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Toyota shows why you should buy genuine OEM parts with an adorably cranky cat

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Just for Fun on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 10:14 PM
A yellow cat wearing a scarf

Why use Toyota Genuine Parts?

Toyota has a solid reputation for being one of the most reliable automakers. So why would you buy less than solid parts? To help drive the point home that you should use Toyota genuine parts that come straight from the OEM, Toyota has a new series of ads that feature one of the crankiest cats you could hope to adopt. With a voice over that has us hoping our own pets aren’t secret critics. Then again, of course we use OEM parts here at Carver Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

What else did Toyota bring to CAS 2018?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Shows, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 6:47 PM
2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro climbing ramp at CAS 2018

2019 Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma TRD Pro at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

While we’re showing enthusiasm for the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, it’s just one of three TRD packages that were flaunted at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. If you’re more into the upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma or 4Runner, we’re happy to announce both vehicles will also offer TRD upgrades. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota flaunts the upcoming TRD Pro Lineup at CAS 2018

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Tundra on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 9:57 PM
White 2019 Toyota Tundra from CAS 2018_

First look at the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show has just started, at least for the press days, and it’s an exciting time for Midwestern auto enthusiasts. Every auto show has some exciting moments, so what can you look forward to seeing from the 2018 show? We’re happy to say that Toyota has brought along the 2019 model year Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. The TRD Pro lineup is naturally one to watch if you’re an off-road enthusiast. It’s naturally the most robust vehicle in the lineup, thanks to the addition of Toyota Racing Development equipment and design. Here’s a first look at the unveiling of the trim. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota highlights the Olympics and Paralympic games in its Super Bowl ads

By blogsadmin | Posted in Sponsorships, Toyota News on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 9:51 PM
Walking scene from Toyota Mobility Anthem ad

2018 Toyota Super Bowl Commercials

When we think of Super Bowl commercials, we typically remember the ones that are funniest. This year is a little different, though, because something big is starting up this month: The 2018 Winter Olympics. To highlight this, Toyota launched its “Start your Impossible” campaign to inspire viewers and show the brand pride in its eight-year sponsorship of both The Olympic and Paralympic games. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile apps can make your vehicle seem more tech-forward than it is

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Index finger pressing smartphone GPS screen with phone in a phone mount.

Best vehicle mobile apps of 2018

Every day we help customers into new Toyota models that are stocked with all the latest features, like Entune Audio. This makes it was for us to forget just what it’s like to drive a vehicle that’s old enough to maybe not even have Bluetooth. Even if your infotainment system isn’t up to scruff, you probably have a smartphone that is. Why not put it to good use? Some of the best vehicle mobile apps available in 2018 will help you forget that you’re driving a car that’s 10 years old. Read the rest of this entry »

Which automaker has the most respect?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Awards on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 4:33 PM
Blue 2018 Toyota C-HR

Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Most Admired Motor Vehicle Company

Sometimes we feel shy about calling Toyota the best automaker simply because different shoppers have different needs. Perhaps it’s time we are a bit bolder in our assertion, especially after Fortune Magazine has named Toyota the Most Admired Motor Vehicle Company for 2018. And for 2017. And for 2016. And for 2015. Okay, Toyota has clearly earned its place thanks to a solid reputation for reliable vehicles. It’s also set some stellar goals for the future, putting to focus both on electric and autonomous driving, but also on making cars that are just a lot more exciting.  After all, if it’s going to last you a decade, you want it to be a great decade, right? Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota officially unveils the fifth generation Toyota Avalon

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Shows, Toyota Avalon on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 6:50 PM
Silver 2019 Toyota Avalon parked in front of blue 2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon Detroit Auto Show

The Toyota Avalon has always been an impressive full-size sedan, but it was time for a change. That change happens to be coming sooner than we thought, as Toyota announced at the Detroit Auto Show that the 2019 Toyota Avalon will be coming to dealerships this spring, 2018. We’re excited about it, as this model is the introduction to the fifth generation of the large sedan. As with any redesign, expectations are high. Especially during a time when technology is more impressive than ever. Can the Avalon remain relevant? Read the rest of this entry »

Future business vehicles could be autonomous thanks to Toyota

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Shows, Toyota News on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Example of Toyota e-Palette concept used as Uber, Fab Lab and Pizza delivery

Toyota e-Palette Alliance at CES 2018

They say patience is a virtue, but it isn’t one that many of us seem to have in a world that priorities faster and faster services. To be honest, we’re not that disappointed to find deliveries that once took weeks can now happen overnight. What if things could be even faster and more streamlined? This is what seems to be on the minds of employees at Toyota, as the e-Palette Alliance at CES 2018 seems to indicate. Toyota, always an innovator, dreams of a world in which delivery vehicles could be fully autonomous and battery-powered. Read the rest of this entry »

How is Toyota Smart Key different from regular remote entry?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Toyota Smart Key text over image onf a hand behind the door handle

What is Toyota Smart Key and how do you use it?

We’ve all been there: You approach your vehicle and you have your arms full, but where are your keys? It’s always at the worst time that you can’t find your fob hidden within the many pockets of your pants or coat, or floating somewhere at the very bottom of your purse. Toyota has a solution for this situation with its Smart Key feature. So, what is it, how do you use it and how is it any different from remote entry? Read the rest of this entry »

The Land Cruiser continues to offer a luxury option for off-roaders

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Land Cruiser on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 1:24 PM
White 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

How much does the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Cost?

The history of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a complicated one because the model name is known for its long history as a capable off-road vehicle. Yet these days, the price reflects a luxury appeal. How much does the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser cost, and how did it end up becoming a luxury-focused vehicle? Read the rest of this entry »