CAR CARE NEWS :: JULY 2014

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New Prius V expands cargo room for active families

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New Prius V expands cargo room for active families

Toyota’s groundbreaking hybrid is expanding with the 2014 Prius V—bringing hybrid technology and versatility to the popular vehicle that makes it ideal for families with an active lifestyle.

The “V” stands for versatility, and the Prius V is the largest of the Prius family, with more cargo room than most small SUVs.

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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

Five tips keep drivers from getting hot under the collar

Five tips keep drivers from getting hot under the collar

Anyone driving in a hot or muggy climate knows their vehicle’s air conditioning system makes the journey more enjoyable--and helps keep tempers cool, too. 

How do you keep cool air from turning into stale, warm gusts?

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Car care

Answers to sticky problem of removing bug goo

Answers to sticky problem of removing bug goo

That rubber wiper at the gas station won’t always remove the caked insect carcasses from your windshield. Similarly, tap water and a paper towel won’t wipe away splattered remnants of those dragon flies, gnats and mosquitoes hovering above the nation’s roads.

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Accessories

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, run the kids' DVD player, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences. 

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?

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Seasonal driving

Plan ahead for road closures at popular destnations

Plan ahead for road closures at popular destnations

Dust off your almanac and download a freeway app for your smartphone if you are driving through any of the top metropolitan areas this summer.

Roadway construction could make travel a dusty slog if you don’t know how to navigate around road closures.

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Before you go

Easy ways to prevent heat-related catastrophe

Easy ways to prevent heat-related catastrophe

Summer travel means extra precautions for drivers and passengers, especially during weekends and holidays.

So says the California Highway Patrol, which warns drivers easy safety precautions help mitigate summer heat taking its toll on vehicles, drivers, passengers and pets. 

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