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Unlock the full potential of your infotainment via Bluetooth

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Person holding smartphone with screen that shows a Toyota Steering wheel that matches with the overall interior of a Toyota model

How to connect your smartphone to Toyota Bluetooth

We don’t remember a time when there wasn’t a radio in our cars, but we’re sure it must have been an innovation. Can you picture driving down the highway, with very little sound reduction technology, just listening to the sound of the wind and the mechanical happenings under your hood? Honestly, it sounds a bit horrifying when you consider how loud old cars were. We not only take our radio for granted, but we’ve come a long way since tape decks or even CD players. With Bluetooth, we have full access to the audio entertainment available on our phones. You just need to know how to connect your smartphone to the Bluetooth in your Toyota to unlock the possibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Top places to go for Mother’s Day brunch

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local News on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:53 PM
strawberries and croissants with Mother's Day Brunch in Columbus IN text

2018 Mother’s Day Brunches Columbus IN

Spring is here, even if the weather has us second-guessing it. This means our long days spent inside are about to be traded for a lot more outdoor activities. Even if those activities mostly center on eating on a patio. Before all that starts, one of the more sentimental holidays is coming up: Mother’s Day. Once we reach adulthood, this holiday becomes more important than ever as it becomes easy to get caught up in our own lives. This one day a year is the perfect time to let Mom know you haven’t forgotten the strong foundation she helped form in you. Here are our top choices for 2018 Mother’s Day brunches in the Columbus IN area. Read the rest of this entry »

Now is the time to watch teen-made YouTube driver safety videos and cast your vote

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Safety, Toyota News on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:40 PM
Still Image from 2017 TeenDrive365 Winning Video

2018 TeenDrive365 People’s Choice Vote

In case you’re not aware, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Though we’re sure everyone out there has had their fair share of chaos behind the wheel, it isn’t drunk driving, reckless driving, road rage, weather conditions or speeding that is the number one culprit in most vehicular accidents. No. It’s drivers simply not paying attention, whether it’s fiddling with the radio, eating or checking a text message. Those most at risk are teens, who have less experience behind the wheel and possibly more temptations. For this reason, Toyota started the TeenDrive365 challenge, which is currently running for the 2017-2018 season. The top 10 finalists have been selected, and now is the time to pick your winner for the People’s Choice award. Read the rest of this entry »

What comes with the 2018 Toyota Highlander LE?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Highlander on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 5:49 PM
2018 Toyota Highlander LE with forest background

2018 Toyota Highlander Standard Features

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a family-friendly option that you know has plenty of space, but how is the model in terms of features? Today we’re looking at the base trim, the LE, as a foundation of the standard features you can expect in this third-row SUV. Remember, there are a total of eight grades for this robust model, so what you find in the LE is just the foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota teams with Yakima to make it easier than ever to shop for accessories

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota News on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 4:09 PM
2018 Toyota 4Runner with Yakima cargo rack on top and bike rack on rear

Yakima Accessories at Toyota dealerships

There are some things we purchase for fun, but other things are sought out for their necessity. As we head into the warmer seasons, you’re likely dreaming of weekend adventures that perhaps take you out of the city and help you get in touch with nature. If you’re like most people, this means anything from taking a bike to trails to taking a boat to the lake. Whatever your go-to activities are, transporting your gear safely is a top concern. This is why we’re happy to announce that Yakima Products has teamed up with Toyota to bring its brand accessories to dealerships nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new for the fifth-generation 2019 Toyota RAV4?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Shows, Toyota RAV4 on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 9:07 PM
Front end of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 with red box and black and white text saying 2019 Toyota RAV4

All-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 updates

It seems 2019 will be the year of Toyota, as we’re almost starting to feel overwhelmed by just how much will be new and fresh next year. Which, in the automotive world, is just around the corner. Not only is the Avalon heading into its fifth-generation, but we’re seeing refreshed packages for the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the Yaris Sedan. Now one of the biggest players in the lineup, the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is coming soon. Here are the key updates for the redesign. Read the rest of this entry »

For 2019, the Toyota Yaris Sedan drops the iA

By blogsadmin | Posted in Toyota Yaris iA on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 4:31 PM
2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan parked at a weekend market

2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan standard features

When Scion was discontinued, it left Toyota in a bit of a scramble to decide what to do with outgoing models. Should the brand keep the favorites? Well, this was the case with select options, like the Toyota Yaris iA, which was previously the Scion iA. Now that it has been a part of the lineup for a few years now and proved itself a success, Toyota is officially keeping the model around. This means dropping the old naming structure and simply calling it the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan. So what are the features now that it’s fully integrated into the lineup? Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota flaunts a Corolla iM successor

By blogsadmin | Posted in Auto Shows, Toyota Corolla on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 3:48 PM
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback parked in parking lot

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2018 NYIAS

The hatchback is, well, back! This isn’t to say it has been missing from the Toyota lineup, as the Yaris has been available since the late 90s. The 2018 Corolla iM, a successor of the Scion iM, has allowed for a wider selection of options in the lineup. Was a carryover really going to entice shoppers long-term? Toyota clearly isn’t resting on its laurels, as seen by the unveiling of the upcoming 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback at the 2018 NYIAS. Read the rest of this entry »

New 2019 Toyota RAV4 to be unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Toyota RAV4 on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 3:35 PM
Blurred image of RAV4 with text asking what the 2019 model year will look like

First look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4

The first Toyota RAV4 made it the U.S. for the 1995 model year, which is relatively young for the automotive world. Still, we consider it a staple as it was just the start of the popularity of crossover SUVs. Still, with turnover as fast as it is in the market, it only makes sense for a brand to produce frequent changes. The RAV4, however, hasn’t had a complete overhaul since 2012. Its last facelift was for the 2016 model year. All that said, we’re excited for what’s coming because 2019 is the year for a new generation 2019 Toyota RAV4. We don’t know much now, but we do have a teaser image that serves as a sort of first look at the model. Read the rest of this entry »

The Toyota Ready Set Go! Event has started at Carver Toyota

By blogsadmin | Posted in Sales on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 3:26 PM
Carver Toyota Ready Set Go Banner with Camry, RAV4 and Highlander

Toyota Ready Set Go! Sales Event Columbus IN

Do you feel that? When you go outside? That’s right, the chill is slowly lifting, and as we head into work we’re even seeing some sun. Highs may only be in the upper 40s or low 50s, but it’s much better than what we were seeing just a month ago. Naturally, we’re looking ahead to our summer adventures, and we’re sure you are too. The only question is, do you have the wheels to take you there? The Toyota Ready Set Go! sales event has launched here at your Taylorsville and Columbus, IN dealership, Carver Toyota. Are you ready to go places? Read the rest of this entry »