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New Highlander blends 8-passenger comfort with performance

New car

New Highlander blends 8-passenger comfort with performance

The all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander comfortably seats up to eight people in a vehicle that has style, presence and fuel economy but still delivers 270 horsepower.

A new exterior look is complemented by a completely redesigned interior with plenty of standard technological options.

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A letter from Dave Rodgers, Livermore Toyota General Manager

A letter from Dave Rodgers, Livermore Toyota General Manager

Dear Friends,

As a Toyota owner we wanted you to be the first to hear about your new neighbor, Livermore Toyota.

We invite you to drop by for a visit to our beautiful new facility and say “Hello” to the staff. Located on the corner of Highway 580 and North Vasco Road, Livermore Toyota is a full service dealership. We offer great deals on huge inventory of new and pre-owned Toyotas including the redesigned 2014 Rav4 and exceptional 2014 Prius.

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Seasonal service

'All-weather' tires get a grip on typical spring roads

'All-weather' tires get a grip on typical spring roads

The term “all-weather tire” gives drivers a vision of something that handles road conditions in any kind of weather.

Tires, like vehicles, are designed for specific uses. How do you know if choosing an “all-weather” tire—also known as an “all-season” tire—is the best solution for your driving style and conditions?

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Car care

Driving with the enemy: Tips for battling spring pollen

Driving with the enemy: Tips for battling spring pollen

Allergy sufferers who dread the yellow onslaught of spring may not realize that their vehicle is conspiring with the enemy.

Pollen clings to painted surfaces on your vehicle. It settles on seats and dashboard, courses through vents and nestles in the fibers of interior carpet.  

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Accessories

Explore your options when bringing bikes along for the ride

Explore your options when bringing bikes along for the ride

Sports enthusiasts who are dusting off bikes and pulling out camping gear struggle with the same considerations they tackled in winter. 

Namely, how can they transport expensive sports equipment without damaging it during the journey? 

“There are lots of options when it comes to transporting bikes and gear,” said John Bauer, founder of Rack N’ Road stores.  “We always ask drivers if they intend to transport their gear on a long or short trip.”

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Seasonal driving

Cactus Highway blooms with color this spring

Cactus Highway blooms with color this spring

Rick Bowers is the kind of driver who keeps one eye on the road and one eye on the side of the road. He’s looking for clues, anything that will betray the hiding spots of his quarry.

“Sometimes they hide underneath desert brush,” said Bowers, a field ecologist whose name is on the cover of some 150 field guides. “Often you can see them 20 or 30 feet off the roadside.”

Other times they squeeze in the crevices of massive boulders or crouch among tall grasses of the Sonora desert.

What is Bowers’ target of prickly interest?

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Before you go

Enforcement jumps for Distracted Driving Month

Enforcement jumps for Distracted Driving Month

That hands-free device in your vehicle may be convenient, but does it keep you safe?

Not really.

Studies by the National Safety Council tell a sobering story. According to NSC, which has launched a national educational campaign, some 26% of all accidents involved cell phone usage.  Surprisingly, the statistics include devices connected to hands-free technology. 

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