Our team took this opportunity to do a little research to make sure everyone has a safe and delicious holiday season. Let’s take a look at what their work produced. Read the rest of this entry >>

A cartoon drawing of a people working through an escape room.

Have you tried an escape room yet? This could be the time to make the leap

Are there any escape rooms near Milford, CT?

We are rapidly moving through the spookiest time of the year. A few Colonial Toyota product experts have already laid out a few Halloween activities you can do, but we thought we’d go back to the well one more time. So, are there any escape rooms near Milford, CT? As it turns out, yes, there are. In fact, there are several options to choose from – especially if you’re willing to drive a little bit. Escape rooms come in many levels of difficulty which can be appropriate for a wide range of capabilities or ages. Let’s take a look at what our team found. Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the USB charging ports in the back seat of a Toyota vehicle.

Toyota expands device charging options to back seat passengers in several models

What do the 2.1A plugs do in Toyota vehicles?

The level of technology that is available in Toyota vehicles is nothing short of revolutionary. Toyota engineers and designers really started to hit their stride in connectivity for the 2019 model year and, in 2020, that commitment to technology has only become clearer. Many 2019 models and several redesigned 2020 vehicles are now available with some level of smartphone compatibility that can work with today’s most popular mobile operating systems. With this increased level of connectivity, it only stands to reason that our outside devices will need more power to keep working. So, what do the 2.1A plugs do in Toyota vehicles? They are USB charging ports. Let’s take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota offers a few options to buyers looking for an exciting ride

High-performance Toyota cars near Milford, CT

The addition of the 2020 Toyota Supra to the inventory available at Colonial Toyota has more ramifications than just adding a new model for customers to consider. Its presence in the showroom actually adds to the list of high-performance Toyota cars near Milford, CT, all of which will help new buyers look at the automaker in different. When we are thinking about the most nimble and powerful cars that wear the manufacturer’s badge, we are referring to the aforementioned Supra as well as the Toyota 86 and the humble Toyota Camry. Each of these vehicles has something different offer, but all of them make strong choices inside their respective classes. A team of Colonial Toyota product experts looked at the three platforms to help buyers decide what will best meet their needs. Read the rest of this entry >>